Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services
Meeting Notes for June 9, 2008, 9:00am
Attending: Kirstin Dougan, Susan Duncan, Lisa Hinchliffe, Karen Hogenboom, JoAnn Jacoby, Lori Mestre, Robert Slater, Peggy Steele, Scott Walter
Absent: Meg Burger, Tina Chrzastowski
Scott handed out a brief overview (attached) describing the charge, membership and potential members for this working group of the SAC.
The goal of membership in PEWG is to represent major engagement activities through position rather than a focus on specific individuals. Those not represented yet (see attached Members) include ACES/Extension, FRC, and Public Affairs (Cindy Ashwell).
Carnegie classification (report to NC State) due at end of summer along with site visit (Public Engagement Summit coincides with the site visit.)
Extension, Social Work, College of Education, Krannert-Library cultural engagement, Mortensen (has staff, endowment, space, resources), American Music Month
Consider: Library-to-campus, Library-to-Friends, Interdepartmental communication & scholarship of engagement
Challenge: if actual activities are dominant they can detract from the scholarship of engagement, which requires a research agenda.
Consider the length of activity, international scope, level of faculty involvement, resulting publications
: Please email comments back to Scott with suggestions of other areas that should be represented in membership.
After the program introduction, a teckie person was paired with a library person to create teams for an observation session in a bookstore, cafeteria or public spaces setting during finals week. They had 30 minutes to observe followed by 30 minutes to write. Although clear patterns emerged in movement through space, seating and walk-by, assumptions were made regarding the identity of those being observed. How do you know if you are observing a student or faculty member?
Three-person groups conducted video interviews with a faculty member regarding researching, followed with a team analysis of the interview. Important factors/considerations included:
Full resources available online:
Institutional Repositories, Policies, and Disruption. Foster, Gibbons et. al.
Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. Foster & Gibbons
Considerations for making use of this approach:
Given constraints, what can we do?
1 more faculty meeting this summer (Joe is the secretary until July, new one in September)
Adjourned at 10:00am, Notes by Chris Johns