New Brunswick Libraries
Information Services Steering Group
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Heyer Conference Room, Alexander Library
Bartz (recorder), Jeris Cassel, Kayo Denda (guest), Karen Hartman (guest), Triveni
Kuchi (guest), Kevin Mulcahy, Leslie Murtha (guest), Penny Page, Pat Piermatti,
Jane Sloan (guest), Myoung Wilson (chair)
- Approval of Minutes -
- Minutes of the July 10, 2003
meeting were approved.
- Penny was asked to draft a section
on instruction for the Reference Manual as a follow-up to the "Reference
Manual Update" section of the July minutes.
New Business -
- Information Literacy
and Library Instruction in NBL:
The topic needs a series
of phased discussions of which this is one. Several others have already
taken place. Jeris presented a report and related documentation on behalf
the instruction librarians -
- Information Literacy and
Library Instruction in the Rutgers University New Brunswick Libraries:
Reports, Proposals, and Recommendations
- Library Research Instructional
- New Brunswick Instructional
Services Caucus, Program Development for Information Literacy, Ideological
and Practical Considerations
- Comparison of Long-range
plans/strategic plans/information literacy plans: University Libraries
- Statistical data, charts,
and graphs relating to instruction in NBL for the 2002-2003 academic year.
- New Brunswick Libraries Instruction
Resources (web site)
Based on information gathered
from librarians, course instructors, documentation, statistics, and other
sources, the report makes one recommendation for immediate action, and discusses
The proposal for AY 2003-2004 suggests
that sections of English 201 and English 301 "be assigned on a rotational
basis among the New Brunswick library faculty." Subsequent discussion resulted
in the suggestion that the rotation be modified to exclude some librarians.
Essentially, only those librarians who agree to be included would be part
of the rotation. Other staffing options should also be explored, including
setting aside part of the voucher budget to hire outside help.
- A one or two page executive
summary of the plan, with a short description of the long range plan.
- A calculation of the approximate
number of volunteers, with the approximate number of classes, and an estimate
of how many part-time librarians are needed to teach the remaining classes
and at what cost.
Ongoing Business -
- ISG Voucher requests,
The allocation for the current
fiscal year matches that of last year. Angel Falcon will be working full-time
at Kilmer and doing two shifts at Alexander; Ann Bemis and Lisa Roe will
continue to work part-time at Kilmer and Alexander respectively; Bill
Hemmig has been hired to work full-time at Douglass now that Marty Kesselman
is at Chang. All open lines are currently frozen.
- Future Meetings:
Members of the NB PC Coordination
Team will be invited to attend the September ISSG meeting. Branch librarians
will be invited to attend the November meeting. Myoung will plan a meeting
with Farideh Tehrani to discuss cooperation between Access and Information
Services, possibly at a future ISSG meeting.
- Unit Reports -
- Alexander - Dissertation
Abstracts is being sent to the Annex. Repairs to the shelving in reference
begin on Tuesday.
- Douglass - The departments
at Douglass (Information Services, Access Services, Music, and Music
Media) are planning a meeting to get reacquainted.
- LSM - LSM Quick Guides are
being updated and will be posted on the web. Pam Johnson has been working
with Systems to get the reference CD-ROMs working and update guides
- PC Coordination Team - Departmental
and group annual reports for 2002-2003 are being posted to the NBL site.
The stolen SCC laptop is being replaced with insurance funds; the Kilmer
ELF laptop will be returned as soon as the new SCC laptop is in place.
- Instruction activities - Orientations
activities involving the libraries are taking place on all the campuses
including Western Monmouth. Librarians will be staffing tables in the student
centers, training tour guides, providing materials for the First-Year Interest
Groups, and doing orientations for the international students, TA Program,
and various individual departments.
9/2/2003sb, revised 9/3/2003