Minutes of October 21, 2009 Meeting
- John Brennan (recorder), Tracey Meyer, Roberta Tipton, Marilyn Wilt, Tao Yang (guest)
- Mary Beth Weber (chair), Lila Fredenburg, Sara Harrington, Christine Ingram, Holly Muller, Donna Wertheimer
- Approval of Agenda
- Review and Approval of June 17, 2009 meeting minutes
- Training and Learning Coordinator's Report
- Status of future programs and projects
- Quick Guides
- Outcomes and Conclusion
I. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved with no changes. It was suggested to review the status of the training survey
at the next meeting.
II. Review and Approval of June 17, 2009 meeting minutes
The minutes were approved for distribution via email to RUL_everyone.
III. Training and Learning Coordinator's Report
Marilyn Wilt reviewed the activities since the last committee meeting.
- Enhancing Interpersonal and Organizational Communication workshop - June 18
- Successfully Weathering Change and Transitions workshop - June 25
- Summer Video Series presented as part of the Diversity Education Initiative: Race: the power of an illusion
Marilyn said there was a nice mix of faculty and students for these videos, with lots of lively discussion.
- Differences Between Us - July 15
- Story We Tell - July 22
- House We Live In - July 29
- 2009 Banned Books Week - September 28-October 2. Activities for Banned Books Week included:
Marilyn said the week was a success and she expressed her gratitude to everyone who participated.
- Screening of film Fahrenheit 451. Kevin Mulcahy facilitated and led a discussion about the film and book.
- Faculty Panel: Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus: Are Our Freedoms Secure in the Next Generation?
- Faculty Panel: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Reading and Identity
- Screening of film Salt of the Earth. Donna Schulman facilitated and led a discussion about the film and book.
- Nine volunteer readers created video podcasts of their favorite banned books. These podcasts are available of the RUL website.
- Diversity Education Initiative - Faculty Panel: Intergenerational Communication Issues - October 20. All the panelists were from the School of Communication and Information (SCI).
Marilyn also reviewed upcoming activities.
- State of the Libraries - November 12. Currently there are 12 presenters scheduled as part of the Digital-Analog Showcase.
- Kurzweil 3000 - December 1 (LSM), December 2 (Newark), December 4 (Camden), These presentations are for Librarians and Coordinators. They will highlight Kurzweill 3000, a reading, study skill, and writing program that educators can use to meet the needs of struggling learners.
- Black History Month: Screening of Mandela: The Living Legend. February 17 and February 24.
- Forum on Resources and Services for Persons With Disabilities - March 25
- Other projects in the planning stages
- New Employee Welcome
- Professional Development programs (Newark and New Brunswick)
IV. Status of Future Programs and Projects
Tao Yang attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of the Training and Learning Committee to co-
sponsor certain SAPAC events. These are generally lunchtime seminars. Upcoming events include the
International Book Fair (November 4), Web 2.0 Roundtable (November 16) and the Video Mosaic
Collaboration (December 16). The committee expressed interest in co-sponsoring events and will work
with Tao towards this end.
The committee reached out to the RUL Marketing Team about doing a brown bag about the Libraries Brand.
John Brennan will work with Harry Glazer on setting up a date for this. It will most likely be held
during winter intercession or early in the spring semester.
V. Quick Guides
Marilyn shared information about a website that provides quick reference technical guides.
(http://www.customguide.com/quick_references.htm) The guides are for many popular software programs
and are available for free downloads. We discussed providing the link on the TLC web page. Marilyn
will investigate this. We also discussed marketing it through the Libraries facebook page.
The committee had preliminary discussions about investigating additional information sharing options
(e.g. Twitter). These include resources such as or from online training, webinars, distance learning,
RUTV and OIT. The discussion was deferred for another meeting when more of the committee will be
V. Outcomes and Conclusion
The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 2:00-3:30 in the Alexander Library Conference
Room (third floor).
Respectfully submitted by John Brennan, November 17, 2009.