The group met 2-3 times this quarter.
ALAAC19 Conference Kickoff – Recorded webinar featuring several folks organizing events at Annual this year.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement
March 29 LITAchat – 2 featured LITA members and their projects complete with LITA Blog features thanks to CAM and CAM LITA blog folks.
Twitter stats from CAM on event: âHey Robert, the analytics look pretty good from Marchâs LITAchat. We had 14,920 impressions that day, by far more than the rest of the month. Also, one of the tweetâs from the chat was the third most engaged with LITA tweet that monthâ
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability
May 31 LITAchat – 2 featured LITA members and their projects complete with LITA Blog features thanks to CAM and CAM LITA blog folks.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Advocacy and Information Policy, Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement
ALAAC19 Happy Hour planning – Have contacted a dozen venues to date and pricing for space and minimum expenses/catering requirements are on average 5-10 times our event budget ($1,000 for year or $500 for AC and MW each). Recommend the Happy Hour budget be updated annually to reflect cities in which Annual and Midwinter take place. For example, New Orleans, Seattle, and Denver venues in general were much more accommodating to LITA's preferred Happy Hour format while Chicago, D.C., and to some extent Atlanta venues in our searches seemed to only accommodate more formal reservations for large groups with larger minimums or fees up front.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement
MDC Brainstorm document:
Still a WIP, but there seems to be a lot of potential in virtual personalized engagement strategies for 1st year members and regional and student engagement activities.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability
What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Happy Hour for ALAAC over the next few weeks, and continue work on brainstorming document. I suspect this document will serve as a good introduction to the committee for new MDC members.
Additional comments or concerns:
It's been a good and busy 3 years on the committee for me, very different from what I expected, but I'm grateful for the opportunity and for what i've learned.
Submitted by Robert Wilson on 05/30/2019