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Minutes for the CTLA Meeting of October 1, 2011

CPS Department of Libraries and Information Services Offices
Elizabeth Training Facility, Room 406, 320 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago

10:00-10:15 Sign-In, Meet & Greet, and Continental Breakfast
10:15-10:30 Welcome by President Carmita Ortiz

-Introduction of Board officers and new members
-Announcements about new CTLA meeting schedule and plans.
-Approve Agenda

10:30-11:00 CTLA Business Meeting

Old Business:

-Decreased role of vendors at meetings due to budget cuts
-Increased role of CTLA sponsorship paid for by membership dues
-Reading and review of last meeting minutes

New Business:

-Marge Fashing history flashback of CTLA, Department of Lib., and school roles. Also, Marge reported major fire at her home, which destroyed some of her book collections
-Meeting schedule this year
-Committee Secretary reports

11:00-11:30 CPS Dept. of Lib. & Info. Services Report by Dorsey Chambers, Network Lib.

-Role within new Curriculum and Instruction Core Office
-New Common Core Standards integration
-New District Priorities for Professional Development with new separate PD Office
-New Librarian Orientations; Annual Back-to-School Event cancelled to avoid scheduling conflicts with local school site PDs
-Librarian Learning Communities (LLCs) in networks during school days (sub coverage will be provided) with dates pending
-Student Book Clubs, Battle of the Books, and Matching Grant programs under review
-SOAR automated cataloging training and school implementation
-Chicago Public Library Children’s Department programs:
-Teen Volume Conference Oct. 25 at Harold Washington Lib.
-Book-a-Mania Nov. 19 at Harold Washington Lib.
-ISLMA Conference Oct. 27-Oct. 29 in Springfield. Bus available if requested
-Librarian’s Professional Book Club meeting Nov. 29 at ETF from 4-5:30 on Free Voluntary Reading by Stephen Krashen
-SALSA (Spanish language Award-winning Literature Seminar for All) meeting at Lorca School, 3231 N. Springfield on Nov. 30 with booktalks and CPS vendor displays
-Tribute to Maria Rodriguez, retiring CPS DLIS Professional Librarian and Area Librarian extraordinaire

11:30-11:45 Vicki Chikow, Usborne Book Rep.,

-Report from Book Expo in New York City
-Progress on her own book projects and process
-Vendor perspective on working with CPS

11:45-12:00 Questions and Answers, Raffle, and Adjornment

Next meeting: Tues., Nov. 15 from 5:00-7:30 at Connie’s and hosted by Kori Kubitz & Associates

Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Gunn
Acting Recording Secretary