Minutes of September 3, 2004 Meeting

Jeanne Boyle, Jeris Cassel, Rebecca Gardner, Kim Gallon, Theo Haynes (Theo Haynes), Triveni Kuchi (Recorder), Patricia Libutti, Jackie Mardikian, Sam McDonald, Eileen Stec.

Meeting began 9:35 a.m.

1. Minutes

Eileen Stec distributed the minutes from previous meeting, which were reviewed and approved.

2. Announcements

Jeanne announced that the Information Literacy Planning report for Spring 2004 was up on the RUL Web site. She was requested to send out the announcement.

Eileen Stec and Jana Varlejs will be participating as a collaboration case study at the ACRL's Webcast E-learning "Effective Collaboration for Campus-wide Information Literacy: The Blended Librarian's Perspective on How To Make It Work". Tricia plans to attend this as well.

Eileen has been invited to attend a Shaping a Life fellows meeting, a step forward in being involved with the Douglass College mission program.

Jeris will be teaching a course on library research for the Livingston college honors program

3. Report on Project SAILS

This fall, RUL will participate in project SAILS. Eileen will be the primary contact for the activities surrounding this project. An announcement for participation will be sent out soon. It will involve participation of close to 2000 students in assessment tests. Prizes will be drawn for students with about 20-25 winners. Proctors and monitors for tests will be needed between 8-10 p.m. More details will follow. Further discussion about needs and requirements for holding the assessment ensued.

4. Searchpath Progress

Sam distributed a sheet with suggestions and ideas for editing; rollout, and quizzes for the information literacy online tutorial. Some ideas for the kind of reports that could be created with data from the use of the tutorial were suggested. ISC is currently planning the information it will need to conduct a proper assessment of the tutorial, and looking at the different kinds of marketing strategies it needs to employ for promoting the tutorial.

5. Goals for 2004-2005

Jeanne encourages ISC to develop budget requirements for all the programs and projects planned for the current fiscal year.

Adjourned 11:35 a.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Triveni Kuchi

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