Ref Committee Meeting Minutes: Aug 2011

MOBAC Reference Committee Meeting

08/23/11, 2-4pm

Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing, CA

Call to order

Bjorn Jones Recorder


Jean Chapin HML, Pam Downing SCPL, Mary Elturk PGPL, Bjorn Jones SPL, Janie Silveria CSUMB, Laura Dickie Cabrillo, Mary Housel MCFL, Kathy Norton NPS

June Minutes Approved


Administrative Council (from Jean)

Janet Bombard (HML) is new chairperson

Website is finished

Georg Romero (CAB) is new vice chairperson

Passwords for website are coming

Tech Committee

–  No report

ILL Committee

– No new chairperson (yet).  Next meeting in October.


– No report

MOBAC Strategic Plan

– Website taskforce completed

– No other reports


Boopsie – PLP library app that provides address, hours, phone number and link to website.  Find on Android market place.  Make corrections by contacting:

Wayne Walker, Operations Manager

Califa Group 650-356-2125

– CALIFA Vender Fair – Sept. 1st, Santa Clara Univ., free for CALIFA members (CALIFA.ORG)

Old Business

Hands-on Committee – Thurs, 10/27, 9am-12pm in Marina Library.  Presentation on:

Andrea Davis – Google Tools

Georg Romero – New MOBAC Website

Kathy Norton – Knowledge-base (wikis)

Beata Obydzinski – Bookclub to-go

Debora Roussopoulos – Grateful Dead Archive

WorldCat/CalCat – OCLC representative attending Sept. meeting of task force to explain everything.  Will know more next month. Jean will send out meeting information if others would like to attend.

Gale Virtual Library titles – CSUMB unable to access, but public libraries have access. Janie will follow-up on academic library access.

New Business

MOBAC Retreat – Oct. 14, 9-4pm, Scotts Valley Library – purpose to examine the structure of MOBAC.  Jean Chapin, Janie Silveria, will represent Ref committee and Mary Elturk will also attend.

Choose one volunteer for MOBAC rep for the PLP database choice committee – Inga has volunteered

Annual Report to Admin council due Sept. 30 – Jean will upload report to wiki for committee to read

Workshop planning for 2011/12 – Census training, Jean will investigate

Reference Shares/Problem

CSUMB  – Net Library has moved to Ebsco platform

MCFL – Ebsco books available (read only) from website, had to delete records from catalogue and update with new records from Recorded Books

MCFL – Changed Ref policy on assisting patrons with personal information (jobs, shopping, etc.. ).  Mary will post new policy on wiki.

HML – Jean highlights with abstract for all consumer products

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