2018, September 25 Minutes

MOBAC Reference Committee Meeting Minutes

September 25, 2018 2PM

Salinas Public Libary - John Steinbeck Library


Call to Order: David Addison @ 2:15pm




Recorder: Kenny Garcia


Approval of Last Meeting's Minutes:  Approval of minutes from August 2018 meeting


Public Comments:  none


WelcomeLibraries that have not been participating in the MOBAC reference committee meetings can access updates through the mobacref Wiki space.


Old Business: 

1) Fall workshop

          -Ann has confirmed Irene Berry will attend and represent NPS Special Collections.  (Unfortunately, neither Ann nor Irene can be there, it turns out that this is Discover NPS Day and we are both key players for the library's role in that. - Ann)  

          -Confirm which libraries are planning to have representatives attend and present



New business:

1) Complete fall workshop details




Administrative Council:

David attended the meeting and reported. Many of the MOBAC directors were present. The PLP director was also present. The committee chairs were welcomed. Each library gave an update. David gave a report on behalf of the committee. San Juan Bautista Public Library and DLI Library are dropping out of MOBAC. Community colleges are creating a local consortium to share an ILS. Some of the public libraries are also looking into sharing an ILS.


Tech Committee:

No report


ILL Committee:

No report


SPLAMBA: Ellie reported. The SPLAMBA chair is stepping down and the committee is looking for a new chair. A workshop is being planned and will be held in March in Carmel.


Reference Shares:


Harrison Memorial Public Library started a subscription to Lynda.com


Do any libraries use Zip Books through Califa?


Monterey Public is subscribed to Hoopla. Libraries can set a cap on usage per patron


News from libraries (off the record)


Meeting adjourned @ 4:30pm


Next meetingJanuary 22, 2019 @ Watsonville Public Library


Following meetings:

October 26, 2018 Fall Workshop @ Marina Branch of MCFL

January 22, 2019 @ Watsonville Public Library

March 26, 2019 @ Monterey Public Library

May 28, 2019 @ CSUMB Library