[bfsa] FYI

Brenda Scarborough bmscarborough at ysu.edu
Fri Sep 5 10:54:04 EDT 2008

>From the desk of Cameron Hughes:

The  YSU BFSA is facing a few scheduling challenges and communication 
challenges.  I have recommended  (a partial solution) on a few other 
occasions,  I  will just offer up 
again as a refresher.   The YSU BFSA needs to modernize a little with 
respect to communication technologies.   We need take more advantage 
of the new  University Portal (It is part of Banner).  The portal has: 

1)  A shared calendar: (that we can use to track everyone's 
availability so that meetings can be planned for maximum 
participation).  Its a nice planning and scheduling tool! 

2)  Message Board :  Where members can communicate and share ideas as a 
group.  You can post or read messages at your convienience  while 
sharing your thoughts with everyone else. (Folks this part of the new 
social computing movement!) 

3)  A Files area where we can upload important documents to be shared 
(e.g.  by-laws, constitution,  nominee pledges, documents, etc) 

4)  A Chat  area where we can (if necessary!)  have meetings online (if 
everyone can meet in the same physical location) 

In addition to these  we need to take advantage of  the BFSA website 
and blogs to stay better informed about what's going on with the 


Finally:  phone conferencing for members  who are available at the 
right time of a meeting but are in a different place.   All they need 
is access to a phone! 
They could then hear and participate in the meetings. 

Its not always possible to have everybody at the same place and same 
time.   Lots of members would participate more if thier calendars 
permitted it.   We can address part of the  scheduling and 
communication challenges by fully utilizing:

The  YSU Portal (Groups  Feature) 
The   BFSA  Listserve  (Managed by  Brenda) 
The    BFSA  Website:  http://www.ysubfsa.org 
Phone  Conferencing 

The YSU BFSA has an Information Technology (IT)  group.  We should take 
full advantage of them when we have to. 
  Thanks Yulanda for  all the effort you have (and will)  put in during 
 this election process :-) 

Remember:   Success  comes to those who are too busy to look for it. 

Brenda wrote:
   A "BFSA Group Page" that is/was set up by [Rosa Vega, Group Leader]. 
 Members who wishes to join, submit a request to join that must be 
approved by the leader. 

Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
Maag Library/Information Services
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza 
Youngstown OH 44555-0001
t:(330)941-3126 e: bmscarborough at ysu.edu

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