Reference Access Subcommittee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Anne Shelley, Chair

Current Roster

  • Anne Shelley, Chair (2018)
  • Anita Breckbill (2015)
  • Taylor Greene (2018)
  • Kate Lambaria (2017)
  • Carlos Peña (2015)
  • Kristina Shanton (2018)
  • Peter Shirts
    (2016)
  • Matthew Vest
    (2017)

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Appoint a new chair for the subcommittee.
    • Completed.
  2. Continue to offer responses to queries from the “Ask MLA” feature on the MLA website.
    • Ongoing.
    • Goal Area: Organizational Excellence; Objective 2, “Improve access to information by and about the Association to meet the needs of members and other interested
      parties.”
  3. Use information gathered from the “Public Services Town Hall” at MLA 2018 to determine new directions and projects for the subcommittee.
    • Ongoing.
    • Goal Area: Advocacy; Objective 1, “Develop and disseminate official positions on intellectual property, access, and scholarly communication issues.”

List of Future Goals

  1. Continue to offer responses to queries from the “Ask MLA” feature on the MLA website.
    • Goal Area: Organizational Excellence; Objective 2, “Improve access to information by and about the Association to meet the needs of members and other interested
      parties.”
  2. Use information gathered from the “Public Services Town Hall” at MLA 2018 to determine new directions and projects for the subcommittee.
    • Goal Area: Advocacy; Objective 1, “Develop and disseminate official positions on intellectual property, access, and scholarly communication issues.”
  3. Use information gathered from the RASS-sponsored session “Out of Reach: ADA in the Music Library” at MLA 2019 to discuss potential directions and projects for the subcommittee.
    • Goal Area: Advocacy; Objective 1, “Develop and disseminate official positions on intellectual property, access, and scholarly communication issues.”