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CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 3/23/2015

Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015

Attendees: Susan Babcock (Tuxedo), Randall Enos (RCLS), Joanna Goldfarb (Monticello), Rena Kalanick-Rodriguez (Fallsburg), Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Stacy Kraai (Warwick) Maria Martinez (Florida), Michelle Muller (Goshen), Rhonda Somerelli (Port Jervis), Connie Treuting ((Port Jervis), Beth Zambito (Newburgh)
Table Talk Commenced 9:35 a.m.             TOPIC: YSTUG & Digital Resources
Directors Association Proposal to Coordinate, Evaluate, Cooperatively select e-purchase and overdrive titles. Youth Services role in evaluation of materials for youth. (Databases handout).  Question of YSTUG committee advising selection. Group decided it would be best to meet virtually; Randy will solicit volunteers through youthlist for participation on committee to look at databases AND advantage/ overdrive titles. Considerations for committee on reading levels, ages and interests. Question raised as to whether we are keeping up on tech issues. Plan to continue to invite Sue Scott or Jerry to our meetings to keep current and informed on RCLS technology topics as things are not always communicated to youth services staff at libraries.
MEETING Commenced 10:17 a.m.                    
Welcome and Introductions.
Rena got married! Congrats from CLOUSC members.
Maria to become Library Assistant in Technology at Florida. Congrats to her!
CLOUSC activities for 2014-2015
Professional Development Day: Eric Carle Museum agreed to adapt program on “Reading Pictures: Interpreting Picture Book Art with Children” to adult Registration Information forthcoming.
Summer Reading Program Workshop: presenters evaluations were good; benefits were cited as gaining perspective of other libraries/staff running programs; helpful to have age-specific evaluation of manual activities and programs; Keys to success seen as tweaking and adapting projects; Surprised that Greek Mythology had minimal treatment in manual; Manual lacked “fresh” ideas; LARC discussed that the programs in manual were complicated and lacked subject interest in targeted age of programs; hands on experience missed like a “table talk” activities rotation; lots of ideas on Pintrest.
Y2Kids Careers A to Z: diversity of Favorite books this year, Lisa Kochik will distribute tally; Single day works well
June Luncheon: Venue of parks have costs; Bethel Woods still no reply, Museum Village no reply. Will continue to look.
Partnerships outreach as a group regionally (i.e. Health Fair events, etc.) can be brought to CLOUSC instead of individual libraries if it is of regional interest.
CLOUSC Memorabilia photos, programs, etc. can be sent to Michell Muller to “scrapbook” CLOUSC history as we move to digital format for record-keeping.
    CLOUSC Award: Ponder nominees for this year; Nomination form to be distributed at March CLOUSC meeting; nominations due 4/30/15.
    Mock Caldecott and Newbery Discussions: Michelle happy to continue as CLOUSC Mock Newbery Chair.
Sunshine Fund
$10 contribution to brighten someone’s day.
Book Share: “What’s Hot” : Popular Requests
    Rick Riordan – surprised kids still want to read this series as the first book is used for school reading/common core; Pete the Cat – kids can’t get enough; Comics – discussed sources for Superhero themed giveaways.
Announcements from Randy
3-minutes of fame
T-shirts to South Africa (which library?); Farytales at Goshen to kick-off Spring Break drop in activities (Fractured fairy-tales, need to know tales for them to work; Disney versions known but not others; Horizons Medical Group did program at Florida for preschool /family; Healthy Snacks program-nutritionist as Goshen.

MEETING adjourned 11:55 a.m.


Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair