Library Committee Handbook

User Education Committee

May 13, 2013 Meeting

User Education Committee

University of Illinois Library

May 13, 2013

10:00-11:00

Library 428

Members Present:

Susan Avery (ex officio)
Kirstin Dougan (14)
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (ex officio) - Chair
Carissa Phillips (13)
Elizabeth Sheehan (13)
Mark Wardecker (14)

Members Absent:

Melody Allison (13)
Merinda Hensley (ex officio)
Mara Thacker (14)
Sandra Wolf (14)


1.       Welcome and Agenda Review

Lisa reviewed the agenda and asked committee members if there were any additional items to add. No additions were made.

2.      FYI – Upcoming 2012-2013 Meetings – 10:00-11:00 am

  • June 10
  • July 8

 3.      Acclamations and Accolades 

Mark shared that he taught a session for secondary education I-STEM students. I-STEM had contacted Merinda previously with interest in Savvy Researcher sessions on data visualization and Prezi and Mark’s session was customized for the group. Mark noted that the session was a success and that they expressed interest in future collaborations.  

Lisa and Susan shared that the LOEX conference was enjoyable and that the graduate student posters were well received by conference attendees.

4.      Spring/Summer Information Literacy Workshop

 The committee discussed the date and time of the workshop series. The committee discussed how to structure the event and decided to have two workshops on the same day with a group lunch outing in between the workshops. The workshops will be held on Tuesday, June 11. Susan will host a clickers workshop in the morning, tentatively 9:00 - 11:30 am, and Lisa will host a Blackboard Collaborate workshop in the afternoon, tentatively 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The committee discussed possible locations for the lunch. Lisa will follow up with local restaurants for accommodations.

5.      Instruction Statistics Reporting

The committee reviewed instructional statistics reports for sessions by campus unit and library unit reported for 2009-2011. Sue Searing would like to use available data in the instruction database to identify volume and coverage of instruction sessions. The committee discussed how to communicate with the Library about managing historical data and whether it would be necessary to update or add historical entries. The committee discussed a need for outcomes or a plan to be shared with the Library for an understanding of how the instruction statistics will be used moving forward.

The committee discussed the reports and possible ways to format the data. Data in the system are incomplete and instruction sessions may be underreported. The committee discussed adding categories to the database and restructuring it to support reporting procedures and data integrity. The committee discussed limitations of current data collection including course prefixes for interdisciplinary offerings, representation of non-course-integrated offerings, unit name changes, and entry for guest lectures and tours. Lisa will share the committee’s feedback with Sue.

6.      Announcements/Open Discussion

The committee briefly discussed an e-week mailing list announcement that included reference to a LibGuide about the new electronic reserves system. The committee discussed whether the term LibGuide is meaningful to those outside of the Library and if a descriptive name would be more meaningful to the campus community. The committee will review the language used for LibGuides by other CIC institutions. 

Submitted by Emma Clausen