1. Approval of the Minutes of December 2, 2005:
Approved with one correction: #2 text should be SAILS instead of SAL
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)
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"
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)