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SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

MEETING MINUTES

 

February 6, 2013

10:00-11:30am    

428 Main Library

 

Minute taker: Peg Burnette

Present:  Lisa Romero, Cindy Ingold, Nancy O’Brien, Kelly McCusker, Susan Avery, Beth Sheehan, Sandy Wolf, Mary Beth Allen, Peg Burnette, Dan Tracy, Laura Barnes

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1. Approval of November 7 minutes (see G:/Social Sciences Division/DRAFT Minutes). 

 

Motion to approve – Nancy O’Brien

Second – Cindy Ingold

 

2. Announcements and Discussion Items:

 

 A. Visit from Tom Teper and Lynn Wiley

 

B. Introduction of Daniel Tracy (O’Brien)

 

 

 

C. Meet with new LIS Librarian (Tracy)

 

 

E. Library Security (Ingold/O’Brien)

 

 

D. LC call numbers on SSHEL books (O’Brien)

 

 

F. Update Division website- areas of subject expertise (Romero)

 

http://www.library.illinois.edu/ssd/expertisearea/subjectlist.html

 

 

3. Reports (via email)

A. Collection Development Committee (Ingold)

There are no reports from CDC.  The Staff Development and Training Committee met on Feb. 5th and discussed the outcomes from the annual retreat and whether we should continue to hold annual    retreats.

 

B. User Services Advisory Group (McCusker, Romero)

  

C. User Education Committee (Avery, Sheehan)

User Ed is in the process of discussing placement of the Ask-A-Librarian widget within LibGuides. The question is whether this should be required or strongly recommended. There are compelling arguments on both sides. If anyone has strong opinions one way or another, please let Beth and Susan know as User Ed meets again on Monday to revisit this.

Progress is being made in setting up Blackboard Collaborate for use by library faculty for instruction, meetings, etc.

There will be another spring Info Lit speaker/workshop. This is still in the decision making process.

 

Library Assessment Committee:

The big thing right now is the Ithaka Survey. Jen shared information at the faculty meeting this week.

The Library Assessment Grants are available for those working on assessment projects and cover things that RPC would not - but they don't pay for staff. A call was sent out to everyone or will be happening shortly.

 

D. LSSC Representative (Wolf)  

 

E. Faculty Review Committee (Romero)

 

The only information that I need to report from the Faculty Review Committee is that personal annual reports are due on Monday February 18.

 

F. Diversity Committee (Ingold, Sheehan)

There are no reports from the Library Diversity Committee. 

 

G. Library Assessment Committee (Avery) See User Education Committee report above

 

H. Area Studies Division rep to SSD (Rudasill)

 

I. Staff Development & Training Committee (Ingold)

 

 

4. Round Robin

            Tabled.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am.