23:2 (2008:06) Committee Annual Report: LSOC

May 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Committee Annual Reports, Library School Outreach | Leave a comment

Sarah Sutton, Chair

Committee members: Carol Green, University of Southern Mississippi, Linda Smith Griffin, Louisiana State University, representing MDC, Kara Killough, Serials Solutions, Steve Oberg, Abbott Laboratories, representing CEC, Sandy Piver, Swets, Sarah Sutton, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Chair), representing A&R, Denise Novak, Carnegie Mellon University (Publicist).
Board liaison: Kim Maxwell, MIT Libraries

April 29, 2008

During the spring the Committee proposed to:

  1. 1. Complete recruiting Ambassadors for Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas School of Information, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

    Progress: received a lead from Jill Emery about a possible Ambassador to the University of Texas School of Information, Eugenia Beh. Sarah Sutton has invited Eugenia to take this role and will work with her to arrange an informal social for students and alumni of the UT School of Information during the June conference.

  2. 2. Develop supervisory relationships between Committee members and those new Ambassadors.

    Progress: none

  3. 3. Develop a procedure by which Ambassadors could step down from their duties in order to make the transition for the library school from one Ambassador to another as smooth and seamless as possible.

    Progress: none

  4. 4. Continue to add to our Google Groups pages in order to share ideas, results, and materials that Committee members and/or Ambassadors have found useful in their work with library schools.

    Progress: Sarah Sutton created a flow chart of Committee to Ambassador relationships and added it to the Google Group pages.

  5. 5. Compare the number of award applications received from library schools with Ambassadors to the number received from these schools previously and to the number received from other library schools as one method of evaluating the committee’s progress.

    Completed: Five of fifteen student award applications for 2008 were received from students at library school to which we have had an Ambassador compared to 2007 when none of the award recipients were from schools with Ambassadors. Overall, the number of student grant award applications increased from 2007 to 2008.

The committee has plans to make our current Ambassadors “visible” at the upcoming conference in Phoenix with a sticker or ribbon for their name badges. We hope this will stir some questions about the Ambassador program and, perhaps, some interest in serving as Ambassadors.








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