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32New & Renewed Initiatiaves

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  • Della Lawhon
    May 17, 2006
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      Dear group,

      Please find below highlights from the recent LOOM meeting in Colorado.  The unapproved minutes from the meeting have been posted on the CCAOM LOOM site in the Files area.

      Please email the group with any questions.  It was a great meeting -- LCD projector malfunction aside.

      Best to you all,
      Della

      Reports on Current Initiatives
      Name Change.  Upon discussion and vote at this meeting, the Committee chooses to change its name from Librarians of Oriental Medicine (LOOM) to Libraries of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (LCAOM). We have sought endorsement from CCAOM's Executive Committee for this change.

      WORKING GROUP REPORTS
      A. Membership
      CCAOM Library Contact Directory.  Began an update of the 2005 Directory of CCAOM Libraries with contact information for key library staff and links to library catalogs.  This directory has been posted on the LOOM/LCAOM Yahoo Group. The Committe circulated a copy of the 2005 Library Directory, asking school's check their school's entry assuring that the person responsible for the library and at most one other key member of your staff appear in your entry and that their emails are correct. 
      - Continued thanks for creating this directory go to Jim Emdy, Five Branches, Virginia Rodes, Tai Sophia, and Della Lawhon, New England School of Acupuncture.
      YAHOO Group. Once the directory is updated with corrections a promotions email will go out to encourage schools to have their library staff join the Yahoo Group.
      - Thank you to David Sale, CCAOM for his management of the Yahoo Group.

      B. Collection Development
      Journals. Two separate documents have been received by the LOOM/LCAOM to help identify journals appropriate for CCAOM school libraries.   The first received last year was a survey of journals held in member schools' libraries; the second is a spreadsheet of proposed journals that would constitute a basic collection.  The Committee requested financial support in the amount of $500 to update and complete the school library survey, to develop journal selection criteria, and to gather more information on journals to enable schools to evaluate the appropriateness of each resource for their library: this project if funded will be completed and available in 6 months. 
      UPDATE: the executive committee accepted the proposal.
          - Many thanks to Warner Seem, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Claudia O'Neill,  Institute of Taoist Education, Inc.
       
      Electronic Resources: The Committee received a report at the LOOM/LCAOM meeting of electronic resources.  If time allows, the funds requested previously would extend to expanding the report on selected databases and electronic resources. 
      - Thanks again to Warner Seem, Tri-State College

      C. Entry Level Standards and CCAOM Libraries
      The Committee discussed the role the library plays relevant to
      Collections and information management
      Faculty support
      Training in information literacy and critical thinking for faculty and students
      National education standards in place for library in higher education
      Entry Level Standards for First Professional Doctorate for AOM

      D. New Initiatives
       Proposal to finalize and synthesize journal survey and subscription resources.  If funded this resource will be complete by September 2006, posted on the Yahoo Group for review and revision.

       Renewed commitment to develop LOOM/LCAOM Mission Statement and history of the committee. We will have a draft ready  for review at Fall LOOM/LCAOM meeting: Wendy Matus, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine & Della Lawhon, NESA

       Collection Management subcommittee has a new member: Roberta Santo, PIHMA.  Della will contact.

       Yahoo Group promotion will follow meeting to build participation and share library reports and resources.  Della Lawhon, NESA

       At this conference's strategic planning meeting, LCAOM was asked to provide information about available resources for libraries to consider for purchase.

       At the CCAOM Business Meeting Paul Karsten, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, asked LCAOM to write a response to the accreditation standard ER 11.

      Meeting ended at 5:00pm



      Attendees:
      Mary Able, Instittute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture
      Lynn Deen, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
      Amy Kahn, Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture
      Della Lawhon, New England School of Acupuncture (Chair)
      Shen Ping Liang, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
      Wendy Matus, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine
      Anna Tsang, Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
      David O'Brigida, Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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