Library Committee Handbook

User Education Committee

December 9, 2002 Meeting

User Education Committee
University of Illinois Library

December 9, 2002

Library 428

Members Present

Finalize Revised Committee Charge

The committee approved the new committee charge. Lisa will forward the revised charge to the Executive Committee with a request that it be adopted.

Revising Committee Membership

The committee discussed committee membership. The committee believes that a balance between non-CPS and CPS libraries should be maintained but that one additional non-CPS librarian would enrich the committee.

The committee discussed the lack of a representative from the sciences. Paul suggested adding suggestive language that encourages participation by discipline, but that is not necessarily binding. The committee agreed with this suggestion.

A discussion occurred concerning an inclusion of a GSLIS liaison. The committee concluded that Lisa's role as co-director of the Teaching Alliance creates a link with GSLIS and that a GSLIS person could be invited to a meeting if a particular topic warranted it.

The committee also discussed the "untenured" nature of the committee (all faculty members except Lisa are not tenured) and agreed that, ideally, the group would be composed of both tenured and non-tenured faculty, but that this should not be written into the membership composition.

Lisa will type a revision to the committee membership to include the information discussed at the meeting. In addition, she will make sure that the issue of untenured vs. tenured faculty involvement is brought to the Executive Committee's attention.

Potential Committee Response to CPC Email

The committee discussed possible suggestions for policies the Cataloging Policy Committee had sent out to the Library for comment. The following recommendations will be sent to CPC:

Lisa will send the Committee's recommendations to both CPC and PIT (Public Interface Team).

Presentations/Discussions of Information Literacy Standards

The committee discussed the Inquiry Page and three sets of information literacy competency standards.

Inquiry Page - Cindy Shirkey

Chip Bruce will be invited to speak more about this model.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education - Paul Callister

Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction - Karen Hogenboom

Information Power (K-12)

Continued discussion of these models in comparison to one another will occur at a future meeting. The goal is for the committee to adopt or adapt a set of standards for campus use.

Respectfully submitted,
Ely Anderson