Minutes of May 10, 2013 Meeting

Joseph Abraham, Stephanie Bartz (recorder), Kayo Denda, Joseph Deodato, Mary Fetzer, Judy Gardner, Melissa Gasparotto, Tom Glynn (chair), Melissa Just, Mei Ling Lo, Megan Lotts, Kevin Mulcahy, Jill Nathanson, Andrew Ruggiero, Jane Sloan, Eileen Stec, Therese Triumph (guest-remote), Tao Yang

1) Agenda

Adopted as sent.

2) Chair's report (sent via email)

3) AUL for RIS report

4) Review of fire drill practices

Information on procedures for each library building (e.g., where library staff are supposed to congregate in the event of an evacuation) as well as staff obligations needs to be clarified and made widely available to both existing staff and new staff as they arrive. The emergency manual should include the information and copies are available in various locations, but the basics need to be more easily accessible. Tom will contact Lila Fredenburg to ask that the Libraries Health and Safety Committee address the issue. Signage, e-display slides, and updates to the NBL Toolkit were all suggested as ways to make the information more easily accessible.

5) Survey on library services relating to internationalization

Melissa is in the process of completing a survey on "Mapping Library Contributions to Internationalization on US Campuses." She requested and received input from the group. Kayo also has a previously answered version of the survey that she'll forward.

6) Review of NBISG Mid-year Report

7) Review of instruction in 2012-13

Most of the changes worked well. The program coordinator incorporated the LibGuide into the class site; guide use was high; the Libraries were able to meet the demand for instruction; library instruction was spread out over 6 weeks instead of 2; and many instructors went through the guide before bringing their classes to the library.

One of the things that needs additional work is getting instructors and students to see the importance of the information the Libraries provide about searching the Internet. This was one of the least used sections of the LibGuide. It was suggested that instructors should be provided with copies of some of the literature that illustrates how poor Internet searching often is.

There are 38 class sections scheduled for the fall (there were 41 in the spring).The videos and the guide will be updated to reflect the website redesign and any other changes that occur before then.

8) Instructors' requests for use of instructional spaces

9) Video services

There have been a variety of developments at the University with regard to video. OIRT, for example, has staff that can video classes and put the videos in NJVid. OIRT is working closely with SAS.

Library developments include:

10) Announcements

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