Survey past MCMLA members: Why are they no longer members?
Review each MCMLA committee in regards to:
Total number of members serving on the committee
Evaluate combining the Governmental Relations and Library Advocacy Committees
Annual Meeting Task Force will be created and charged with the following:
Evaluate the effectiveness of the 2015 Annual meeting, which will be a virtual meeting -- did the meeting work well overall to meet the needs of the organization? If yes, which parts of the meeting worked well, and which parts of the meeting need to be improved?
Explore how MCMLA could hold face to face annual meetings in the future -- the Feasibility of having a local planning committee vs. a distributed planning committee, among other options.
Explore the feasibility of multi-chapter joint meetings every five to seven years.
Review MCMLA annual meeting advisor job description to determine if it still reflects what the annual meeting advisor needs to do.
Generate a list of possible MCMLA members who might be interested in being the MCMLA meeting planner in the future.
To determine the format and content of the annual meeting final report and to whom it should be transmitted.
Joint RML/MCMLA project
Collect information on hospital libraries' importance to the business of hospitals
What items to keep
How to keep the items
Where to keep the items
From the Championing for Librarians Final Report: August 22, 2014:
Motion 1. MCMLA, within one year, will begin work with state hospital accrediting bodies to adopt standards requiring direct access to a librarian. For Motion #1 that requires working with state accrediting bodies, we suggested a joint project between the Library Advocacy and Governmental Relations Committees with the initial activity of identifying appropriate accrediting bodies.
Motion 2. MCMLA will encourage and support publication by the membership in (non-library oriented) health professional publications, newsletters, journals, letters to the editor. For Motion #2 that addresses members publishing, we suggested a collaboration between the Research and Publications Committees:
research and then provide suggested journals that might accept library oriented articles,
provide an online list with links to the journal titles and author's instructions,
do a very elementary survey to see what hospital administrators read, and
budget for a monetary prize to be given to someone publishing outside of library journals.
Jackie Hittner, MA, MBA
Executive Committee minutes for 2014-15 and other reports will be posted in this area as available.