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Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from January 2011 meeting

Categories: Sciences

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.

Categories: Advisory Groups, Social Sciences

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  More

Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from Spring 2010 meeting

Categories: Sciences

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

Categories: Advisory Groups, Languages

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

Categories: Languages

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

Categories: Arts

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

Categories: Advisory Groups, Sciences

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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Sciences – Requests for future meeting topics

Categories: Sciences

Post your requests for Sciences meeting topics here!  (click on the “Comment” link below, then “Leave a Reply”)

Social Science Advisory Group – Notes from Fall 2009 Mtg.

Categories: Advisory Groups, Social Sciences

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) More

Sciences Advisory Group Agenda, Fall 2009

Categories: Sciences

Monday, November 16, 3-4 pm, MBH 331

Agenda:

1. Announcements [5 minutes]

  • LIS and the CTLR are looking for examples of  innovative uses of technology to feature on the new Teaching with Technology Blog and in next year’s Pedagogy and Technology Fair.
  • Other announcements?

2. Effects of budget cuts on LIS services and resources (Carol Peddie) [20 minutes]

3. Updates and followup from previous meetings: [15 minutes]

  • Is DFS/middfiles faster than Tigercat?
  • Calendar for software updates:  coming.
  • Network registration issues for fixed-location computers: contact Howie.
  • Web Makeover:
    • Still haven’t determined date when old system will be unavailable.
    • Intellectual property:  The copyright guidelines in the college handbook are there to assist people to make this determination.  The handbook also has guidelines on sharing student records.  It is not our policy to review posted material unless we are notified that there is a problem.
  • Segue blog for updates.  And, Alex Chapin is interested in coming to a future meeting.

4. Next steps for our May discussion on research and tech instruction [10 minutes]

5. Feedback, please:  Are these meetings useful?  How could they be better? [5 minutes]

6. Next meeting:  March? [5 minutes]