Minutes of February 21, 2007 Meeting

Jeanne Boyle, Christine Ingram, Pam Johnson, Tracey Meyer (recorder), Glenn Sandberg, Jeff Teichmann, Marilyn Wilt (chair), Donna Wertheimer
Judit Ward

Discussion Items:

  1. Lunchtime Seminars
  2. Supervising for Excellence Series
  3. Technical Development Series
  4. National Library Week
  5. New Training & Development Web Site

Lunchtime Seminars -- update

The first lunchtime seminar for this semester will be offered on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pane Room at Alexander Library. Mary Page will present on "Library 2.0 - Web 2.0: Delivery of Library Services."

The second lunchtime seminar will be offered by Christopher Sterback and Jan Reinhart and will report on the annual SirsiDynix Superconference that they recently attended in Colorado Springs, CO. Marilyn will confirm the dates and issue an announcement.

Suggestions for additional lunchtime seminars included a presentation by the Robeson Library faculty who recently presented at conferences and/or have books being published. D. Wertheimer will explore this suggestion and report back at the next meeting. Another suggestion was that Ed Berger give a presentation on his exhibit of photos of jazz performers. C. Ingram will report back on this possibility at the next meeting.

Supervising for Excellence Series:

M. Wilt and J. Teichmann will facilitate the first training session on February 22. Twelve RUL staff members have been selected by Cabinet to participate in the launch of this new training series. The second session will be held on March 22 and the third on April 19. A Sakai site will be set up to facilitate communication amongst the trainees during the training session.

Technical Development Series:

The first training workshop, offered in collaboration with the PC Working Group, "Effective Use of Email" was offered last month and was well attended and well received by the participants. Two sessions were offered thus far. The next workshop, a technical training program on computer security will be held on Tuesday, February 27, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Scholarly Communication Center, Information Handling Lab 413. Matt Medeiros and Shevon Jackson will facilitate the session. Topics to be covered include (1) passwords; (2) data security; (3) browser and email security; (4) additional software; (5) user privileges and system integrity; (6) patches; and (7) machine post mortems. The announcement for this workshop will be sent out shortly.

It was suggested that these sessions be repeated in future semesters. M. Wilt agreed and will discuss this with the various facilitators.

National Library Week

The theme of this year's National Library Week, April 15-21, 2007 is "Come Together at Your Library." TLC brainstormed about different ways to commemorate this theme and decided to focus on libraries around the world. A celebratory showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 and M. Wilt will send out an invitation to rul_everyone to solicit participants wishing to present or create an exhibit based on this theme. This event will be held in the Pane Room at Alexander Library, with simultaneous displays at Robeson and Dana Libraries.

TLC Website

A test site is now available. Highlights of the changes were displayed at the meeting. Online registration for training events remains a desired feature. M. Wilt will meet with S. MacDonald to request this feature and see if it is feasible at this time. The site will be launched and made available to RUL once this feature becomes viable. The revitalized site will include a list of upcoming training and learning events as well as learning resources available to all. An email announcement from M. Wilt will be made when the site becomes available.

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 2:00 p.m.
University Librarian's Conference Room, 3rd Floor
Alexander Library, New Brunswick

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