November 10, 2003 Meeting
User Education Committee
University of Illinois Library
November 10, 2003
- Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
- Phill Johnson
- Jing Liao
- Allison Sutton
- Joe Straw
- Lynn Wiley
- Greg Youngen
- Cindy Shirkey
- Helen Sullivan
Meeting Schedule for Remaining 2003-2004 Meetings
- December 8, 10-11
- February 9, 10-11
- March 8, 10-11
- April 12, 10-11
- May 10, 10-11
- June 14, 10-11
- July 12, 10-11
- August 9, 10-11
Instruction Statistics Form
The online form is now online and available at
https://www-s2.library.uiuc.edu/bluestem-docs/learn/statistics/sessionform.php. Lisa asked the
committee members to test the online form by participating in a beta-test. Lisa will report on the
beta-test outcomes during the next committee meeting.
Principles for Database Interfaces
The committee finalized the interface principles statement based on the committee's discussion.
Lisa will draft a statement which will include the following concepts:
- Overall, fewer interfaces are best, but disciplinary groupings also have to be kept in
- Levels of optimum timing (i.e. when should one consider changing interfaces)
- Avoid interfaces that use Java Script
- User-friendly interface
- Interfaces should be browser independent
- Maximize the number of simultaneous users that may use a particular database
- Negotiate for additional access for instruction sessions
Statement on What Undergraduates Should Know When They Graduate
The committee discussed the development of an Undergraduate information literacy competency
statement after reviewing brainstormed ideas from committee members. Several issues were discussed,
- How do we put the competency statement into action?
- What type of skill development should we encourage (basic skills vs. conceptual
- How do we gain an awareness of prior library knowledge and skills?
- How do we connect undergraduate programming to a competency statement?
- How can we create a common framework among libraries?
- What do librarians and University professors consider as "basic" skills (skills used during the
first semester of college)?
- How can we demonstrate that the library is of value to students and their education?
The committee decided that a library orientation fair would be a good way to promote library
usage and library skill development among new students. The committee will continue to discuss
library fair ideas at future meetings and via email discussions.
Lisa also asked the committee to become more familiar with the submitted ideas and asked that
they try to categorize the ideas for discussion at the next meeting.
Next Meeting: Dec. 8, 2003 from 10:00-11:00 in room 428.
Ely M. Anderson
User Education GA