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CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 11/25/2013

Meeting Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013

Attendees: Julie Baxter (Newburgh), Randall Enos (RCLS), Joanna Goldfarb (Monticello), Rena Kalanick (Fallsburg), Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Susan Mangan (Ellenville), Michele Muller (Goshen), Melissa Quarles (Monroe), Lisa SinClair (Cornwall), Rhonda Somarelli (Port Jervis), Vicey Thomas (Liberty), Connie Treuting (Port Jervis)
Table Talk Commenced 9:30 a.m.         TOPIC: LibGuides, Matthew Thorenz, Wallkill
Created LibGuides for Library as a way to personalize local interest topic and bring together multiple resources—with upgrades, will enable easier multimedia incorporation and make even more kid-friendly in appearance. Looked at “Gardening” guide which was created for SRP: a popular topic in community, included various reading levels in booklists (Young- Picture books, easy “weeders”, Middle grades), included online registration form for programs, local info in links/list box with Google-map embedded, able to track use stats through LibGuides. Able to advertise SRP events with a slideshow, YouTube embedded lends an interactivity feel.
Reviewed Randy’s LibGuide creations (Dogs, Picture Books about Libraries)
Lend themselves to topical customized library guides- research trips, follow-up with class visits on topics, easy to direct patrons (in particular young patrons) to resources available through the library in a single source and a few clicks.
Program session book lists able to be posted—i.e. summer programs reading lists (books read at storytime, other suggested readings); featured titles and program resources for special event (i.e. animals, juggling); forms generator for registration or requests to register for programs.
Ended TableTalks at 10:00.

MEETING            Commenced 10:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions.
CLOUSC plans for 2013-2014
    Professional Development event- December 9 trip to NYC to Tour NYPL exhibit “ABC’s of it: Picture Book Art” and Society of Illustrators presentation with Jerry Pinkney, Jeanette Winter, and Peter Brown- EVENT is full, but still some seats on the bus but register soon!
    Touch a truck- no info.
    Y2Kids Careers A to Z: Sign-up list circulated. Sessions full for Tuesday, March 18; could still use coverage for Wed., March 19 which is the event Snowdate.
    Resource List: update underway. On RCLS website, About RCLS, Youth Services, Resources, Bottom of Page is CLOUSC Resource Lists. (linked here) Email changes to Michelle Muller (michelle@goshenpubliclibrary.org).
    Bibliographies on RCLS Site. Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 being updated by Lisa SinClair, Grades 6-8 and Books for Boys by Virginia Nasser, Realistic Fiction by Julie Baxter and Linda Going, Ready To Read and I am Reading by Lisa Kochik.
        CLOUSC Award Committee: No update
            [Pennie (Fallsburg), Melissa (Monroe), Vicey (Liberty)]
        Mock Caldecott Discussion Committee: Title review ends today.
        Mock Newbery Discussion Committee Registration is open on RCLS Calendar for Mock events.
            Titles announced via email:
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

        SRP planning and Newspaper Inserts: No update
            [Connie (Port Jervis) Pennie (Fallsburg) Maria (Florida)]
        End of Year Author, CLOUSC Award Winner and Luncheon Event: Monday, June 2, 2014 Location TBA, speaker will be Bryan Collier, who will bring books and prints for sale and signing at Luncheon.

Sunshine Fund Correspondence received from Lynn Banghart (Baby Boy, Colton, born Nov.4)

Book Share – Non-Fiction Series
•    “-ologies” Spyology
•    National Geographick Kids
•    “I wonder” series from DK – upper elementary
•    Time for Kids – young ages, level 1,2,3 readers
•    “Read and Find Out” Science
•    Scholastic’s “Discovery”, “Discover more” “I am” “101 ______”
•    “Mickey Wonders….”
•    “The 10” – top 10 lists
•    “Hidden Life” – grossology type
•    AV2 books – Enhanced Media online (AV2 stands for “Added Value, Audio Visual”
•    Sandpiper “Green Light Readers”
•    “How it Works” Easy Readers
•    “My Readers” like David MacCauley
•    American Museum of Natural History easy readers
•    Bear Port- many NF series
•    Cat in the Hat NF sereis
•    “Giants of Science” Krull
•    “100 Most”
•    Scientists in the Field

Scholastic Warehouse Sale @ Hilton Garden Inn, Dec 2-3; Dec 11-21 Danbury

Announcements from Randy
    3-D printing Workshop @ RCLS – possible RCLS purchase of a printer for libraries to use. Small library upstaate trained volunteers for help patrons, business appeal, also ran programs for all ages, senior center outreach.
    Mark Calendar: Feb 21st – Performers Showcase; Advocacy Day
    Feb 27th—Advocacy Day
3 minutes of fame – discussion of registration for programs, non-attendance, etc.; follow up on Warwick’s Battle of the Books—didn’t happen because of conflict with rehearsal for Nutcracker –planning alternative recognition for readers; Wallkill Volunteer group- library club from teen volunteers over summer planned lawn activities for Halloween (carving contest, activities, “Thriller” flash mob dance), following up with Winter Wonderland event.; Q. from Monticello on Picture Book classification in topics- referred to Tuxedo Park for info.
Meeting adjourned 11:40 a.m.

At Noon: Grace Riario (RCLS) on LibGuides.


Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair