Reference Sources Subcommittee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Donna Arnold, Chair

Current Roster

  • Donna Arnold, Chair (2018)
  • Lindy Smith (2015)
  • Amy Edmonds (2018)
  • Bonnie Finn (2018)
  • David King (2018)
  • Jerry McBride (2018)

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Appoint a new subcommittee chair.
    • Completed.
  2. Evaluate the reference tool reviews initiative and determine whether or not to proceed with the project.
    • Ongoing.
    • Goal Area: Value of the Profession; Objective 2, “Increase the visibility of MLA to media organizations and social media networks.”
  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 5, “Promote and encourage the use of music in all disciplines.”

List of Future Goals

  1. Revive Reference Sources Subcommittee blog, which had not been active recently.
    • Goal Area: Value of the Profession; Objective 2, “Increase the visibility of MLA to media organizations and social media networks.”
  2. Plan and submit a proposal for a session at the 2019 MLA meeting in St. Louis.
  3. Explore new avenues of outreach and advocacy for reference sources.
    • Goal Area: Advocacy; Objective 5, “Promote and encourage the use of music in all disciplines.”