ALA Midwinter 2013 Virtual Meetings

Current Topics Discussions

EBSS Current Topics Discussion #1 - Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Faculty

Date: Thurs, 12/6/2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time
Topic: Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Faculty
Facilitators: Susan Ariew (University of South Florida), Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt (both American University, DC)

Committee Meetings

Communication Studies Committee

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013

Time: 3:00 p.m. EST.

Place: Adobe Connect Meeting Room (URL to be sent out via ALA Connect, Various Listservs)

Agenda Items:

  1. Promotion of the Information Literacy for Journalism Students Standards
    • Updates from Subcommittees
  2. 2013 Annual Media Tour in Chicago
    • Updates & Discussion of Next Steps
  3. Future Projects
    • ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis
    • AEJMC 2013 in Washington, DC
    • Communication Librarian Job Responsibilities Wiki
    • New Projects
  4. Other Business

Curriculum Materials Committeee

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.

Place: Wimba web conference, Please follow the link and run the Wimba setup wizard prior to the 22nd in order to troubleshot any problems.

Contact: Margaret Gregor,

Agenda Items:

  1. Introductions
  2. Announcements
  3. Approval of minutes from 2012 Annual Meeting
  4. Current project--Curriculum Materials Webliography7
  5. New chair for the CMC committee
  6. Curriculum Materials Directory update
  7. Other projects and ideas
  8. Next meeting ALA Annual, Chicago, IL

Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Time: 3:00 p.m. EST.

Place: Adobe Connect Meeting Room (If you would like to join the meeting, please contact co-chairs Kristen Borysewicz ( or Mary Feeney ( for more information.)

Agenda Items:

  1. Check in on updates to Library Resources for Communication Studies subject guides
  2. Suggestions for changes to criteria/guidelines for guides
  3. Recent discussion on COMLIB list about roles/responsibilities of communication librarians
  4. Planning for Annual Conference

ERIC Users Committee

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Time: 3:00 p.m. EST.

Place: Conference call, Dial-in number: 559-670-1000, Participant access code: 728290#

Contact: Sara Holder,

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Call for additions/revisions to the agenda
  3. Updates and overview of ongoing projects/goals
    1. ERIC Update program & webinar
      1. Availability of CSC and DOE staff
      2. Planning for Annual 2013
    2. Proposal to expand committee mandate
      1. Current mandate:

        Serves as a liaison group between the education community within ACRL/ALA and the Education Resources Information Center’s personnel and the Department of Education by keeping the education community informed of changes occurring with ERIC and the Department of Education and acting as an advocate for the education community by formally presenting concerns and issues to ERIC and the DOE.
  4. Other Business
    1. Reminder: Volunteer Form now available
  5. Review/Action Items

Instruction for Educators Committee

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:30 pm (Central time)

Place: Conference call, Dial-in number: 605-475-4700. Participant access code: 819521#

Contact: Imelda Vetter, , 205-934-6364


  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Current project – Rubric for assessment of Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education
    1. Discuss newest rubric draft that culminated after peer review process
    2. More editing needed? Next steps
    3. Process for submitting to Publications Committee
    4. Promotion of standards and rubric
  4. Discuss additional Projects
    1. EBSS Wiki – Committee Projects
      1. “Connecting the Standards” – needs development.
      2. “Education Librarian’s Toolbox” – Reference Sources & Services Committee?
      3. “Webliography of Selected Websites of Importance to College/University Education Librarians” – Curriculum Materials Committee?
      4. Other project ideas for EBSS Wiki?
  5. Questions/Concerns
  6. Next meeting
  7. Adjourn

Membership and Orientation Committee

Date: Friday, January 18, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (Central time)

Place: Conference call, contact for dial-in information:

Contact: Ericka Arvidson Raber,, 319.335.5945

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome (2 mins)

    Minute taker
  2. EBSS Get-together at Midwinter (Seattle, Jan. 25-29) (5 mins)

    touch base re:final planning (promotion, attendance)
  3. Chair Report -Ericka (5 mins)

    New, dropped, reinstated members


    ACRL Section Membership meeting
  4. Web suggestions (25 mins)

    EBSS homepage redesign suggestions: blurbs, design, etc.
  5. Annual Social (10 min)
    1. Formalization of event through ALA? Feedback?
    2. Brainstorm locations, date, time (Chicago, June 27-July 2) Sat, June 29?
  6. Other business (5 mins)

    ACRL (Indianapolis, April 10-13) and Annual attendance?
  7. Check-in virtual working meeting (5 mins)

    Date range for meeting?

Online Learning Reseach Committee

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Place: Conference Call, contact for dial-in information:

Contact: Lisa Baures 507-389-2255 or

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Additions, deletions, or revisions to the 12 December 2012 meeting notes
  3. Online Learning and Research Committee (OLRC) Toolkit

    a. Move to SpringShare’s LibGuides

    b. Graceful retirement
  4. Online library guide survey

    a. Objectives

    1. Review survey questions

    2. IRB approval

    b. Survey pool

    c. Distribution

    d. Timeline

    e. Analysis of collected data
  5. Other

Psychology Committee

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM, Central Time

Place: Go To Meeting

Contact: Diana Ramirez, dianar@LIBRARY.TAMU.EDU

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. APA News & Updates (20-30 minutes)

    Guest Speaker: Susan Hillson, Manager, Customer Relations. PsycINFO / APA Publications & Databases
  3. Core Journals in Psychology Database (15-30 minutes)

    Updates from Diana / Jennifer

  4. Resources for Psychology Librarians (15-30 minutes)

    Progress on Wiki Pages

    Link to Wiki:
  5. Wrap-up and action items (5 minutes)

Publications and Communications Committee

Date:Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2pm EST


Place: Adobe Connect -

Contact: Nancy DuPree,

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Old Business
    1. Updates to publication documents
    2. Other?
  3. Committee Liaison Reports - questions? new publications?
  4. Updates
    1. Newsletter editor
    2. Web managers
    3. Listserv moderator
  5. Wrap-up and any other items

Social Work/Social Welfare Committee

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time: 12:30 CST (1:30 EST) through 2:00 CST (3:00 EST)

Place: Online, Adobe Connect, enter as a guest

Contact: Sue Wortman,

Agenda Items:

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Sue Wortman
  2. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Librarians Group
  3. Discussion – What do you hope to get from this committee?
  4. Updating Social Work Selector’s Toolbox
  5. ACRL 2013 – April 10-13
  6. Topics and goals for ALA Annual (June 27 – July 2, 2013, Chicago)
  7. Sharing: What have you been doing? What are the hot topics/innovations in Social Work?
  8. Other business
  9. Adjourn