Education Committee Midwinter 2009 Meeting Report

DATE: 1/24/2009

GROUP: Education Committee

CHAIRS: David Ward, Mandy Havert

REPORTER: David Ward

CONFERENCE: Midwinter

ATTENDEES: 12

CURRENT ACTIVITIES: LITA Education combined with Regional Institutes in the past year.  We spent from Annual 08 – Midwinter 09 reviewing our charge and creating organizational documents to track and help guide the newly combined committee’s role.

Part of this involved assigning committee members as liaisons to all LITA IGs/Committees to gather information on possible educational programming opportunities, including Regional Institutes, Programs/Preconferences at Annual, Midwinter opportunities, and online webinar/tutorial/course planning.

At Midwinter we reviewed liaison reports and decided on the following topics to pursue programming for over the next year:

  • Open Source
  • Mobile Tech
  • RDA
  • Extensible Catalog
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Semantic Web

Additionally, we are going to work with LITA Forum Committee, Top Tech Trends, PPC, and others to pursue other topics and speakers as opportunities arise.  In particular, we are going to look at ways to build additional educational programming from successful programs and events form other LITA committees.

FUTURE ACTIVITIES: Develop at least 2 education programming opportunities from the following topics:

  • Open Source
  • Mobile Tech
  • RDA
  • Extensible Catalog
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Semantic Web

Also, put on additional educational programming as opportunities are identified from the work of other committees/IGs/etc.