Committee Meetings

All CAMLS Committee Meetings are open to anyone in a CAMLS member library. Please feel free to attend any program of interest to you.

Children's Services Committee (Meets 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Date : Monday, September 8, 1997
Topic : Family Literacy Programs
Speaker(s) : Sari Feldman, Head, Community Services, CPL
Location : Louis Stokes Wing (corner of E. 6 & Superior),
Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH
Description : Background on library family based programs, with an introduction to Cleveland Public Library’s Learning Connection Program.

Date : Monday, December 1, 1997
Topic : Early Childhood Education
Speaker(s) : Colleen Olson, Instructor, Early Childhood Education, Cuyahoga Community College
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library
Fairview Park Regional Fairview Park, OH
Description : Preparing college students for work in the field of early childhood education, stressing the importance of library resources.

Date : Monday, April 27, 1998
Topic : 1998 Notable Children’s Books
Speaker(s) : Caroline S. Brodie, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch
Parma, OH
Description : Dr. Brodie is chair of the 1998 Notable Children’s Books Committee, American Library Association. She will highlight some of the 1997 books being considered for the Notables list.

Community Outreach Committee (Meets 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Date : Friday, October 3, 1997
Topic : Inter-generational Programming
Speaker(s) : Barbara White
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park Regional,
Fairview Park, OH
Description : The speaker will describe different kinds of inter-generational programs and discuss their implementation. Following the program will be a tour of the new Fairview Park Regional Library

Date : Friday, December 5, 1997
Topic : Disability Awareness
Speaker(s) : Annette Sheldon
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, Independence Branch,
Independence, OH
Description : The speaker will instruct us how to train our own staffs to become more aware of people who need special kinds of help.

Date : Friday, April 3, 1998
Topic : Jail Service
Speaker(s) : Various librarians who provide jail service
Location : Akron-Summit County Jail
Description : A panel discussion will describe alternatives for service to the incarcerated. This will be followed by a tour of the jail library.

Public Relations Committee (Meets 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.)

Date : Wednesday, August 20, 1997
Topic : PR Job Descriptions and Budgets
Speaker(s) : Anne Prusha and Madeline Brookshire
Location : Westlake Porter Public Library, Westlake, OH
Description : Discussion of PR staffing patterns and job descriptions in the various libraries. Analysis of PR survey results with the emphasis on PR budgets.

Date : Tuesday, November 25, 1997
Topic : Community Unity
Speaker(s) : Carole Leiblinger Hedderson, Burgess Agency
Location : Cleveland Public Library (main branch-downtown) Cleveland, OH
Description : How libraries can maintain and strengthen community relations.

Date : Tuesday, January 27, 1998
Topic : Creating a Video
Speaker(s) : Ken Katona, CCPL
Location : Euclid Public Library, Euclid, OH
Description : Learn creative new ways to market new or existing services through the use of simple, well-produced videos. This workshop will cover the basics of planning, costs, and time commitment.

Date : Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Topic : Program Panel Discussion - Fund Raisers
Speaker(s) :
Location : Hudson Library and Historical Society, Hudson, OH
Description : Discussion of successes and nightmares in library programming and fund raisers. Be prepared to share.

Reference Services Committee (Meets 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Date : Thursday, September 4, 1997
Topic : How well do you know your browser?
Speaker(s) : David Bullock, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch, Parma, OH
Description : When using the Internet for reference, it is necessary to know the capabilities of your browser. The speaker will demonstrate Plug-ins, Helper Apps, and other Netscape capabilities and enhancers.

Date : Thursday, December 4, 1997
Topic : Legal Resources Update
Speaker(s) : Lisa R. Duffett - Squires, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P.
Location : Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood, OH
Description : The speaker will update the committee on a variety of legal resources and their appropriateness in answering questions at the reference desk.

