Forum Planning Committee – May 2019 Report

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Committee met on 04/17/2019 and discussed committee composition of subcommittees and:
• Number of days (keep at 1 day pre conference, 2 full days of forum)
• Timing of Sessions (Beginning/End Time each day): Preconference: 1-5pm, Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: 9am – 3pm
• Number of concurrent tracks/rooms** – 6
• Number of sessions – 60 sessions (+/- depending on length of selected sessions), 2 Keynotes
** in addition, we may also need a Quiet Room and may need a space for potential sponsors
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
This is still to be determined.

Sponsorship subcommittee (Galen, Joanna, past-chair Melody, Berika) will meet on Friday June 7th at 1pm Central/2pm Eastern to discuss past experiences with planning timeline and ideas for getting sponsors.

Also we will be actively recruiting additional committee members (incl. at least 1 LLAMA/and 1 ALCTS member).

There will definitely be a meeting for the entire committee again after Annual to get them energized about their respective subcommittee charges so that they can begin the planning process.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Appreciated the organization surrounding a new connect space and online roster for 2020 committee!

We still need a Splash page for Forum 2020 as a way to communicate to membership that Forum is happening in Fall 2020.

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
(same as last report – would like to create documentation on the LITA Docs site with important milestones/benchmarks for planning Forum so that future chairs know what to expect)

Additional comments or concerns:
Not at this time.

Submitted by Berika Williams on 05/31/2019