EBSS 2014 Midwinter Meeting Schedule & Agendas

Agendas will be added as they become available.

EBSS Executive Committee

Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00pm CST
Connection Information: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1krbrsnu7s/
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  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Minutes
    a.    Minutes of the July 1, 2013, EBSS Executive Committee Midwinter, approved virtually on July 11, 2013.
    see: http://connect.ala.org/node/209729
  4. Officer Reports
    a.    Chair
    b.    Vice-Chair
    c.    Past-Chair
    d.    Secretary
    e.    Members-at-Large
    f.    Webmaster
  5. Old Business
    a. Update: funding for distinguished librarian award – Scott
    b.    Award for new librarian – Vanessa
  6. New Business
    a. EBSS Facebook Presence Proposal
    b.    Candidate slates for distinguished librarian award
  7. Other items
  8. Adjournment

EBSS Advisory Council

Date: February 6, 2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm CST
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  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Minutes
    a.    Minutes of the June 30, 2013, EBSS Advisory Council Annual meeting, approved July 10, 2013. See http://connect.ala.org/node/209728
  3. Officer Reports
    a.    Chair
    b.    Vice Chair
    c.    Past Chair
    d.    Secretary
    e.    Members At-Large
  4. Committee Reports (Note: If you cannot attend, please send your committee reports directly to Merrie Alynn Davidson, at davi0635@stthomas.edu)
    •    Communication Studies
    •    Conference Program Planning
    •    Curriculum Materials
    •    Distinguished EBSS Librarian Award
    •    Electronic Resources in Communication Studies
    •    ERIC Users
    •    Higher Education
    •    Instruction for Educators
    •    Membership and Orientation
    •    Nominating
    •    Online Learning Research
    •    Psychology
    •    Publications and Communications
    •    Reference Sources and Services
    •    Research Committee
    •    Scholarly Communication Committee
    •    Social Work/Social Welfare
  5. Other Business
  6. Adjournment

Committee Meetings

Communication Studies Committee

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Connection Information: See http://connect.ala.org/node/215384
  1. Updated draft survey on liaison roles
  2. Las Vegas media tour update
  3. Journalism information literacy standards projects
  4. ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy

Conference Program Planning Committee

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2014
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 110A


  1. Welcome & Introductions  (ANSS and EBSS program committee members welcome)(S. Weimer & R. Alexander)
  2. Request volunteer take notes
  3. Summary of Telephone Conference  (S. Collard)
  4. Speaker Liaison Activities  (DP, SAC, SG, SW, RA, PM)
  5. Publicity Activities (DP, SAC, LK, GST)
  6. Day – of Organization (SAC, JB, DP, TB, JB (Jenny))
  7. Post Conference Activities (CC)
  8. Preparing timeline for finalizing plans
  9. Preparing a Contacts list  
  10. Google docs for continuing planning

Curriculum Materials Committee

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 1:00PM EST
Connection Information: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012752&username=&password=M.43F7CFD3DE8107BA9023213427D7D3\


  1. Introduction and Roll Call
  2. Announcements
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Discussion of Charge to Revise the 2009 Guidelines for Curriculum Materials Centers--http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/guidelinescurriculum
  5. Update on CMC Directory
  6. Marketing CMCs to Administrators, Faculty, and students
  7. New Business
  8. Next meeting--ALA Annual--Saturday, June 28, 2014
  9. Adjournment

ERIC Users Group

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Conference call: Dial-in number:  605-475-3200, Participant access code:  417027#


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Call for additions/revisions to the agenda
  3. ERIC Update 
    A.      Selection policy  
    B.      PDF restoration process
    C.      Resuming indexing
    D.      Topic pages
    E.      ERIC webinars  
    F.      Open access
  4. Questions/ comments from the committee
  5. Other Business

Instruction for Educators Committee

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Pacific
Meeting Call-In Number:  513-386-0000
Meeting Access Code: 272713#
  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Finalizing the Rubric:
    • 2-3 people needed to give it a final read for consistency.
    • Introduction to the rubric - What would we like it to say?
    • Next steps
  3. Impact of the ACRL IL Standards revision on our committee work?
  4. Possible future projects:

See more information below about these proposed projects (reprinted from 2011 meeting minutes):

How to educate pre-service teachers about OA education journals and assessing their quality. This is seen as an important project because teachers leave their institutions and lose access to a lot of the resources they have and at the same time are asked to make evidence- and research-based decisions. Different states have resources available state wide that teachers can use, and school libraries on a district wide level may have subscription resources, too. Promotion of OA publications and strategies for teaching about OA journals may be worth pursuing.

