Technology Committee Meeting – February 21, 2018 – HML

MOBAC Technology Committee Agenda
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month
February 21, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00

Place:  Harrison Memorial Library

Ocean Ave & Lincoln St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/780648930

Co-Chairs: Kris Amaral (MCFL), Deborah Stephens (HCL)

Today’s recorder:  Katie O’Connell

Attendees: Kris Amaral (MCFL), Deborah Stephens (HCL), Kim Smith (MPL), Katie O’Connell (HML),  Alicia Martinez (WPL), Katharine Dixon (SPL)

Old Business

Agenda review: no changes

Approve minutes from last meeting: approved

MOBAC Reports: 

Admin Council:

  • Discussion regarding funding requests for committee workshops – Moving forward, funding requests should be submitted to Carol Frost (PLS) and the current Administrative Council chair (Frank Wojcik). The requests will be taken up at the next meeting of the Council as a standing action item.
  • The PLP held its ‘meet and greet’ event with board members.
  • A freelance web designer will be contracted to overhaul the MOBAC website.

MOBAC Ref: The committee’s fall workshop, “Beyond the Reference Desk: Microactivism in the Library with Dr. Veronica Keiffer-Lewis” was attended by about 50 people and was well received. At Dr. Keiffer-Lewis’ request the workshop was not recorded.

SPLAMBA: The committee will host a workshop on Friday, March 23 in Watsonville on Diversity in Children’s Literature, also compiling a booklist—no poster yet

Literacy: The committee hosted “The computer in your hand: Teaching smartphone skills for work, learning & life,” a free workshop for literacy tutors and library staff on January 17 at the Marina Branch Library.

ILL: The committee will work to promote ILL throughout MOBAC. They are investigating current guidelines and practices (including promotional videos).

New Business

The committee requested a demonstration of WPL’s scheduling software at a future meeting.

SQL Training with Lynda.com postponed until following meeting.

Public comment: none

Next business meeting place:  March 21, 2018 – 2-4pm HCL

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