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Staff Development and Training Commitee Minutes

October 13, 2003
Library 428

Members Present
Susie Duncan, Michael Norman, Diana Walter, John Weible, Beth Woodard, Joe Zumalt

Members Absent
Lisa Hinchliffe, Cindy Kelly, Sue Searing, Helen Sullivan

1. Minutes of the last meeting
Beth gave an overview of the last meeting minutes and asked the committee to review the submitted minutes.

2. Meetings for the rest of the semester
Beth indicated that there would be conflicts for several of the upcoming Staff Development and Training meetings.  The committee will only be meeting on Monday, November 10.  Beth may decide to reschedule the December 22 meeting for December 15.

3. Proposal to Budget Committee
The Budget Committee approved both the Lincoln Trails Continuous Learning Service opportunities as well as the Microsoft Training workshop.  The Budget Committee will review the requests for other Microsoft training opportunities once the training needs survey results have been collected and Microsoft training needs have been assessed.

4. Upcoming Training Events
The committee discussed the following training events: email changes, voyager circulation for administration, Excel for collection managers, Voyager reporting, and Microsoft Project training.  Beth will be scheduling the Microsoft Project training soon.  The remaining events have already been scheduled.

5. Training Needs Survey
Final corrections were made to the newly developed Training Needs Survey.  The survey can be found at  Beth and John will revise the survey soon.

6. Preservation Committee Mentoring Program and New Employee Orientation Draft
The committee discussed what its role was regarding the development of a new employee orientation/mentor program.  An orientation checklist was discussed as were new employee competencies.  The group also agreed to develop a welcome packet for new employees that would include both Library and University information.  In addition, the committee showed interest in developing a responsibility statement that would indicate who would be implementing, initiating and following up on new employment competencies.  Beth asked the committee to email her suggestions regarding this process.

The next committee meeting will be November 10th from 3:15 to 4:30 in room 428 Library.

Respectfully submitted,
Ely Anderson
User Education GA