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Staff Development and Training Commitee Minutes

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Present: Sandy Wolf, Helen Zhou, Shuyong Jiang, Susan Schnuer, Donna Hoffman, Cindy Kelly, Karen Hogenboom, Laura Hanson, Joe Zumalt, Beth Woodard

Guest: Merinda Hensley

Absent: Lisa Hinchliffe

LibGuides for Staff Training

Merinda Hensley did a demonstration of libguides. There was some discussion of cost to purchase, how it can be “published,” whether items can be put behind a proxy, how to store , and who would create. Some of the advantages of libguides are that they can include videos and tutorials and can be embedded in 1 spot.

Supervising GAs/GA feedback on May

12 supervisors attended. It focused on providing professional opportunities and on the exit interview. It was suggested that a form on the HR site would be useful, and samples of exit interview questions should be included.

A session on supervising GAs was suggested by Paula to Cindy, which would be mandatory, and discuss interactions with GAs, and harassment issues. There was some talk of having a welcome week in April for new GSLIS students which would include a tour of campus, housing options, and opportunities to interview for assistantships.

The Supervisory Training Institute was discussed at length with particular emphasis on changing cultures.


Lisa has suggested having a session on using Camtasia. I have contacted Courtney Green, who would like more information on what we would like. Merinda Hensley, Susan Avery, and Lori Mestre will be invited to give some feedback.