ALA Midwinter 2011 Virtual Meetings

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Current Topic Discussions

Topic: Are reference collections DOA in the 21st century?

Time: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 4-5 pm Eastern (1-2 pm Pacific)

Facilitator: Angela Boyd, Psychology & Web Services Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara Library


Topic: Mid-career development of librarians

Time: Thursday, November 18, 11 am-12 pm Eastern (8-9 am Pacific)

Facilitator: Sandra Riggs, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia, Zell B. Miller Learning Center (support from EBSS Membership & Orientation Committee)


Topic: Using Libguides for instruction and research assistance

Time: Wednesday, December 8, 4-5 pm Eastern (1-2 pm Pacific)

Facilitator: Jenny Innes, Public Services Librarian, Western Connecticut State University


Topic: Using Web 2.0 tools for collaboration and information literacy instruction

Time: Friday, January 21, 11 am-12:30 pm Eastern (8-9:30 am Pacific)

Facilitators: Mona Anne Niedbala, Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian, University of Rhode Island Libraries; and Lisa Baures, Public Services/College of Education Liaison Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato (members of EBSS Online Learning Research Committee)

Transcript and other discussion documents:

Please contact Members-at-Large Dana Peterman or Cheryl Goldenstein with questions about the current topic discussions.

Committee Meetings

Communication Studies Committee

Friday, Feb. 25, 2-3PM CST


I. Next steps with Journalism Information Literacy Standards

a. Timeline/Checklist is here:

b. Most recent draft of standards is here.

c. Here are the next steps:

d. Submit to ILSC for review

e. Complete ACRL Standards and Accreditation Committee's "Transmittal Sheet for Draft Standards and Guidelines"

f. ILSC approves or returns for revisions

g. After approval is given, ILSC will forward the document and the SAC transmittal sheet to the ACRL Standards and Accreditation Committee

h. ACRL Standards and Accreditation Committee approves or returns for revisions

II. Media Tour at Annual

Curriculum Materials Committee

Thursday, December 9, 2010 2-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Contact Karla M. Schmit for further information.

Electronic Resources in Communication Studies

Meeting 1: December 13, 2010 4:00pm Eastern


I. Approval of minutes

II. Volunteer for minutes for Dec. 13 meeting

III. Subject Guides: and

IV. Progress reports from those working on guides

V. Unclaimed guides

VI. Questions/suggestions

VII. Planning for annual

IX. Vendor relations

Meeting 2: Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:00 p.m., ET


I. Progress report on subject page updates (

II. Creation of standing schedule for updates

III. Conference guide page feedback

IV. Platform changes

V. Collaboration with EBSS Scholarly Communication Committee

VI. Planning for annual meeting

Please contact co-chairs Shevon Desai ( or Tasha Cooper ( if you are interested in information about this virtual meeting.

ERIC Users Committee

December 23, 2010 8:00 EST

I. Welcome

II. Agenda Approval

III. Next ERIC Chair

VI. Approval of Annual Minutes

V. Upcoming Sessions

VI. National Library of Education (NLE)

VII. ERIC Projects

Instruction for Educators

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:00 CST


I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Approval of Annual 2010 Minutes

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education and Checklist for Developing Subject-Specific Information Literacy Standards

a. History

b. Current Status

c. Next Steps/Vote

d. Timeline

V. Connecting the Standards: The Intersection of Education and ACRL Information Literacy Standards Wiki ( )

a. History ( )

b. Current Status

c. Next Steps

d. Timeline

VI. Future Projects

VII. Other Business

VIII. Good and Welfare

Membership and Orientation Committee

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern time)


I. Welcome and Introductions

a. Minute taker

II. Midwinter social in San Diego

III. Membership updates

a. Numbers

b. Letters

c. Surveys

IV. Outreach and retention programs

a. Buddies program (see )

i. Current status

ii.Extending to other mentoring levels

b. Brochure text revisions

V. Mid-semester meeting

a. Thoughts?

b. Schedule a date?

VI. Other business

VII. Meeting review

Online Learning Research Committee

January 21st, 2010, from 11 to 12:50 p.m. ET.


I. Welcome and introductions

II. Approval of 2010 ALA Annual Meeting minutes

III. New projects and presentations

IV. OLRC Toolkit Project

a. Pedagogy and Discussion (Mona, Lisa, Elaine)

b. Learning Materials/Objects

c. Web Conferencing

d. Course/Content Management Systems

e. Bibliography

2012 Program Planning Committee

Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, EST


I. Introductions

II. Review of Charge

III. Overview of Conference Planning Process and Sample Timeline (Read beforehand)

a. Annual Conference Program FAQs

b. ACRL Annual Conference Program Planning Calendar (general one, a more detailed one will be available soon)

IV. Brainstorming of Ideas for the Conference Program

a. Review (ahead of time) past EBSS programs and Current Topics discussions and 2010-2011 EBSS Current Topics discussions

b. Review (ahead of time) ACRL programs presented at 2010 ALA Annual

V. Goals for Brainstorming

a. Develop topic

b. Keep in mind appeal for EBSS subject areas: Education, Communication Studies, Journalism, Psychology and specific areas within librarianship: instruction, collection development, professional development, etc.

c. Ideas for potential speakers or panelists

d. Time slots: the traditional, first choice for a program is Sat. 1:30-3:30, will need to select second choice & confirm first choice selection or other.

e. Potential Sponsors

f. Meeting deadlines – Map out Spring 2011 deadlines

Reference Sources and Services

December 13th from 10am – 11am CST


I. Welcome and introductions

II. Approve Committee Minutes from Annual 2010 mtg. (available on ALA Connect)

III. Status of current projects: Education Librarian's Toolbox and Statistical Directory.

IV. Discussion of article project on the Education Librarian's Toolbox.

V. Other potential committee projects.

VI.Volunteer for chair/co-chair of this committee

VII. Planning for ALA Annual in New Orleans

VIII. Other business

Social Work/Social Welfare

Wednesday, December 15th from 3:00 pm to 4:00pm EST


I. Welcome

II. Social Work librarians’ tool kit

III. Information literacy standards for social work students

IV. ALA annual conference update

V. New business or ideas