Brainstorming (orientation guide, YLWG committee as case study)
I was just thinking about whether it would be worthwhile to recommend or create an orientation guide for ALA that would be distributed (electronically, probably) to all newbie librarians/members. What advice would we give them, what resources would we point them to? Could it include a flow chart of "if you're interested in x, go here," etc.? Just brainstorming.
I also suggested in our last chat meeting that we consider treating our committee as a case study in terms of many of the obstacles that deter young librarians from participating fully. We could present lessons learned and suggestions for avoiding such pitfalls in other committees.