Minutes of Friday, May 25, 2001 Meeting

Vibiana Bowman, Jeris Cassel (recorder), Tom Glynn, Sara Harrington, Scott Hines, Jackie Mardikian, Sam McDonald, Kevin Mulcahy, Leslie Murtha (chair), Eileen Stec, Julie Still, Roberta Tipton

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the May 2, 2001 meeting were approved with minor corrections.

Announcements and Updates

Sara Harrington and Tom Glynn were introduced and welcomed as guest attendees.

Leslie and Jeris attended the May 22nd meeting of the User Education Committee of the NJLA College & University Section/ACRL-NJ. Two programs were proposed for Fall 2001: (1) assessment and (2) teaching in an electronic classroom.

Bobbie and Leslie attended the May 18th LACUNY program on information literacy and diverse users.

Bobbie gave a presentation at the LOEX annual conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One of the key speakers emphasized the importance of librarians "generating credit" (offering credit courses) on campuses.

Coordinators were reminded to report instruction statistics for the annual report which Leslie will being submitting to Jeanne Boyle.

The new staff position of Training Coordinator has been filled. Dr. Marilyn Wilt will begin on June 1st.

A pre-test and post-test have been developed for the Douglass College Shaping a Life program. Eileen will send to ISC members, plus Tom and Sara.

Meeting Schedule

The ISC summer meeting schedule is as follows:
- Friday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.
- Friday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.
- Monday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.
Meetings will be held at the Kilmer Library unless announced otherwise.

New Business

TILT revisited/PROP Proposal

The Yout TILT project as a means of developing a customized service was deleted from the PROP proposals by the Public Services Council. Jeanne Boyle asked that ISC propose another instruction project. The group discussed the following options: TILT could be adopted wholesale, its tracking and interactivity features could be applied to our own product, and/or we could use specific modules to adapt for specific subjects. The following proposals were suggested as possible PROP projects: (1) develop a pilot module based on Your TILT with the support of Systems, a graphic artist, programmer, and equipment; (2) learn Flash and build a tutorial to develop instrucitonal material to meet all accessibility standards; (3) develop subject-specific modules; and (4) develop a core of instructional modules. Eileen and Scott are working on XML metadata ideas. They will present these at the ISC November meeting.

Public Services Budget

Jeanne Boyle is putting together proposals for future funding. Leslie outlined a list of instructional equipment being acquired through ELF. The following items which were not funded will be requested again: portable projectors for the Douglass Library and possibly Art Library (Sara will check on this), a Smartboard for each campus, documents cameras (combination projector and camera) for each library, and control systems for each library. Leslie will develop a priority list.

Web Page Design

Jeris presented what had been developed thus far, including a review of the current ISC page. After discussing how page ideas might be combined to present information in language and format appealing to students and faculty, the group decided that it was important to get feedback from faculty and students on proposed pages. Eileen will develop a survey to be conducted in each library. Following are pages proposed by the group:

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Instruction Program Model Development

This item was tabled until the next meeting due to time constraints.

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