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

May 27, 2008 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Committee Annual Reports, Publications/PR | Leave a comment

PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Marit Taylor (Auraria Library) and Glen Wiley (Cornell University Library), Co-chairs

Committee members: Susan Banoun (University of Cincinnati), Sandy Folsom (Central Michigan University), Kathryn Johns-Masten (Siena College), Linda Pitts (University of Washington), Gracemary Smulewitz (Rutgers University) (part of year).
Board liaison: Denise Novak

NARRATIVE OF ACTIVITIES SINCE LAST REPORT

CONTINUING ACTIVITIES
As part of our charge to proactively encourage publication of serials-related literature, we send out solicitations for new NASIGuides. We have a posted list of potential topics on the web page, but are also willing to consider suggestions for appropriate new topics. Next year’s committee should probably brainstorm for new topics. When someone shows interest in writing one, we work with them on guidelines, and then edit the completed guide for both form and content. The Committee also continues to seek NASIG members who are willing to submit new entries in the Speakers and Consultants Directory, to serve as potential speakers for meetings or consultants to assist anyone in need of specialized expertise in aspects of serials librarianship. Next year’s committee should send out further solicitations for those who might be willing to write NASIGuides and/or submit a profile to the Speakers and Consultants Directory.

COMPLETED ACTIVITIES
This year Kathryn Johns-Masten, our Webmaster, with assistance from Glen Wiley, our co-chair, and other committee members, performed a complete revision of the Directory entries and subject categories. After two notification emails were sent to those listed in the Speakers and Consultants Directory about revising their entries, we received several updated profiles, which were posted, and removed the profiles that were out of date and for which we received no updates.

This has been a good year for new NASIGuides. In June we posted a guide on “Cancellation Workflow,” by Trina Holloway. Recently we posted “A Beginner’s Guide to Working With Vendors, by Wm. Joseph Thomas. Several others should be ready before the conference, including “The CONSER Standard Record, by Steve Shadle; “How toSurvive as a New Serialist,” by Glenda Griffin; “Institutional Repositories,” by Mary Grenci, and “MARC Fields for Serials,” by Beverly Geckle and Elizabeth McDonald. Two more in the pipeline are “FRBR Implications for Serials,” by Steve Shadle or another volunteer, and “Claiming,” by Rubye Cross.

At the request of Cory Tucker of the Conference Planning Committee, Linda Pitts wrote a publicity message for a preconference on “Emerging Trends, 2.0 and Libraries” to be sent out to various listservs. This is our first example of being asked to write publicity messages, and this is an area in which we may be more active in the future.

ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT THE NASIG STRATEGIC PLAN
We will continue to brainstorm and develop initiatives to expand and publicize the Speakers and Consultants Directory, and to raise the visibility of the organization and the expertise of its members.

ANY CHANGES OR EXCEPTIONS TO THE BUDGET
None

ACTIONS REQUIRED BY BOARD
None

NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING REPORT
Marit Taylor

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