October 2, 2012 Meeting of Staff Development and Training Advisory Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

October 2, 20121:30 pm - 3:00 pm 428 Library

Agenda Details


Agenda not yet available.

Minutes Details


Paula Carns, Michael Fleming, Lisa Hinchliffe, Cindy Kelly, Cindy Ingold, Mary Laskowski, Kim Matherly , Lucy Moynihan , Susan Schnuer , Beth Woodard, Cherie Weible, Zoe Revell


1.Review of Agenda

2.Review of subcommittees and assignments:


  • GA training
  • Wellness
  • Supervisory
  • Student assistant
  • Technology training


3.Diversity training (Cindy Ingold)

  • GA orientation (Beth Woodard)—quiz attached
  • Inclusive Illinois—September 18
  • PM Forni visit; work with CPL—Thursday, October 4 ( 5 of 10 slots filled) and Friday, October 5 (5 attending:  Cindy Kelly, Cindy Ingold, Sue Searing, Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell) and 2 for lunch:  Cindy Kelly and Sue Searing
  • LAMP—May 30 through June 2


4. Orientation checklists, Unit Head Training, Division coordinator training


5.  Wellness activities (Zoe Revell)

Blood drive—September 24?  Need to bag meters

  • Passport project–October
  • Fitness trail–January
  • Chair massages—October 23, November 27, December 11
  • Pedometer challenge–April


  1. Blog suggestions—brainstorming topics


  1. BB Collaborate (Lisa Hinchliffe)—estimate when training will occur?


6.   Supervisory training

  • Still need to find a time for job description writing training
  • Supervisory Discussions have been scheduled—August, October—STI 2010 group; September, November—All STI groups; Paula came in September
  • Notes from September meeting:

Last week we held a discussion where Paula Kaufman came to talk to the participants of the last 5 years of the Supervisory Training Institute.  One of the questions that was asked was what we can do to prepare for the new University librarian.  I am sending you my notes.


Paula indicated that the EC organized a photo book of each library staff/in each unit.  (of course some people declined to be photographed)  PTK suggested that each unit head prepare a statement that describes insights, challenges and culture of each unit.  Basic information about the role of each unit would NOT be helpful, but something that describes the character and challenges would be.  The new UL and/or candidates, of course, can read the NSM notes.


Paula suggested that attendance at open meetings be encouraged.  She suggested to Jim Cotter that the LSSC have more of a conversation approach to their portion of the interview.


Important part of culture to bring out:

Impact of faculty status and how it is carried out here.

That faculty don’t have detailed job descriptions

The quasi-independent nature of jobs is a good thing

The University culture is very decentralized

The Library organizational structure is not carried out.  AULs don’t have people reporting to them, much less controlling what they do.

The UL has to be comfortable with less control than other places.

PTK’s philosophy was to hire good people and get out of their way.

What is the candidate’s philosophy of change?  Arizona—revolutionary.  PTK’s has been more evolutionary, gradual and constant.

Strong culture of autonomy—now more recognition of collaboration and need to work together.

NSM—set priorities—now clearer with hub structure.

Does the candidate currently support his or her library financially?  Doesn’t have to be a lot of money, but cannot ask others to give to the Library if they don’t

Asking candidates in tough financial times where they would cut training funds?  First?  Or would they preserve it as long as possible?

Importance of CARLI to the University Library, need to go to CODSULI meetings

Fund raising is 1/3 of the job.  Need to love to talk to people and be passionate about the library, and convey confidence.  If the candidates don’t look forward to getting out and talking to people, they won’t be good at

  • Scheduling STI this academic year:

Tuesday, February 5—intro, review supervisory inventory, union contract, civil service and rules

Tuesday, February 12—Take the DiSC inventory—Cindy Kelly

Tuesday, February 19 –Full day of DiSC with Shirley Stelbrink

Tuesday, February 26–9 am to noonThe Place in Between:  Coping with Workplace Change with Shirley Stelbrink

Tuesday, Marcy 7 1 pm to 4 pm – My Kind of Office with Shirley Stelbrink

Thursday, March 12 9 am to noon—Getting the Best From Others with Shirley Stelbrink

Tuesday, March 29 1 to 5 pm—4th Session with Shirley Stelbrink (topic to be determined)

  • Brainstorm lists of folks to be invited:
    • Jim Dohle
    • Michael Fleming
    • Jen Chen
    • Richard Stokes
    • High Density Coordinator
    • Media Commons Coordinator—Eric Kurt
    • VAORS
    • Ellen Swain

Next meeting;  Tuesday, November 5, 1:30-3 pm in 428 Library