Library Committee Handbook

User Education Committee

October 8, 2001 Meeting

User Education Committee
University of Illinois Library

October 8, 2001

Library 428

Members Present

Members Absent

Sue called the meeting to order at 9:00am by asking for any revisions to the minutes or the agenda.

Nothing was added to the agenda. Meeting minutes from the September 10, 2001 meeting were reviewed by email prior to the meeting. Minutes will be posted on the committee web site and LON.

Budget Request for FY 2002-2003

Budget requests are still being submitted. Sue recounted that two items got approved last year: Permanent funding for the GA position and the new Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction position. Outstanding items are:

Discussion pursued on these items. Fear was expressed that budget cuts may lead to a hold on the search for the Coordinator of Information Literacy Services and Instruction and/or other budget items.

Cindy requested that Committee also add in New library brochure

With respect to the search history capturing software, Lynne committed to following up on research on costs and options suitable for this environment. Frances promised to share information with Lynne about shareware she has used successfully to download web pages.

Sue asked that everyone get their budget line item requests in to her by e-mail before November and that Committee members identify whether this is a one-time cost or a recurring cost.

Updates and Reports

Bob Burger - Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction

Sarah Reisinger - Learning Community Tours:

Lori DuBois - Workshops

Sue Searing - Feedback on Library-GSLIS Teaching Alliance Event

Other Discussion

Room 428 - Potential Use for instruction: The policy is unclear on use of this room for instruction. Bob will follow up with Bart on the policy and report back to the Committee.

October 25th (Thursday) Luncheon: These luncheons can be used to continue building the momentum around topics discussed at the Teaching Alliance events. Please RSVP to Julia Spann at at least one week prior to event (October 18th).

Strategies for Updating and Maintaining "Learn to Use the Library" web site

Each member who takes a section will focus on getting the current CONTENT updates and submit them to Lori. Sections will be reviewed before posted. Some pages will be linked to Circulation pages. The following is a list of commitments made to web site section updates:

Bob will follow up with CCSO on rules governing NetIDs for visiting scholars.

Sue mentioned that she will keep the group focused on keeping the web site current.

Meeting adjourned at 10:25am.