Annual Report FY 2012-2013

Annual Report to MOBAC Administrative Council

Fiscal Year: 2012 – 2013

Committee: MOBAC Technology Committee

Committee Members & Co-Chairs:  Ashlee Wright and Stacey DeMatteo (2013-2014)

Date: 09/24/2012

  1. What did your committee accomplish during the last year?

o    Supported Strategic Plan goal B-2: MOBAC Committees recorded and archived training sessions using purchased equipment.

o     Conducted Webpage Usability Testing: Hands-on Workshop, February 2013

o    Conducted Future Technologies workshop, Digital Collections Workshop, April 2013.

o    Participation from MOBAC member libraries was good, but there are still a few libraries not sending representatives, due to staff shortages and budget constraints.

  1. What activities, workshops, etc. are you planning for the coming year?

o    Hands-on Workshop: Writing for the Web, planned for October 2013.

o   Attended MOBAC Strategic Planning session February 2013.

o    Explore replication of Hands-on workshops and other presentations to take on the road to other PLP libraries.

  1. Are there any obstacles/issues/challenges you wish to convey?

o    Clarity from Admin on the Brown Act. Several attorneys were consulted and Admin Council discussed the opinions, but no definitive answer was ever provided to the committees.

o     Lack of attendance by Admin council liaisons. As per Admin Council discussion at the 08/2013 meeting, would it be more feasible to have the Admin Council member who’s library is hosting a meeting to check-in at that meeting, rather than have a dedicated person for each committee?

o     What does the future of MOBAC look like when funding runs out? How will individual committees continue to provide workshops for PLP members?