ITART Spring Business Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2013
In attendance: Lisa Voss, Becky Wymer, Andrew Sherman, Christa Burns, Dana Boden
1. Call to Order – Becky
2. Introductions/Announcements – none
3. Secretary’s Report (Christa Burns) – Approval of Fall 2012 minutes. Andrew Sherman moved to accept. Lisa Voss seconded. Approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report (Christa Burns) - No activity since Fall conference. Note from Barbara Hegr: Allocations are available as soon as ITART qualifies. Working on getting candidates – have 1 for each position so far. After paying for our part of this Spring meeting, ITART will probably make $100-150 on the Meeting.
5. Old Business
a. Fall Conference Summary – ITART sponsored 6 sessions. We shared a booth with TSRT. Gave away a $25 Amazon gift card – asked for input on what ITART can do for you, received about 25 valid entries. Nannette Bedrosky was the winner.
b. Logo/Rebranding - NLA is doing their rebranding and is seeking a graphic designer to do their logo. Round tables and sections can piggy back on that and have graphic designer do one for us too. We said yes – give us 2 options and we will pick one. NLA hoping to have their total rebrand done this summer, ours will be soon after that. NLA just put out the call for a designer.
c. Social Media
i. ITART Blog – will continue – use as historical registry, announcements for conferences, elections, minutes. Actual interaction with members. Our presence has been dwindling, so we want more active presence – ways we could do that? Facebook and Twitter.
ii. Facebook – Christa set up. Board will post regularly. Encourage members to post, we can take it and repost to make it in our newsfeed.
iii. Twitter – coming soon!
iv. Dana asked about LinkedIn – We’ll look into using it.
6. New Business
a. Membership Drive Contest – Anyone who is an ITART member will be entered into a contest for a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Lisa will post to Blog and Facebook on June 1, deadline to become a member will be July 1. Christa will investigate purchasing the ThinkGeek gift certificate.
b. Nixon Scholarship - trying to raise $1000. Becky suggests $100. Lisa – motion to discuss, Dana – second. Sherm – abstains as he will be applying. Unanimous vote yes.
c. Paraprofessional Donation for Fall 13 Conference – to support Vendor Spotlight. Dana – move to donate, Sherm - second. Unanimous vote to donate $100.
7. Fall 13 Conference (Lisa Voss)
a. 2013 conference proposals - Sherm – Raspberry Pi + Becky knows of people at Creighton submitted about using IPad as a catalog point, Lisa – current climate of libraries interfacing with publishers about eContent, college and univ. communications, Christa – 20 Cool Tools for You and Your Library.
b. Want to do something interactive at the booth – bring gadgets to the booth to show - E-Petting Zoo. Need power/internet at booth. There is a fee for electric. Booth itself is free. Becky - use Doodle poll to schedule booth times. Offer to all ITART membership to share their gadgets.
8. Other Business – none
Respectfully submitted by Christa Burns, Secretary.