April 21, 2016 Meeting of Area Studies

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April 21, 2016

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April 21, 2016

Present: Jan Adamczyk, Kit Condill, Shuyong Jiang, Lisa Renee Kemplin, Joe Lenkart, Xiaoping Qi, Robert Sarwark, Antonio Sotomayor, and Steve Witt

Guests:  Jen Saulnier and Crystal Sheu

Announcements and Accolades: None.


  1. Libguides – Crystal
    1. Each subject specialist may make a “meta-guide” using their individual account for all their guides to increase discoverability.
    2. All guides from now on will be hosted by the IAS account:
      1. Login: ias@library.illinois.edu | iasf2016
    3. Rob will coordinate final list of subject specialists (considering the 3 dual-appointment specialists) for Crystal so she can begin the migration of guides to IAS account.
  2. Services to International Students – Jen
    1. See results in G:IAS/International Student Focus Group (Jen Saulnier Practicum)
    2. Proposal to do more outreach to international students
      1. Library information materials in major international languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Hindi
      2. More information on the IAS web page/social media

Reports: None.

Other: None.