Public Libraries Advisory Committee – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 4-6 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Reviewed Public Libraries Magazine themes and suggested articles and writers to fulfill the themes. Committee members reached out to potential contributors through direct contacts, our listservs and networks. Reviewed and edited received materials for the issue.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Second Activity
Selected the 2020 Featured Article of the Year. Read featured articles from previous year, scored them and recommended winners.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Third Activity
Selected new columnists for "The Big Idea" and "The Wired Library" columns for ongoing issues follow the departure of the last columnists. We reviewed resumes and writing samples. Using rubric and discussion, selected new columnists for both regular columns.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Fourth Activity
A subcommittee wrote an article for the former Insights column on mask wearing, compliance, and suggestions for compliance responding from a former question. It was published in the sister online journal, Public Libraries Online.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Fifth Activity
Served as Guest Editor to the July/August 2021 online issue on the anti-racism/social justice issue. In addition to helping with soliciting writers and giving editing suggestions, Kathleen allowed committee members to guest edit specific issues. I was thrilled to help with this one and bring together thoughts from all over public libraries how we can amplify voices from across public libraries and learn from each other's experiences.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
While this was my first tenure as chair, I've rolled off of the committee after my second year. During my tenure, we selected and confirmed issue topics, writers, and contributors. We voted on the top featured articles from the previous year. Some committee members assisted with writing.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
We selected to publish at least one issue as an online versions. I've received more feedback on that issue since it was easily shared online. It saved on printing and mailing costs.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
A webinar on what Public Libraries looks for in writers and how to submit good articles from solicitations.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
The committee might benefit from a report from the PLA Council Member.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
No. Thank you for the opportunity.

Submitted by Kimberly B. Knight on 09/15/2021

PLA 2022 Conference Program Subcommittee – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 4-6 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Individual subcommittee members reviewed 439 program proposals for the 2022 PLA Annual Conference. Each proposal was reviewed by three committee members which meant that each committee member was responsible for reviewing approximately 100 proposals.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Second Activity
Due to the pandemic the committee was unable to meet at ALA Annual as usual. So the committee met via Zoom 5 times (a total of 6 hours) during August and September to select the 97 programs to be offered during the PLA Annual Conference in 2022. An additional 5 programs will come from PLA staff.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
The committee will attend PLA 2022 and will assist PLA staff with various conference activities (at the 2020 conference committee members helped staff the info desk and assisted in making sure programs were running smoothly).

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Not at this time.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
During the program selection process we identified some topics/speakers that may be best suited to future PLA webinars and shared those ideas with our PLA liaison, Angela Maycock.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
Not at this time.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
No, Angela was extremely helpful as we tackled this year's program selection under pandemic conditions!

Submitted by Laura McGrath on 09/15/2021

Membership Advisory Group – September–March 2021 Report


The group met 4-6 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Monthly emails to new members. Initially these emails were sent bi-monthly or quarterly. We decided as a group to
send monthly emails to a smaller list. We also separated the list to match the committee members to people who lived
in on near their state. The thought was that new members would be more likely to contact those who live in their
region.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Second Activity
Planned a virtual Happy Hour during ALA Annual. We used the new member survey to determine what break out
sessions to coordinate for the new members, what types of PLA trivia we should ask and professional development
discussions.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Third Activity
Advised PLA staff on the drip campaign for new members. We used the new member survey to determine if a
campaign giving small amounts of information over a period of time would build excitement in new members and
garner more participation/volunteerism.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Organizational Excellence

Fourth Activity
Advised PLA staff on the New Members' Survey. The survey helped the committee decide to have the virtual happy
hour and assisted with drip campaign ideas.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Organizational Excellence

Fifth Activity
Committee member represented PLA at the Small Oklahoma Libraries Round Table. She marketed the benefits of
joining PLA and being a member.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Continued monthly emails to new members.
In person events for PLA in March 2022 and ALA in June 2022.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Commit to regular new member events at conferences such as breakfasts, happy hours, gatherings at entertainment
venues. New and old members should be invited in order to facilitate networking.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
PLA logoed pens, pencils, bags, note pads to be used as giveaways or prizes.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
ALA New Members' Round Table
ALA New Member Committee

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
We suggested being able to give out prizes, but were told that there wasn't a budget for that. It would be helpful if we had a budget to do this.

