Committee Member & Chair: Ashlee Wright and Stacey DeMatteo (2013-2014)
What did your committee accomplish during the last year?
Supported Strategic Plan goal B-2: MOBAC Committees recorded and archived training sessions using purchased equipment.
Conducted Webpage Usability Testing: Hands-on Workshop, February 2013
Conducted Future Technologies workshop, Digital Collections Workshop, April 2013.
Participation from MOBAC member libraries was good, but there are still a few libraries not sending representatives, due to staff shortages and budget constraints.
What activities, workshops, etc. are you planning for the coming year?
Hands-on Workshop: Writing for the Web, planned for October 2013.
Attended MOBAC Strategic Planning session February 2013.
Explore replication of Hands-on workshops and other presentations to take on the road to other PLP libraries.
Are there any obstacles/issues/challenges you wish to convey?
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.
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?
What does the future of MOBAC look like when funding runs out? How will individual committees continue to provide workshops for PLP members?