Minutes of March 3, 2003 Meeting
- Rebecca Gardner, Theo Haynes, Triveni Kuchi, Patricia Libutti, Jackie Mardikian, Leslie Murtha, chair
(recorder), Donna Wertheimer (by phone)
The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as recorded.
- Tricia will be speaking at SLA and at ALA Annual conference on the publication process.
- Tricia will also be setting up a training program to prepare graduate students who participate in the RUL instruction
programs for their practicum experience.
- A meeting of the New Bruswick-based instruction coordinators and representatives of NB Information Services Steering
Group will be held on March 24 to discuss planning and documentation issues for fall instruction.
- As an interim solution to the problem of maintaining the statistics database, all stats should be sent to Leslie,
until a stable process for collecting and entering data can be worked out.
- The semi-annual report is due for submission in early April
- Work has been initiated on the project of moving the access point for Finding Aids to the Instruction pages on the
libraries= Web site.
- The slate of speakers is almost set. The invitation will go out as soon as we have
confirmation from all speakers.
- Marianne has agreed to say a few words at the opening of the program, and Jeanne has agreed
to be the wrap-up speaker
- The schedule of events is as follows:
9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:00
Welcome and logistics - LM
Opening remarks - MIG
Survey overview - POL
10:00 - 11:00
Building partnerships with faculty - RLT
11:00 - 11:10
11:10 - noon
Creating learning objectives - TBA
N.B. Eileen Stec subsequently was volunteered for this session
Noon - 1:00
Lunch and handout swapmeet
1:00 - 2:00
Creating a lesson plan - POL and VBC
2:00 - 2:10
2:10 - 3:00
Creating reusable curriculum materials - LM and TK
3:00 - 3:30
Wrap-up and closing - JEB
- Invitations will go to the RUL faculty, the SCILS faculty, Jana Varlejs=s instruction students, NJ/ACRL User Education
Committee, the VALE list and ACAlibs.
- Registration procedures are being finalized. The Pane Room is booked.
- The committee will collaborate on creating a bibliography and other handouts for the program packets.
- After some initial discussion, it was decided that, in order to develop an optimal program model for RUL, we needed to
establish a research base. We need to test our assumptions about the needs and capabilities of our target
- In order for data about needs and capabilities to be meaningful, we also need to establish benchmarks for our
expectations of what our students should be able to do in terms of library research at designated points in their
academic career. The gap, if any, between the existing skills and the expected accomplishments at the present or
succeeding stage would be the underlying basis for the library instruction curriculum.
- The committee decided to form two working groups.
- Group one will be responsible for drafting a multifaceted plan for gathering data about needs and competencies. This
plan will them be implemented, with different committee members taking primary responsibility for different facets.
Depending on the shape of the plan, the possibility of collaboration with SCILs and/or GSE will be explored. Tricia has
volunteered to lead group one through this process.
- Group two will be responsible for developing a plan for establishing benchmark competencies for students at various
levels. A leader for this group needs to be chosen.
- The composition of the two groups will be settled at the April meeting, and further plans will be discussed.
- It was noted that, as an interim matter, workable plans must be in place for sustaining our current programs for next
Meeting adjourned at noon.