Minutes of the Professional Development Committee meeting
December 11, 2002
Decided to rotate minute-taking.
(Alix and Laureen) The program had a great turnout. Some equipment problems. Probably due to fact that there is little lag time between when classes let out and programs start. There has been positive feedback from attendees.
What did we learn for future programs? People enjoy the receptions afterwards. It helps extend the conversation. Gives people time to socialize with other librarians who they don’t often see. Also gives people a chance to ask questions & mingle with speakers.
XML Program: PDC should give an introduction to help publicize the group, and point people to our website.(Manda) This program filled up in 24 hours. Very popular. Alix and Manda will create & pass out agenda for program, show up early to set up
Spring Program/Panel about Harvard "satellite" libraries: Manda/Alix need to give all information to Karen and Amy asap! Contact Michael Rocke, et al. to begin sorting out dates. Are we going to get in touch with Dumbarton Oaks? Possible themes and questions:
Late Spring Program/Visit to Arnold Arboretum: We would still like to pursue this program. We need to find a contact person at the Arboretum. (maybe Sheila Connor). People will have to provide their own transportation, although we may consider coordinating some car-pools.
Report from Doug and Ksenya. Notice went out in HUL notes. Applications are going to Doug. There will be a Brown Bag Lunch, tentatively January 23rd. Dennis (last year’s winner) will speak, as will some previous winners (e.g. Judy Green). Will get announcement for Brown Bag in Library Notes as soon as speakers & space can be confirmed, so it will appear in January issue. Ksenya will create & send out flyers advertising the Fellowship, so PDC members can post in libraries.
Report from Alix . New streamlined approach for submitting information. Gloria Korsman of the HUL executive committee will be “gatekeeper” of site. Submit changes to Alix, who will submit to Gloria.
Reminded PDC about upcoming HUL Patriot Act Program.