Connecting the ACRL standards with NCATE (etc). Concern was raised that many education faculty members won’t give time to anything that isn’t addressed in the NCATE standards. This was part of the original idea behind the Connecting the Standards website – a way to connect in a matrix ARCL standards with other K-12 standards. Now that the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education have been approved, new efforts should be made to show the connections to teaching faculty. The Committee could develop a document or strategy for this type of outreach/communication.

Membership and Orientation Committee

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm (Central time)
Conference Call: dial: (605) 475-4000, and enter this access code:   908241#


  1.  Welcome (2 mins)
    Minute taker
  2.  Updates: Get-together at Midwinter; facebook proposal  -Ericka
  3.  Report on Membership and statistics -Ericka (5 mins)
    New, dropped, reinstated membership
  4.  Annual Social (10 min)
    Brain storm locations, date, time (Las Vegas, June 26-July 1) Friday, June  27?
  5.  Other duties at Annual
    NMRT 101
    ACRL 101
  6.  Mentoring or other projects?
  7.  Consider Chair position for 2014 (5 mins)
  8.  Check-in virtual working meeting (5 mins)
    Date range for meeting?

Online Learning Research Committee

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00pm CST
Connection: Adobe Connect http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7ygew9gkao/
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1.      Approval of meeting notes for 4 December 2013
2.      Progress check on the Online Library Guide Survey top ten picks
3.      Analysis of data collected from the Online Library Guide Survey
4.      Discussion of the revised Online Library Guide Survey
5.      Publication of research results
6.      Other

Psychology Committee

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Eastern Standard Time
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  1. Welcome and introductions. (5 minutes)
  2. APA News & Updates(20 minutes)
    Guest Speaker: Susan Hillson, Manager, Customer Relations
    PsycINFO / APA Publications & Databases
  3. Open Access Journals in Psychology List(15 minutes)
    Updates from Jennifer / Barbara / JoAnn
  4. Resources for Psychology Librarians(15 minutes)
    Revisions to Wiki Pages
    Link to Wiki: http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Resources_for_Psychology_Librarians
  5. Action items and conclusion (5 minutes)

Publications and Communications Committee

Date: Tuesday, January 21
Time: 1:00pm Eastern Time
Connection information: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2vwix0sg4z/
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  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Brief Announcements & Follow-Ups from Annual
  3. Approval of Document Revisions*
  4. Discussion items
    • a.    CMC Directory proposal*
    • b.    Review draft of revised navigation structure for EBSS website*
    • c.     EBSS Facebook page proposal*
  5. Updates from committee members
  6. Wrap-up and any other items
  7. Adjourn
 *Committee members – please review relevant documents in advance of the meeting. They are all posted on our committee site in ALA Connect.

Research Forum Committee

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd
Time: 11:00am
Connection Information: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r496atf0e7z/
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  1. Recruit volunteers to:
    • Write acceptance and rejection emails (we have versions used in previous years)
    • Create flyers for the forum
    • Arrive early to help set up
    • Take pictures of the forum
    • Write a report of the forum for the EBSS Newsletter
  2. Review timeline
    • Proposals due Friday, February 14, 2014
    • Second virtual meeting week of March 3-7
      • Review and select proposals
      • Update on the session (time, length of forum; room assignment)
      • Promotion and advertising (write ad/handout, send to listservs, create poster)
      • Discussion of forum format; welcomes, introductions, speakers, etc.
      • Volunteer needed for presentation liaison (gather info for forum ad/handout, ask presenters about requirements – outlets, table?)
  3. Current Status of Proposals
    • Number of proposals so far
    • Additional promotion needed?
  4. Additional Business/Wrap-up
  5. Adjourn

Social Work/Social Welfare Committee

Date: Friday, January 17th
Time: 12:00pm Central time
Connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r20ct1gdtse/
Agenda: to be provided soon

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