Technology Committee Meeting – January 17, 2020 – SPL

Location: Salinas Public Library 

John Steinbeck Branch

350 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, CA 93901


Co-Chairs: Kristen Cardoso (UCSC), Katie O’Connell (HML) 

Attendees: Kris Amaral (MCFL), John Brady (CSUMB), Kristen Cardoso (UCSC), Katharine Dixon (SPL), Alicia Martinez (WPL), Katie O’Connell (HML)

Today’s recorder: Katie O’Connell

Old Business:

Agenda review: Approved

Approve minutes from last meeting: Approved without correction

MOBAC Reports:  

Admin Council:

  • Mobac website: Admin council discussed options for bringing the website fully into compliance with agenda access requirements, including the possibility of piggybacking on PLP’s current website.
  • Funding requests: Request for $100 for the Technology Committee’s spring 2020 workshop was approved; the Committee can also request funds for replacement batteries and sound-projecting microphones as needed

New Business:

Discuss “Be a Data Champion at Your Library” training and share the results of data audits

Mobac Website

  • Receive report from committee co-chairs on a possible update of the Mobac website
    • Katie and Kristen met with Ashlee Wright (Library Director for HML, Admin Council vice-chair) and two representatives of PLP, Yemila Alvarez and Carol Frost, to discuss changes to the Mobac website and the possibility of piggybacking on PLP’s current website. Ashlee will lead a working group of Mobac committee chairs to assess the website’s current structure and make recommendations about keeping/removing content.
  • Review the Technology Committee section of the website 
    • We only use the website to post our agendas and minutes, and generally don’t use it for any of the other information posted.
  • Discuss the possibility of using a digital workspace like Basecamp
    • We would be interested to try a workspace like Basecamp for our committee work, especially as our current solutions (Google Drive, email) are not always easy to access or organize.


  • Discuss workshop format and logistics
  • Discuss next steps for and assign sections of the accessibility manual

Public comment: None

Next business meeting place:  February 21, 2020 — 2-4pm, UCSC

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