Date : Thursday, April 2, 1998
Topic : Library Instruction in the Electronic Environment
Speaker(s) : Billie Joy Reinhart and Alice Revere Smith, CSU;
Cathy Hakala-Ausperk and Eric van der Schalie, CCPL-MYR
Location : Wickliffe Public Library, Wickliffe, OH
Description : Panelists from different settings will describe their formal library instruction programs. With a focus on the Internet, they will discuss the challenges they face and the successes they achieve, as well as sharing some useful web sites.

Resources Committee (Meets 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Date : Thursday, October 9, 1997
Topic : Impact of New Technologies and OHIOLINK/OPLIN on Interlibrary Loan
Speaker(s) : Beth French, CCPL; Susan Hill, CHSL; Karen Oye, CWRU
Location : Rocky River Public Library Rocky River, OH
Description : Speakers will describe the impact of OHIOLINK/OPLIN and other new technologies on interlibrary loan.

Date : Thursday, March 12, 1998
Topic : Pony Express
Speaker(s) : Fred Feiber, Pony Express Manager
Location : Euclid Public Library, Euclid, OH
Description :

Date : Thursday, June 4,1998
Topic : Annual Interlibrary Meeting
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library - Brecksville Branch Brecksville, OH
Description : All Interlibrary Loan personnel are encouraged to attend, to share concerns, new developments, innovative ideas, etc...

Technical Services Committee (Meets 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Date : Friday, October 17, 1997
Topic : Outsourcing in Technical Services
Speaker(s) : Committee volunteers
Location : Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Description : Outsourcing experience: did your library ever? are you still? rationale. Did it affect morale, staffing?

Date : Wednesday, April 29, 1998
Topic : Workflow charts
Speaker(s) : Committee volunteers
Location : TBA
Description : How an "order" becomes a "book". Acquisition procedures and how it moves through the Technical Services area.

Technology Committee (Meets 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Date : Wednesday, October 1, 1997
Topic : The Intranet in Your Organization
Speaker(s) : Carol Brown, Director, Consolidated Natural Gas Company
Location : Lorain Public Library, Lorain, OH
Description : The speaker will share her experiences with planning, designing, marketing, and implementing the Intranet in her organization, creating and maintaining web pages for staff, and interactive applications.

Date : Wednesday, January 28, 1998
Topic : Purchasing Savvy - Negotiating with Vendors
Speaker(s) : Deborah Pawlick, Manager, Collection Resources, Medina Public Library
Location : Medina County District Library, Medina OH
Description : The speaker will share some tips from her experience with evaluating and negotiating with contractors, vendors and suppliers.

Date : Wednesday, April 29, 1998
Topic : Staffing for Changing Technologies
Speaker(s) : Margaret Maddocks (tentative)
Location : Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library , Cleveland Heights, OH
Description : The speaker will share the results of a survey she recently conducted on the role, training and skill levels of Technology Managers and other technical staff in the library. Discussion will follow on delivering ongoing training.

Young Adult Services Committee (Meets 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Date : Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Topic : We Want You!: YA Advisory Groups
Speaker(s) : Jane Theis, CCPL-MHR, C. Allen Nichols, WDS, Mary Anne Nichols, ASCPL-McDowell
Location : Ella M. Everhard Public Library, Wadsworth, OH
Description : Thinking about starting a young adult advisory group? Hear ideas on why you should, and where to begin. We’ll highlight stories of two successful YA groups.

Date : Wednesday, December 10, 1997
Topic : If You Plan It - Will They Come?: YA Program Ideas
Speaker(s) : Jo Phillips, ASCPL and Eleanor Sterling, MPL
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park Regional, Fairview Park, OH
Description : DESCRIPTION:Looking for new ways to reach YAs? Our speakers will share their successful programs.

Date : Wednesday, April 29, 1998
Topic : Do You Have Any Good Books? Booksharing YA Novels.
Speaker(s) :
Location : Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Cleveland Heights, OH
Description : Did you just finish a real page turner for YAs? Is there a novel that’s your all time favorite? Bring one of your choices for a fun-read and be prepared to share it with the rest of the committee. We’ll compile a list of our favorites for everyone.

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