2009 Midwinter Minutes

COMMITTEE: Reference Services in Public Libraries Discussion Group
SECTION: RSS

CHAIRPERSON: Amy Harmon (absent), Adrianne Peterson (former co-chair presiding)

DATES: 1/24/09

EMAIL: amyaharmon@gmail.com

MEMBERS PRESENT: 27 attendees plus chair

MEMBERS ABSENT:

VISITORS:

OBJECTIVES: "provides a forum for the informal exchange of information and the discussion of issues of mutual interest relating to reference services in public libraries of all sizes." Discussion Title:   "The More Things Change...."

SUMMARY: The discussion was very lively. Topics ranged from patron use restrictions to assisting with technology needs to what has your library done during the economic downturn. Very worthwhile discussion. Please see attached report.

EVALUATION:

PROBLEMS: While the chair had to attend a different meeting scheduled during the same time, former co-chair of the discussion group, Adrianne Peterson was able to assist in chairing/leading the discussion. Her presence was appreciated and valuable. Her notes were timely and thorough.

RECOMMENDATIONS: None.

 

Discussion Notes