Submitted by Amiya Hutson & Kim DeNero-Ackroyd on 09/14/2021

Committee on Family Engagement – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 4-6 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Completed second cohort of the Advancing Family Engagement virtual classroom series of 8 sessions; to date the program has registered and taught about 120 library staff. Planned third cohort to launch in September 2021, with nearly 100 new registrants.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Second Activity
Oversaw PLA’s IMLS grant, “Exploring a program co-design approach to better serve and engage low-income, Latinx communities” which conducted a literature review, national survey, and planned focus groups at three pilot libraries.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Third Activity
Requested board approval to move from task force to standing committee, and in doing so revised our charge and added liaisons to ALSC, YALSA, and AASL.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Organizational Excellence

Fourth Activity
Initiated a new grant partnership with WGBH Boston to develop tools on computational thinking to be used in libraries and other education settings (“Fostering Joint Parent/Child Engagement in Preschool Computational Thinking by Leveraging Digital Media, Mobile Technology, and Library Settings in Rural Communities (WAISL)”)
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Transformation

Fifth Activity
Continued to liaison to multiple groups: helped PBS Kids write blog posts for Public Libraries Online; designated a reviewer for the National Association of Family, School and Community Engagement’s new family engagement body of knowledge guidelines; worked with the National Center for Families Learning on its fall 2021 library-focused webcast; and collaborated with PLA’s Project Outcome to write an informational brief on measuring family engagement programs.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Launching the third cohort of the Advancing Family Engagement series; planning the fourth cohort to launch in early 2022; strengthening relationships with ALSC, YALSA and AASL

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
No

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
The Advancing Family Engagement series has yielded many new examples of family engagement programs and strategies, both via presenters and also from “final projects” that the second cohort of learners developed. These could contribute to a new PLA publication, such as an “Ideabook 2.”

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
As noted above, ALSC, YALSA and AASL

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
No

Submitted by Jo Giudice, Ashley Brown on 09/03/2021

Leadership Development Committee – September–March 2021 Report


The group met 7-10 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Our group meet monthly on zoom. We had an active and very engaged group. Each month, we discussed the various challenges we face in our leadership. We also discussed at length subject areas that leaders will need further /expanded learning. Given that we met during Covid and quarantine – we discussed at length the situations in our individual libraries and communities. We also shared how we coped.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Transformation

Second Activity
A core topic of many of our discussions was EDISJ. Mary encouraged us to volunteer for the EDISJ leadership lab. Many of us served as dialog facilitators. This was an enriching experience for all of to meet and work with colleagues across the county.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership

Third Activity
The group held several brainstorming sessions about webinars that members could present and facilitate. We narrowed down subject areas and leaders who would be responsible for content and delivery. We focused on contemporary issues which impressed and resonated with all of us.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Transformation

Fourth Activity
Several committee members presented three distinct webinars which were offered with out cost or membership status. These included managing from the middle, BIPOC leaders – aspirations and challenges, leadership from various public library perspectives. These were extremely successful, wildly popular and exceeded attendance expectations.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Fifth Activity
Our group worked on and submitted a pre-conference proposal for PLA 2022.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
We have yet to meet – our goals can be determined then.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
none at this time

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
not at this time

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
I think that it would make sense to work with other committees who are interested in the role of leaders in achieving the goals for the mandates. For example, how can this group work with Digital Literacy/Inclusion group to brainstorm on ways to tackle the national issue. We might also make content recommendations to Public Libraries Advisory Committee. There are others as well where goals align.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
n/a

Submitted by Elizabeth Joseph on 08/19/2021

Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 1 time this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Test_ms
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness

Second Activity
Test_ms
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Third Activity
Test_ms
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership

Fourth Activity
Test_ms
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence

Fifth Activity
Test_ms
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Test_ms

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Test_ms

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
Test_ms

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
Test_ms

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Test_ms

Submitted by Test_ms on 08/16/2021

Web Content Working Group – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 0 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
This first activity is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness

Second Activity
This second activity is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Third Activity
This third is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Leadership

Fourth Activity
This fourth is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Organizational Excellence

Fifth Activity
This fifth is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
This is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host, so this will be provided later.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
This is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host, so it does not have any recommendations, ideas, or other items at this time.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
This is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host, so we don't have any suggestions at this time.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
This is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host, so collaborations will come later.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
This is only a test to make sure the form is still working after the WordPress site was migrated to a new host, so not at this time.

Submitted by Steven Hofmann Test on 08/12/2021

Continuing Education Advisory Group – April–August 2021 Report


The group met 0 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
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Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Second Activity
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I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Third Activity
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Fourth Activity
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I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Fifth Activity
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Then click on our site: https://www.atompark.com/web-email-extractor/

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Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Then click on our site: https://www.lite14.us/

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a quick call?

