Technology Committee Meeting


Technology Committee Meeting – March 21, 2018 – HCL

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

Place: Hartnell College Library

411 Central Avenue Salinas, CA 93901


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

Today’s recorder: Alicia Martinez

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

Old Business

Agenda review: No changes

Approve minutes from last meeting: Approved

MOBAC Reports:

Admin Council:

  • Request for external microphone and battery for video camera will be placed on the next agenda for approval. Should we order more of each for backup?
  • Funding request for committee workshops can be done at each meeting. Email Carol Frost (PLS) prior to meeting. Kris will confirm once request is approved, how money is distributed.
  • Discussion about rotating committee members to Chair at the June 15th meeting.
  • Discussion about planning one regional meeting hosted by Admin Council to invite boards and other committee representatives for informational, networking and advocacy.
  • PLP meets once a year; discussion to change to meet twice a year. Going over LSTA grants awarded.
  • Admin Council Reps to attend National Library Legislative Day in Washington D.C. from May 7-8 to learn effective advocacy tactics and be briefed about pressing federal legislative issues that are impacting libraries.


  • The committee will be updating the Monterey County Local History Directory to reflect each institutions local history collection.


  • The committee will host a workshop on Friday, March 23 at Watsonville Public Library on Diversity in Children’s Literature and created a booklist titled “Mirrows and Windows.”


  • Meets quarterly at Watsonville Public Library.
  • Kathy Andrews talked about SPL’s Computer Programming and ESL Classes.

New Business

  • Discussion to focus on a project to contribute to the MOBAC website. Deborah suggested on working on a “best practices” page for accessibility of documents on websites (screen readable PDFs and/or HTML content) in order to be ADA compliant.
  • SQL Training with

Public comment: None

Next business meeting place: April 18– 2-4pm MPL

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