Michigan Library Association
Library Technology Division
March 9, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Call
Juliane called the meeting to order at 10:04am
Attendance: Krista Graham, Sheryl Cormicle Knox, Juliane Morian,
Sara Memmott, Ben Sebrowski, Jackie Wrosch.
Unable to attend: Judy O'Dell, Tom Volkening.
Adjustments or additions to agenda – none.
2. Old Business
Motion to approve minutes from February 9, 2007 (Ben/Sheryl)
o Sara will send copies to Leah Black, Gretchen Couraud, Polly
Ross, and Josie Parker. Jackie will post approved minutes to
Email from Gretchen Couraud regarding Social Networking
Legislation – we'll look into after Spring Workshop. We could do
some background research and give suggestions to Gretchen.
Emails from Leah Black regarding suspension of the bylaws: no
comments at this time. Clinton-Macomb will be hosting the
special elections. The election database that Larry created is in
good shape and it might also be possible to scale for other unit
4. New Business
Election Update – Slate from Ben:
Chair-Elect -3 year term (runner up will serve as 1 year member at large):
Elizabeth Gross firstname.lastname@example.org
Don McGaw email@example.com
Robert Slater firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - 1 year term:
Heidi Williams email@example.com
Peng Xu firstname.lastname@example.org
Member-At-Large - 2 year term (2 open positions):
Elizabeth Bodenmiller email@example.com
Eric Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwayne Henderson email@example.com
Sonya Norris NorrisS2@michigan.gov
Arjun Sabharwal firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for bios and photos to Ben – March 19th.
5. Committee Reports
o Review days/deadlines before workshop
Registration ends today – yesterday we had 55
Final count will be submitted to LCC by noon on Monday
Judy is getting vendor bios and info on which will be at
lunch. 2 reps from Blue Granite, 1 each from other
Tom confirmed with Juliane that he will pick up
nametags/registration information from MLA.
o Review details of the day
Nametags/Registration list – Tom/Sara
CEUs and Evaluations - Sara
Table for vendors – they'll be bringing their own
handouts - Tom
2 door prizes (cute mice for laptops?) We'll give away
both at the end. Use extra copy of registration list for
drawing. – Krista
Speaker introductions – Juliane. Sheryl will forward
info Mary's bio to Juliane.
Lunch count – Sheryl.
Speaker Honorariums – Juliane followed up with Anne.
Technical details (microphones, laptops, etc.) – Sheryl.
Agenda – Juliane will make copies, also send to Jackie
for posting to web site.
Any electronic copies of presentations, Jackie will add to
Peer/2/Peer Newsletter (Candidate Issue)
o Content: Candidate bios, Report from Tech Escape, possibly
something about MLA Bylaws
o Due Date: Get material to Phil by April 13, leaving him about
a week or so for formatting.
Tech Watch Article for Michigan Libraries (Krista)
o March/April is being edited now.
o John Potter has another article idea for July/August.
o Judi Rudisill is writing on OaklandCountyHistory.org for the
o Krista can continue coordinating through the July/August
issue even though she will be going off the board.
TechnoTour at the Oakland County Libraries' Adaptive Computer
Lab (April 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM)
o Wait until March 19th to publicize beyond LTD – Jackie will
send out email.
TechnoTour of Merit facilities – Sheryl will contact Merit about doing
a tour in the summer, probably July.
o Programs submitted:
Catalog 2.0 (Jackie)
Meredith Farkas – Leveraging Social Software (Juliane)
Tomorrow's Professionals – 2007 will be a transition
year, to start moving responsibility for this to Program
Committee or another MLA group.
o We will need a coordinator for out Annual Conference
6. Next Meeting Date & Location – probably April 6, conference call,
Our May meeting will be held in person.
Meeting adjourned at 10:50am.
Sara Memmott 03/09/07