Ref Committee Meeting Minutes: April 2013

MOBAC Reference MeetingApril 23, 2013 – Monterey Peninsula College Library

Present:

Ann Jacobson, Naval Post Graduate School Library
Betty Mason, San Benito County Free Library
Deborah Ruíz, Monterey Peninsula College Library
Deborah Stephens, Hartnell College Library
Frank Gravier, UC Santa Cruz Library
Inga Labeaune, Monterey Public Library
Janie Silveria, USC Monterey Bay Library
Jean Chapin, Harrison Memorial Library
Jennifer Waterson, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Laura Dickie, Cabrillo College Library
Lisa Duff, Salinas Public Library
Mary Elturk, Pacific Grove Public Library
Sharon Freed, Monterey County Free Library

Call to Order: 2:06 P.M.
Approval of Minutes: proposed by Deborah Ruíz; seconded by Inga Labeaune
Public Comments: None
Reports from MOBAC Committees:
Administration Council- (Inga) OCLC membership has gone up 5%–MPL & PGPL moving from OCLC to SkyRiver. MOBAC starting a new strategic plan. Monterey Aquarium Library has closed. PLP/MOBAC subsidizes $13,000 in membership dues. We will be staying with current delivery schedule & it will be paid in full. Looking for ways to fund better communication & delivery between PLP/MOBAC libraries. Tech committee has requested $200 from PLP.
Technology – (Deborah S.) 20 attended the “Digital Collections” workshop which was videotaped and received great feedback/evaluations. Santa Cruz PL is in process of unifying a local history project.
ILL- (Jean) Committee  is in process of updating the manual. Irma Fink (NPS) is the new chair.
SPLAMBA- (Inga) VOYA article on gender. Summer reading. Honored Lisa Maddalena for 30 years as a children’s librarian.

Old Business:
* ipad evaluations postponed until Heather can be present
* planning workshop “Beyond the Hash-marks”- proofread and updated Laura’s flyer, allocated the time for each speaker, Deborah R. will bring nametags, sign-in sheet, refreshments and evaluations, Jean will MC & keep time. Workshop 9 A.M. -12 with refreshments at 8:30 A.M.
* Brown Act Update- still waiting on an answer from Admin Council on question on what constitutes a quorum.

New Business:
* Watch video & have hands-on experience for setting up the video equipment and tips on taping an event or workshop. Note that you must have the speakers sign a waiver for being videotaped.

Reference Shares/Problems: None

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Next meeting: May 28, 2:00 P.M. CSUMB Library