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  • 02 May 2013 9:19 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)
  • 25 Apr 2013 10:53 AM | Deleted user

    Today I read the editorial "Assessment and evaluation is not a gut feeling: integrating assessment and evaluation into library operations" in the April JMLA (coming soon to the PMC) by our own Claire Hamasu and Betsy Kelly.  Congratulations to both of them! 

    The message is important: we have to incorporate assessment and evaluation into our work so that we can effectively tell the story of what we do for our parent institutions to the people who determine our budgets and even our continued existence.

    Do you know what is important to your parent institution?  Are you familiar with its strategic plan?  How do you demonstrate to your leadership that your work as a librarian and your library resources and services contribute? 
    Comments?  Ideas?  Suggestions?

  • 18 Mar 2013 10:01 AM | Deleted user

    A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned annual reports as a way to make the library, library services, and the librarians more visible to one's parent institution and its leaders.  A few days ago, my 2012 report was made endorsed by my supervisors and published on our intranet.  Because I was very busy with the drama in my personal life (family illness, etc.) it is not my most polished effort, but it was well received because I tied in library services to the strategic plan for my parent institution.  I am sure that many of you could do even better, but I offer my 2012 library annual report as an example. Annual report 2012.pdf

    Brenda Pfannenstiel, MCMLA Chair 

  • 08 Feb 2013 12:18 PM | Deleted user
    Please join me in welcoming our new Executive Secretary, Karen Wiederaenders, and our new listserv administrator and web site editor, Tracey Hughes.  Also, please thank Peggy Mullaly-Quijas and Amy Ritterskamp, respectively, for their years of service in these positions.  We are very fortunate to have such capable people willing to serve their chapter!
  • 31 Jan 2013 9:20 AM | Deleted user

    Do you write annual reports for your library?  How do you make your institution's leaders aware of what you accomplish each year?  I am going to be brave and share with you my last two annual reports, written with the help of my staff, Keri Swaggart, Benjy Stein, and Andi Wall.  The report for 2012 is in progress now . . . .

    Children's Mercy Hospital Library Services Annual Report 2010

    Children's Mercy Hospital Library Services Annual Report 2011

    Brenda Pfannenstiel

  • 07 Jan 2013 4:25 PM | Deleted user

    Before the holidays the Ad Hoc Committee on Championing for Librarians sent out this motion for your consideration. Now is the time for comments and discussion before voting. Your opinions count.

    Each of the motions has been added to the MCMLA web forum so that you can comment on them separately.

    1. Click on the Reply button.
    2. Add your comments and questions.
    3. Decipher the code and type it in the code box.
    4. Click the Post button and your comment will be posted.
    5. To comment on another motion, just use the Back to Topics link at the top of the page.

    More info to come soon on when the ballots will be sent out and when the voting will end.

  • 02 Jan 2013 10:14 AM | Deleted user

    The MCMLA Executive Committee is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Secretary.  Travel/attendance at MCMLA is reimbursed.  This is an appointed position.  A description of the responsibilities and duties of this position can be found in the Policy and Procedure Manual (see the MCMLA web site Committees page). 

    After years of excellent service, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas has resigned as Executive Secretary for MCMLA.  This is your opportunity to contribute to your professional association, to attend the annual meeting (in Utah this year, in Denver next year) and to add a nice line to your c.v.  Peggy has offered to be available to assist the new Executive Secretary transition into the job.

    Please send your applications to me, preferably by Jan. 10.

    Brenda Pfannenstiel, MCMLA Chair

  • 28 Dec 2012 5:15 PM | Deleted user

    At the MCMLA Annual Business Meeting in Kansas City, a motion passed requiring the Executive Committee or its appointed group to report back to the chapter membership by Dec.31,2012 on actions taken to address the concerns voiced in Dick Kammer’s motion and from the floor.  See the report on the President's Corner page.

    Brenda Pfannenstiel, AHIP

    Chair, MCMLA

  • 13 Dec 2012 3:15 PM | Peggy Mullaly-Quijas

    (If you have forgotten your password, you can use the Forgot password link in the blue box at the bottom of the left column.)

    To renew:

    • Log in, click on the View profile link in the blue box at the bottom of the left column.
    • Under Membership details, you will see a button that says Renew until 01 Jan 2014.
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      Here you have two options:

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        Print and mail to:
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        P.O. Box 2218
        Lee's Summit, MO 64063-2218

        Once Peggy receives the check, she will enter it into the system and your renewal will be complete.

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