2022 March Virtual minutes

Newsletter Committee Minutes – 2022 March Virtual

March Meeting, Virtual

Friday, March 4, 2022
12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mountain Time


  • Deb Raftus (University of Washington)
  • Dick Hacken (Brigham Young University)
  • Brendan Nieubuurt (University of Michigan)
  • Megan Bennett (Farmington Public Library, Farmington NM)
  • Brian Vetruba (University of Minnesota), Kathleen Smith (Stanford University)
  • Lana  Soglasnova (University of Toronto)
  • Masha Stepanova (Miami University)


I. Welcome and introductions

II. Progress so far

  • 3 submissions received so far, 2 through the form and 1 by email
  • Reminder call to be sent March 15 to ESS – L (Masha), Slavlib (Masha), IS – L (Megan), Westline (Masha)
  • Official deadline – March 31
  • Absolute last deadline – May 31

III. Special section on Ukraine

IV. Other business and reminders

  • Volunteers needed for chair/co-chair of the Newsletter committee
  • Current members/chairs need to document their work to make it easier for future chairs and members
    • There is a handbook for all roles in the section
  • Reminder: keep accessibility in forefront of your mind when adding content, add alt text to images
  • WordPress duplicates images unless you edit an image in the gallery
    • Only upload an image once and edit in WordPress gallery
    • When you link to an image, every iteration is a separate image in the media gallery
    • Web team will decide how to get rid of duplicates that are already there

V. Next meeting

  • Friday, May 13 at 12 p.m. Mountain time

Minutes submitted by [Masha Stepanova]