ALA Midwinter 2010 Virtual Meetings



Date:  January 6, 2010
Time:  10:00 am CST
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via Adobe Connect Pro.  Instructions and documents will be sent to committee members prior to the meeting. 

1.  Introductions
2.  Approval of Agenda
3.  Approval of Minutes from Annual 2009
4.  Brief Announcements
5.  Discussion items

a.  Virtual Meetings and Impact on Organization
b.  Consolidated Meeting proposal for Annual (extended time)
6.  Officer Reports
a.  Members-at-Large
b.  Membership and Orientation
c.  Publications and Communications
d.  Web Manager
e.  Listserv Moderator
f.  Newsletter Editor
g.  Secretary
h.  Vice-Chair
i.  Chair
j.  Past-Chair



Distinguished Librarian Award

Date:  January 8, 2010
Time:  1:00 pm EST
Agenda:  This is a closed meeting



EBSS 2011 Program Planning Committee

Date:  January 4, 2010
Time:  1:00 - 2:30 pm CST
Logistics:  If you would like to take part, please contact co-chairs Stephanie Davis-Kahl or Vanessa Earp for relevant documents and instructions for joining the meeting.

1.  Introductions, Selection of Secretary of the Day
2.  Goals for Meeting
3.  ALA Connect : headquarters for documents, discussions, etc.
4.  Review program planning documents
5.  Questions re process, funds, etc.
6.  Brainstorming for topics
7.  Next meetings: Early February, other spring meetings TBA
8.  Adjourn


Electronic Resources in Communication Studies

Date:  December 18, 2009
Time:  1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Logistics:  Contact Cathy Michael.  Cathy must let Verizon know how many people so please RSVP.

I.  Introductions and Greetings (10 mins)

II.  Approve of agenda:  additional items (5 minutes)

III.  Announcements (5 mins)

IV.  New Business:  

A. Associations and Vendor Relations
1.  Discuss communications with vendors: Newsbank, JSTOR, EBSCO, and LexisNexis.  Is there anyone we'd like to invite to Annual?

B.  Evaluation/Assessment:
1.  Comments and update on the criteria for the evaluation of news sources (or other ideas / direction)
2.  Library Resources for Communication Studies:  Review of udpates to News Sources
3.  Discuss problems and challenges

C.  Scholarly Communication:
1.  Members of institutions subscribing to LOCKSS will discuss their Institution's procedures for making journal suggestions
2.  Feedback on Tasha and Erica list of titles to contact
3.  Is archiving by companies such as EBSCO adequate?
4.  Draft a letter to LOCKSS.  See Working with Open Access titles

D.  Website:
1.  Idea:  each month review a section of the website as a committee
2.  If idea is acceptable, develop a new schedule

V.  Adjournment


ERIC Users Committee

Date:  December 18, 2009
Time:  12:00 noon PST
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via Tapped in.  You are encouraged to go there ahead of time to see how to chat (it's very simple).  You can log in as a guest or as a member (which is free). 

1.  Introductions
2.  Announcements
3.  Approval of Annual 2009 Minutes
4.  Update on ERIC contract process by Department of Education representatives
5.  Update on ERIC database by ERIC project contractor
6.  Update on ERIC Users Forum to be held at Annual
7.  Other topics as raised


Higher Education

Date:  January 8, 2010
Time:  1:00-2:30 pm EST
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via Elluminate.  Anyone who is not a member of the committee and would like to attend should contact Gloria Colvin and Susan Kendall so that arrangements can be made for you to access the Elluminate session. 

1.  Introductions
2.  Impact of changes in 6th edition of APA Style
3.  Designing content for mobile devices
4.  Open discussion


Instruction for Educators

Date:  December 10, 2009
Time:  9:00 noon PST
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via ALA Connect chat and  If you are not a current member of the committee but would like to attend contact Kate Zoellner for instructions.

I.  Welcome and Introductions (10 mins)

II.  Approve Annual 2009 Minutes (5 minutes)

III.  Information Literacy Standards for PK-12 Educators document (30 mins)
a.  History
b.  Current Status
c.  Next Steps
d.  Timeline

IV.  Connecting the Standards:  The Intersection of Ecuation and ACRL Information Literacy Standards website transfer (10 minutes)

V.  Other Business


Membership & Orientation

Date:  December 10, 2009
Time:  10:00 noon Eastern time
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via ALA Connect chat and  If you are not a current member of the committee but would like to attend contact Scott Collard for instructions.

I.  Welcome and Introductions (5 mins)

II.  Midwinter social in Boston (5 minutes)

III.  Membership Updates (10 mins)
a.  Numbers
b.  Letters
c.  Surveys

IV.  Recap of EBSS M+O conversations from annual (20 minutes)

V.  Update on ACRL Membership advisory committee (MAC) recommendations regarding recruitment and retention activities (15 mins)

VI.  Further strategies for retention (remaining)

VII.  Other business


Online Learning Research

Date:  December 17, 2009
Time:  11:00 central time
Logistics:  The committee will use Dim Dim as the platform.  If you are currently not on the committee, but would like to attend the meeting please contact Lori Mestre for instructions

1.  Introductions
2.  Approval of Minutes from Annual 2009
3.  Additions to the Agenda
4. Discussion of the Learning Objects Toolkit: contents and maintenance
5. Virtual Meeting Wiki Project (with IS)-- part of EBSS Action Plan

Announcements/Future Projects
1.  ALA 2010 Annual presentation proposal
2.  ACRL 2011 presentation proposal?  (deadline May 2010)
3.  ALA 2010 Midwinter virtual presentation update (a few of us will be presenting virtually)


Reference Sources and Services

Date:  January 7, 2010
Time:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central time) (10MST, 11CST, 12pm EST)
Logistics:  Meeting will be conducted via ALA Connect chat.  

If that does not work:
--Sign into ALA Connect
--Navigate to the EBSS Reference Sources and Services Studies page
--Click on "Chats" --Click on the "Midwinter Virtual Meeting" link.


1.  Welcome and Introductions

2.  Approve Committee Minutes from Annual 2009 meeting (Available on ALA Connect)

3.  Prioritize Projects
* Statistical Directory for Education & Social Sciences Librarians wiki
Institutional Rankings Bibliography
* Education Librarian's Toolbox
* Selected Testing and Assessment Tools in the Public Domain

4.  Updating and maintenance of ongoing projects

5.  Potential committee projects--brainstorm ideas

6.  Other Business