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Staff Development and Training Commitee Minutes

March 10, 2003
Library 428
Members Present
Beth Woodard, Jim Remington, Michael Norman, Sue Searing, Susie Duncan, Diana Walter, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Members Absent
Helen Sullivan, Cindy Kelly, John Weible

1. Review of minutes of last meeting
Beth asked that if anyone has any concerns or comments regarding the minutes, to please email her.

2. Report on E*vent demo (Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe)
The User Education committee agreed to pursue this software.  The software will provide both a staff calendar and a public calendar for under $3000, and is user-friendly.  The committee agreed that this would be an ideal system.  Lisa will pursue purchasing the software and speak with John Weible to verify the software’s compatibility with library systems.

The User Education GA would maintain the site and respond to questions regarding its use.  The two committees (User Education and Staff Development) will eventually create policies and procedures for the software’s application and use.

3. Draft of memo to AC (Susie Duncan and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe)
The committee reviewed and made changes to the draft.  The draft does not  preclude having other approaches to gathering information about needed training opportunities in the future.

4. Revise Needs Assessment survey instrument
Both the new and the dated needs assessment survey instruments are located on the G drive.
Beth asked the committee to reflect upon how the group could improve the survey’s content, format, focus, appropriateness, and ease of use.  The committee made several deletions and additions to the instrument in order to improve these aspects.

Beth will re-organize the survey tool, and then present it to the committee for approval.

5. Discussion of immediate training needs
The committee will discuss immediate training needs at a later time.
6.  Review Responsibilities statement revised draft (Beth Woodard)
The committee will review the responsibilities statement at a later time.

The next Staff Development and Training Advisory Committee meeting will be March 24, 2003 from 1:30-3:00 in 428 Main Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Ely Anderson