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Minutes of October 7, 2005 Meeting

Present:
Mira Foster, Rebecca Gardner, Theo Haynes (Chair), Tony Joachim, Triveni Kuchi (recorder), Patricia Libutti, Jackie Mardikian, Jeanne Murray (SCILS Student Guest), Rebecca Pressman (virtually from Newark), Eileen Stec, Donna Wertheimer (virtually from Camden).

Meeting began at 9:35 a.m.

Agenda was discussed and agenda items moved around as follows:

Introduction

Jeanne Murray, SCILS student graduating in December and currently working with Kevin Mulcahy (reference) and Jeris Cassel (Instruction) was given a warm welcome.

Announcements

Tricia informed ISC that her proposal for a book about qualitative research for the librarian has been accepted. Eileen mentioned that her article about the online tutorial "Scholarly journal article vs. popular article" has been accepted for publication by Reference Services Review.

Tony and Mira briefly summarized their reactions to the Searchpath Mythbusters program. It was well-received with an attendance of about 25. They are planning a demonstration/presentation at the State of the libraries in November and the VALE conference in January. Discussion ensued about the overall idea or philosophy of Searchpath and its use, the various modules, time taken to complete modules and other features of Searchpath.

Tricia demonstrated the Sakai site for Instructional assessment. Two chat meetings have been decided: Oct 11: Qualitative Analysis between 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ; October 13th Quantitative Analysis 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tricia will be sending the article information by email/Sakai site discussion email. She will be adding other participants onto the Sakai site.

Report on SAILS was presented by Eileen. Discussion ensued. It was decided that prior to the discussion of the mini-tutorials, the questions that were answered by students in the SAILS project need to be analyzed carefully to figure out areas that might need improvement or added to the current teaching methods. The study of questions by standards was distributed as follows:

Standard I : Theo and Donna
Standard II : Eileen and Mira
Standard III : Triveni and Rebecca Gardner
Standard IV : Not Used
Standard V : Tony and Rebecca Pressman

Results of these analyses will be shared on the ISC listserv prior to the November meeting.

Meeting adjourned 12:00 p.m.



 
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