STAFF RESOURCES

Minutes of February 3, 2006 Meeting

Present:
Theo Haynes, Rebecca Gardner, Jackie Mardikian, Patricia Libutti, Mira Foster (recorder), Anthony Joachim, Jeanne Boyle, Eileen Stec, Roberta Tipton (via teleconference from Newark)

1. Approval of the Minutes of December 2, 2005:

Approved with one correction: #2 text should be SAILS instead of SAL

2. Announcements

a) The New Media Consortium's Horizon Report is now available online at http://www.nmc.net/horizon/index.shtml. Jeanne, Jane Sloan and Jeris Cassel reported on their visit to the New Media Consortium conference during a recent library brownbag.

b) Notes from the recent RUL forum on the Task Force on Undergraduate Education will be released soon.

3. Status of Human Subjects Certification

a) Jeris, Tricia and Bobbie need to be certified as soon as possible. When they have done so they will inform Tricia of their dates of certification for the IRB application.

b) Members of the Camden faculty may join the Searchpath Assessment interview team later this semester.

4. Report from Searchpath Assessment Subcommittee

a) Q and A regarding distribution of documents (available on Sakai site)

  1. IRB application form
  2. IRB application attachments
  3. Action Plan for February and March 2006

We hope to have five interviews in Newark, five in Camden, and twenty in New Brunswick. Studentx need to have taken modules 3, 4 and 5 of Searchpath and need to be 18 or older. Interviews can take place in peoples' offices, and the specific dates, times, and campuses for the interviews will be arranged during the interviewer's training session. The Interviewers' training session will be on March 3rd in the SCC after the RUL faculty meeting.

Will we be using the Wrapper Information Searching Software during our interviews? http://ist.psu.edu/faculty_pages/jjansen/academic/wrapper.htm. For the purposes of time and logistics we will not use this software for the study, though it may be very useful for assessments in the future.

b) Corrections for The IRB Application:

Additional corrections must be sent to Tricia by Tuesday morning February 7 to be changed for the IRB application.

5. Favorite Tutorial Web Sites: "Show and Tell"

  1. Pennsylvania State Tutorials: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/tutorials.htm
  2. The Information Cycle from Pennsylvania State: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/infocyle.htm is a Flash movie about the Columbine High School massacre and the information cycle for that event. It is accessible, playful, personable, and even though it is not interactive it describe different information formats well.
  3. Information Literacy and You from Pennsylvania State: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/infolit/andyou/infoyou.htm. Eileen and Tony have modified Module 1: Choosing a Topic for the Shaping a Life course lesson and assignment for concept mapping.
  4. Shaping a Life Web Tutorials: http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/sal/
  5. University of Minnesota Libraries' Assignment Calculator: http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/ defines steps and a timeline for undergraduate student assignments.
  6. New Media Consortium's Learning Object Initiative: http://www.nmc.net/projects/lo/repositories.shtml
  7. Rutgers Writing Program's Tutorama: http://wp.rutgers.edu/courses/301/tutorama/ includes a specific lesson on conducting a basic IRIS search: http://wp.rutgers.edu/courses/301/tutorama/basic_iris_search_I.html. Perhaps these content creators can collaborate with us in the future.
  8. Gaining Experience Teaching With Instructional Technology: http://getit.rutgers.edu/
  9. Digital Scholar's Notebook: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~libutti/
  10. University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator: http://www.lib.umn.edu/help/disscalc/
  11. Web Quests indexed by Tom March: http://bestwebquests.com/
  12. Bernie Dodge's WebQuest Page: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
  13. Purdue Writing Program: http://owl.English.purdue.edu
  14. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: http://www.powa.org/

6. New Business: "More Show and Tell"

a) IFLA has an information literacy funded by UNESCO. Please submit either your sites or your favorite sites to the International Information Literacy Resources Directory: http://www.uv.mx/usbi_ver/unesco

b) LibQual data is in, and the feedback included requests for tutorials on using electronic journals. Perhaps this can be a future creation of the ISC.

c) An RUL committee is looking at LibData (http://libdata.sourceforge.net/) a web authoring tool for subject guides and pathfinders.

d) A recent Chronicle Review article entitled, "Bridging the Chasm: First-year Students and The Library" discusses the influence of senior classmen on first year students. Eileen found a noticeable improved in the Shaping a Life students' work after SAL instituted a peer mentor program.

e) For further investigation of qualitative research for our Searchpath Assessment, Qualitative research and evaluation methods / by Michael Quinn Patton

Meeting adjourned 11:45am (ish)



 
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