Advisory Groups

Languages Advisory Group – Notes from January 26, 2011 Meeting

Attending: Joy Pile, Enrique Garcia (co-conveners), Orlaith Creedon (French),  Rivi Handler-Spitz (Chinese), Stefano Mula (Italian), Brenda Ellis (LIS), Bryan Carson (LIS), Alex Chapin (LIS)

  • Brenda Ellis described the Information literacy initiative (research and tech skills development and assessment) and document created by a team within LIS, as a response to the re-accreditation process.
  • Alex Chapin and Bryan Carson described the “course hub” and detailed what has been complete to date, and the rest of the time line for that project. They also talked about Course management systems (Segue replacement) and the pilot project. For the most current information on this topic read the Segue to Segue blog.
  • Joy Pile gave a brief overview of digital and other sources Midd users have access to through  CRL

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of this group will be scheduled for the end of April.

Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from January 2011 meeting

The Sciences Advisory Group met on January 20, 2011.

Present: Roger Sandwick, Terry Simpkins, Bryan Carson, Mike Roy, Jason Arndt, Pete Ryan, Daniel Scharstein, Jeremy Ward, Shel Sax, Rick Bunt, Hans Raum, Steve Bertolino, Carrie Macfarlane

The topics of this meeting were:

  1. Information literacy update (research and tech skills development and assessment) [Mike Roy]
  2. Course management systems (Segue replacement) update [Shel Sax]
  3. Pay-per-view journal articles from Wiley [Terry Simpkins]
  4. Armstrong Library: Use of space [Carrie]
  5. Developing future agendas: Would all members be willing to poll their departments in advance of our meetings? [Carrie]
  6. LIS Priorities list: FYI [Carrie]
  7. Updates and discussion [everyone]

Notes:

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Social Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from May 2010 Mtg.

May 19, 2010
Attending:  Brenda Ellis, David Stoll, Bert Johnson, Shel Sax

I. Discuss Information Literacy Standards and Proposals

Brenda introduced the topic and handed out the draft document that outlines Research Skills needed by Middlebury Students prepared by 4 reference librarians, also available online:  http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgjhxcwm_5d9xgfbhs  Continue reading

Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from Spring 2010 meeting

The Sciences Advisory Group met on May 18, 2010

Attending: Carrie Macfarlane, Jason Arndt, Bob Cluss, Alex Chapin, Hans Raum, Roger Sandwick, Pete Ryan, Matt Dickerson, Shel Sax

The topics of this meeting were:

1.  Update on Segue replacement – 10 min. [Alex Chapin]
2.  Other updates – 5 min. [Carrie — and anyone else]
3.  Review draft goals for research skills program (see explanation below*) – 15 min. [Carrie]
4.  What impact has the new student printing system had on your classes? – 10 min. [Carrie]

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Languages Advisory Group – Notes from Fall 2009 Meeting

The Languages Advisory Group met on December 10, 2009

Attending: Bryan Carson, Florence Feiereisen, Brigitte Humbert, Enrique Garcia, Joy Pile, Alex Chapin, Carol Peddie.

The topics of this meeting were:

  1. Updates and announcements
  2. Impacts of budget reductions on LIS
  3. Old items – recapped answers to question from last meeting.
  4. New business – questions from faculty.

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Languages Advisory Group Agenda, Fall 2009

Agenda for the Dec. 10th meeting:

1. Impact of the current financial crisis and budget cuts on LIS services and resources. (Carol Peddie)

2. Updates and announcements:  LIS and the CTLR are looking for examples of innovative uses of technology to feature in our new Teaching with Technology Blog and to participate in the Pedagogy and Technology Fair next spring. (Bryan)

3. Status of new College web site and departmental support.

4. Old items:

  • What is the policy on PC to Mac switch (for faculty)?
  • What’s the upgrade schedule for XP to Vista?
  • What’s faculty equipment replacement schedule going forward in the new fiscal climate?
  • answered here

5. New business

Arts Advisory Group – Agenda Dec. 2, 2009

Here’s the agenda for the Dec. 2nd meeting:

1. Impact of the current financial crisis and budget cuts on LIS services and resources. (Carol Peddie)

2. Updates and announcements:  LIS and the CTLR are looking for examples of innovative uses of technology to feature in our new Teaching with Technology Blog and to participate in the Pedagogy and Technology Fair next spring. (Shel)

3. Status of new College web site and departmental support.

4. Old items:
a. Final Cut Pro
b. Video storage solution

5. New business

Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from Nov 2009 meeting

The Sciences Advisory Group met on November 16, 2009

Attending: Carrie Macfarlane, Matt Landis, Bill Peterson, Bryan Carson, Pete Ryan, Jason Arndt, Bill Hegman, Bob Cluss, Matt Dickerson, Steve Sontum, Shel Sax, Hans Raum, Carol Peddie, Carrie Macfarlane, Dave Dorman, Roger Sandwick

The topics of this meeting were:

  1. Announcements
  2. Impacts of budget reductions on LIS
  3. Updates from previous meetings
  4. Follow-up on discussion about research and technology instruction for students
  5. Feedback on our meetings

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Social Science Advisory Group – Notes from Fall 2009 Mtg.

Present: Bob Prasch, Thierry Warin, Anne Knowles, Bert Johnson, David Stoll, Brenda Ellis, Joe Antonioli, Joe Toth, Carrie Macfarlane, Mack Roark, Carol Peddie

Agenda:

  • More Q & A re: new website and options besides Segue (and future planning)
  • How have budget cuts affected LIS services and resources
  • Library print to digital initiative (journals, databases, reference materials, primary sources) Continue reading