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2015, February 24 Minutes (redirected from February 2015 minutes)

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MOBAC Reference Committee Meeting


February 24, 2015


Present:  Sarah Dahlen, chair [CSUMB]; Frank Gravier, [UCSC]; Inga Waite [MPL]; Deborah Stephens [HCL]; Jean Chapin [HML]; Heather Geddes [WPL]; Be Astengo [MCFL]; Jennifer Cockerill [SCPL]; Glenn Tozier {MPC]; Michelle Morton, [CAB]


Recorder: Jean Chapin


The meeting was called to order by Sarah at 2:15 p.m.


Proxies:  Jean for Betty Mason [SBE]; and Be for Ann Jacobson [NPS]


Agenda:  No changes


Approval of Minutes:  Approved with the following corrections: Name added for tech workshop- Remote Meeting Software.  Clarification of WorldCat Discovery Services report under News from Libraries


Public Comments: None




Administrative Council – Jean reported that the State Librarian, Greg Lucas, met with the Council.  She expressed to him our concerns with public library reporting of reference/information statistics, and where to include technical assistance questions.  She followed up with an email on the subject to the State Librarian.  Stephen Silveria resigned as vice-chair.  The next meeting of the Admin Council will be in April.


Technology Committee – There was not a quorum at the last tech committee meeting.  They will be getting a flyer out about the April 24th workshop comparing virtual meeting software.  Participants at CSUMB and at Cabrillo will communicate with each other virtually. Workshop topics will include virtual attendance etiquette and a comparison of software.


Interlibrary Loan Committee – no meeting


SPLAMBA – Be reported that SPLAMBA will host a workshop “The Impact of Technology on Literacy, Learning, and Families” on March 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at WPL.  The workshop is open to the public- spread the word.  Be will send out a flyer that we can send to interested parties.



Old Business:


Spring Workshop

Be reported that the Wellness Workshop will be April 17, 8:30-noon, at the Marina Branch of MCFL.  The presenters will be:

Cori Rosenberg, Community Hospital- stress and workplace wellness

Seth Munsey, Iron Republic, fitness in daily life

Someone from the Monterey County Health Department, possibly on workplace stretches

Laura McKinnon from the Yoga Center, ergonomics or stretching

Details to follow. Heather will provide food, and Ann will send out the finished flyer. Donna Truong approved $50 stipends for presenters that require payment.


New Business:  None


 Reference Shares:


SCPL has been holding very popular one hour staff workshops called Tuesdays with Reference that any staff member can attend.  Subjects have included eBooks, children’s reference, the reference interview, finding people, and more.  Other libraries were very interested in this program.

Discussion about employees who complained they were working out of class, or that other staff members were working out of class- paraprofessional vs professional.  Possible solutions discussed.

MCFL did a WorldCat Discovery workshop for their staff.

Discussion about dealing with the lack of tax forms and instruction booklets.  Watsonville is printing up instruction booklets and providing them to patrons for $1.00 each.  MCFL printed them and put them in binders.  HML ordered one free copy of each from IRS.   Libraries referring patrons to IRS website, and to free tax help through United Way.

Inga, Be and Jean reported on PLP database offer.


News from Libraries:  Not recorded


Future Agenda items: MOBAC Services Survey- next steps


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 24th, at 2:00 pm at the Cesar Chavez branch of Salinas Public Library.


The meeting was adjourned.


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