Minutes for the November 16, 2005 Meeting of the Continuing Education/ Professional Development Advisory Committee
MHLS Auditorium, 10am-1:30pm

Present: M. Advocate, S. Alderdice, J. Cohen, C. Donick, L. Duebert, J. Ford, W. Fuller, P. Keaton, J. Meyer, E. Tannenbaum, R. Smith Aldrich,
Guests: M. Keefe

Minutes:
Vote: 1st: W. Fuller
2nd: L. Deubert
Discussion: None
Passed unanimously


Review of evaluations

Review of 2005 offerings

Potential workshops for 2006

Other

Actions

  1. MHLS Staff will send a letter to all board presidents noting their library's representation at trustee education.
  2. M. Advocate will update the "MHLS CE Programs 2005 including attendance" handout to include all MHLS on-demand trainings and consultations and distribute it at the next DA meeting
  3. The committee discussed how to ensure members take advantage of central reference library trainings that are offered. Ideas included:
    1. scheduled, county-based offerings at multiple points during the year advertised through the recognized bright-yellow Workshop Notices, with registration through the MHLS web calendar;
    2. re-enforcing that the Central Reference Services Coordinator will come to a library to do an on-demand training for a small number of library staff and that libraries can group together and have an on-demand training;
    3. pathfinders that would help library staff answer frequent reference questions (health, construction, etc.)
  4. Committee members will send back suggestions to MHLS staff for workshops for special client populations.

Handouts

Next meeting: TBD

Report to DA:

  1. Committee reviewed all 2005 continuing education / professional development events. Summaries of evaluations were also reviewed.
  2. Committee discussed training suggested for 2006, and have proposed a balanced year of enrichment opportunities.
  3. The committee discussed how to ensure members take advantage of central reference library trainings that are offered. Ideas included:
  4. Trustee Education:

Submitted by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich/Merribeth Advocate, 11.16.05