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MALC Minutes
April 6, 2010


In attendance

Jean Anderson, SCLS; Stef Morrill, SCLS; Jennifer Friedman, MMHI Patient's Library; Cynthia Bachhuber, Globe University; Julie Gores, Madison College; Peggy Smith, UW Madison Business Library; Vicky Billings, Portage County Public Library

The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m.


Minutes from the January 5, 2010 meeting were approved by consensus.

Committee Reports

If MALC representatives to SCLS Committees need to miss a meeting, please contact the person in charge of the committee as far in advance as possible. If something comes up at the last minute, please contact the main SCLS number (608-246-7970) to notify Heidi Moe, Office Manager.

At the July meeting, we will plan on reviewing work of MALC and make any needed or recommended changes after the Summit.

MALC Collaboration Summit

Plans are coming together for the Summit scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th at Olbrich Gardens. Prototype postcards were passed around. They are very nice! A deadline and a space limit will be added.

We brainstormed several ideas for panel members for the afternoon portion of the program. Jean will contact them to see if they're available. MALC members need to be prepared to be asked to sit on the panel if needed.

Speaker Ann Walker Smalley will speak on Metronet's services and the technologyt tools they use to build a community among Twin Cities area multitype libraries.

Jean is palnning a demonstration of Ning (unless Ann covers it) and its uses for networking/discussion/community building as part of the afternoon program. She has created an account for MALC and will send out invitations to MALC members. Please sign up for your own account and joint MALC's Ning.

Publicity for the Summit will include: postcards, emails on various lists, Online Update, PDFs that can be printed out and put in staff areas at libraires, maybe Facebook?

SCLS Report


Sharing Library News

Julie Gores, Madison College: They held an essay contest regardin ghow MC library services have affected students, with a netbook and bookstore gift cards as prizes. 23 people entered. Madison College recently bought Films on Demand with a collection of 6000 educational fims and they'll be cataloging them. This has been hugely popular so far. West Campus (Mineral Point and Gammon Roads) will have a library and they're aiming for an August 1 opening. Julie observed that the library will have a great location but no money for staff or an operating budget as of yet. A new Adult Learning Center will be opening at the Commercial Avenue campus.

Cynthia Bacchuber, Globe University: The library is growing and has been open for nearly a year. She feels that she is settling in. There are many more reginal campuses opening in Wisconsin. Also Cynthia was accepted into WLA's WeLead leaderhsip program. Congratulations!

Peggy Smith, UW Business Library: Peggy says they're still waiting on news regarding the budget changes for libraries and possible library closures on campus. This leaves library employees in a somewhat worried state. Peggy is working on an interesting project to gather information about the funding sources for other business school libraries.

Vicky Billings, Portage County Public Library: National Library Week activities will include a contest sponsored by Culver's and a jazz concert for families. For National Volunteer Week, the library is joining with other area nonprofits to put an ad in the newspaper honoring volunteers. Plans are now in place for the Summer Reading Program. Computers dedicated to job searching are getting a lot of use. There is planning happening for a writing/resume lab session using volunteers to assist.

Next meeting: July 6 (poviding enough committee members are availbale). See you at the Summit!

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Friedman, MLS

Patients' Librarian, MMHI

For more information about Multitype Services, contact Jean Anderson.