25:2 (2010:05) LSOC Annual Report

May 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Posted in Committee Annual Reports, Library School Outreach | Leave a comment

Library School Outreach
April 2010

Committee members: Kara Killough, Serials Solutions (co-chair); Marcella Lesher, St. Mary’s University of San Antonio (co-chair); Eugenia Beh, University of Texas at Austin; Kristen Blake, North Carolina State University; Janie Branham, Southeastern Louisiana University; Carol Green, University of Southern Mississippi; Sarah Newell, North Carolina State University

Board liaison: Virginia Taffurelli

Continuing Activities

The committee continues to recruit new ambassadors through announcements in the NASIG Newsletter and through personal contact at the NASIG annual meeting.  The committee will focus on more face-to-face contact with NASIG members to let them know about the Ambassadors Program.  An informal discussion group has been proposed for the June conference to provide information to attendees interested in outreach to library schools and to provide a common time and place for ambassadors and committee members to meet.

We will also be looking at the relationship between schools with ambassadors and the number of applicants applying for awards from those schools.

Basic guidelines for the relationship between LSOC members and their assigned ambassadors have been established and posted to the website.  Committee members are to contact ambassadors a minimum of twice a year to remind them that they will be asked to make sure that their schools know about the awards program.  Contact should be made in September and April.  The April contact will be to verify continuation in the program and check to see if the ambassador will be attending the NASIG conference.  Ambassadors should also be in contact with members of the Awards & Recognition Committee to help increase visibility.

Completed Activities

Ambassadors are assigned to the following universities:

The LSOC page has been updated to reflect current activities.  A page has also been added which provides information to LSOC ambassadors and potential ambassadors.

A committee manual has been created which brings together pertinent information regarding committee activities and duties for the chair and co-chair.

Statistical Information

There are 14 schools with ambassadors.  Information regarding relationship between award applicants and the schools with ambassadors will be reported in the mid-year report.

Questions/Recommendations for the Board

None at this time.

Submitted by Kara Killough and Marcella Lesher  (Co-chairs, LSOC)

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