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We look forward to welcoming you as our new customer 🙂

Kind Regards

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

First please Google: EMAIL EXTRACTOR SOFTWARE

Then click on our site: https://www.massmailsoftware.com/extractweb/

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a quick call?

As you can see, we rank at the top!

We look forward to welcoming you as our new customer 🙂

Kind Regards

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
Good Afternoon

I am writing to introduce our email extractor to you.

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Then click on our site: https://www.atompark.com/web-email-extractor/

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Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
Yes (if yes, PLA will contact you for more information)

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
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Submitted by Tammie Marconi on 03/10/2021

Public Libraries Advisory Committee – April–August 2020 Report


The group met 1 time this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
1. Digital issues. The July/August and September/October issues of PL will be digital only. May/June will be a paper, but we will also provide a digital issues as a sort of test run.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Transformation

Second Activity
2. Themes for 2021 – The group discussed possible themes for the 2021 issue, and also story arcs/ ideas for those themes. Here are some ideas:

Theme: COVID-19 and Public Libraries
Article ideas for this theme:
Virtual programming ( what libraries did and will keep doing in this arenaO
Pandemic policies and procedures created for next time
Advocacy and messaging during the pandemic

Theme: Funding
Article ideas for this theme:
Gaining political support
Grants
Back to basics

Theme: Partnerships
Article ideas for this theme:
IMLS Cares Grant and reaching parts of community not normally reached
Partnering to get messages out to vulnerable groups

Theme: Antiracism/Social Justice
Article ideas for this theme:
Fostering antiracism at the library
Alexandria (VA) working to bring attention to a past history of lynchings.
Equal Justice Initiative work (related to above I think, but also in general)
How libraries can be good allies

Theme: Emotional and Psychological Well-Being Staff
Article ideas for this theme:
Emotional cost
Burnout and stress involved with serving the public
Furloughed staff financial and emotional assistance

Theme: The library's role in Economic Recovery
Article ideas for this theme:
Helping people complete govt assistance forms like welfare, food stamps, unemployment, etc.
Providing job and career information services
Theme: Staff training
Article ideas for this theme:
3 perspectives on libraries and how they do their staff training
Secrets to training
Developing an overall training plan
How to become a better trainer
The reluctant trainer
speaking tips
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Leadership, Organizational Excellence, Transformation

Third Activity
3. Ideas for the Insights column. This is a regular column in PL, which offers advice for library problems. The column editor is seeking questions to address. Here are some suggestions from today's meeting:
How to manage patrons who refuse to social distance and/or wear masks. And related, working with persons with developmental disabilities on social distancing and mask-wearing.
With the onslaught of virtual everything, how do we maintain a connection with customers/patrons.
What is the future of remote work for libraries/librarians? How to manage staff afraid to come back to work.
How to build equity into every segment of the library.
How can my library become more sustainable?
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Organizational Excellence

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Evaluate impressions of PL digital and decide on future digital issues with the conclusion of the Sept/Oct issue.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Not at this time.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
Not at this time.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
Not at this time.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Kathleen does such an excellent job providing encouragement and leadership, we have what we need.

Submitted by mary rzepczynski on 09/05/2020

Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Committee – April–August 2020 Report


The group met 2-3 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Project Outcome (PO) case study subcommittee reviewed the PO UX survey findings and brainstormed possible case study topics based on these findings, interviewed library staff for the purposes of developing a new case study, and drafted the case study.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership

Second Activity
Technology Survey subcommittee reviewed survey draft and made recommendations for changes based on the pandemic.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership

Third Activity
Typology subcommittee met to provide feedback on the typologies, with an eye toward helping PLA communicate the typologies in an accessible manner to practitioners.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership

Fourth Activity
Raising Awareness subcommittee created a webpage format for sharing existing public library data resources with the field, committee members are adding resources.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Awareness, Leadership

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
Publishing new PO case study
Identifying a rural/small library to be the subject of a PO case study
Reviewing and providing feedback on the new data tool that will replace the PLDS
Finalizing the Raising Awareness resource and posting it online
Determining a strategy for sharing the typologies with the field
Providing input on the next round of the Public Libraries' Response to COVID survey
Developing and testing a new PO survey about the use of technology in libraries
Determining how PO resources can be updated to support libraries during the pandemic

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
Not at this time

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
None other than those mentioned above in the planned work for the next 6 months

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
CORS

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?
No

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
No – thank you for your support!

Submitted by Linda Hofschire on 09/02/2020