Library Committee Handbook

User Education Committee

May 5, 2003 Meeting

User Education Committee
University of Illinois Library

May 5, 2003

Library 428

Members Present

Members Absent

Statement on Learning Goals

The Committee discussed the modifications that were suggested at the User Education luncheon and then the committee adopted a final version of the statement. The statement will be sent to the Executive Committee with a request for faculty review and approval.

LSTA Grant Ideas

Illinois State Library receives federal monies and creates LSTA grant programs. Libraries within Illinois can apply for these grants. Lisa asked the committee to review grant categories published by the Illinois State Library and make suggestions for possible grant proposals.

Brainstorming Grant Ideas

Value of Libraries Grant: Usability studies, Cognitive mapping of what people are doing when searching catalogs, i.e. "speak-alouds"

BIG Grant

Lisa will review possible grant stipulations to clarify application procedures and discuss possibilities with Bob Burger, Associate University Librarian for Services.

User Education Statistics

Lisa distributed and explained the web-based form that will be used to gather instruction statistics. This underlying database will also provide units with a system to track instructional sessions by unit or by library instructor.

Open Discussion

Committee members wished Paul good luck in his new position as Director of the Law Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and expressed their thanks for his contributions to the Committee.

The next User Education meeting will be July 14, 2003 from 9:00-10:30.

Respectfully Submitted,
Ely Anderson