Thursday, March 20, 2008

Committee's Timeline of Activities for March and April 2008

Committee Members present:
Susan Thrall, Jim Morris, Logan Cross, Patty Anderson, Becky van Hoek, Brian Dopson, Vickie Lepore, Larry Gunter, John Gillette

March 20th - Ask Logan to reformat the list of competencies into a survey form for faculty input

March 26 - Brian will distribute the Info literacy Survey to faculty

April 8th - Deadline for Completed Surveys to be turned into Logan

March 28 - John will report "student input" about competencies to Jim.

April 10 - (AM) Vickie will acquire survey data from Logan and initiate the development of an assessment.

April 10 - 2:30 Info Literacy Committee will review survey data, decide on the final core competencies, and how to best develop the assessment.

April 24 - Vickie will give Larry the assessment questions so he can generate this into his final exam for his students.

April 30 - data from Larry will be routed to Logan.

May 8th - Offsite Committee meeting at Foundation 2:30 - 4:30

Agenda March 20, 2008 2:30 - 3:10 P.M.

This meeting influenced by the book Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni

(5 min) Lightening Round -
Identify issues that require immediate attention (avoid too much detail, please)

(10 min.)Progress Review - Becky, Vickie, Faculty

(20 min)Agenda - influenced by issues and progress reports

(5 min) Proposal: an off-site review meeting in May to re-assess our strategic direction and team review. May 8th, 2:30-4:30 P.M. at the Foundation site.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 13, 2008 2:30 - 3:10

Faculty: Keith Rupert, Dr. Gillette, Larry Gunter; Library: Jim Morris, Vickie Lepore; I.E.: Becky van Hoek; Administration: Dean Dopson (face-to-face update after meeting was adjourned)

Dr. Gillette and Larry Gunter contributed issues and ideas that will be addressed in next week's meeting. (Gunter: Let's ask other faculty to attend these meetings. Gillette: Can we adapt these competencies to Blackboard?)

Library Director Jim Morris and Reference Librarian Vickie Lepore explain how the LIS 2004 credit course could one day be offered when the library has additional staff. Meanwhile, the 2004 coursework can be adapted for our present needs since it is based on ACRL's Information Literacy Guidelines.

Vickie points out just how "comprehensive" an informational literacy program looks by using UNESCO's approach to education reform that includes: policy,
curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, the use of technology, school organization and administration, and teacher professional development.

Vickie showed the committee what FCCJ's online assessment looks like online, and suggested this is what we can adapt and implement in 2009.
Vickie shared an idea (adapted from another community college) that she and Dr. Boice have agreed upon that includes documents posted on the library's website that identifies:
1. Information literacy competencies needed for Biology
2. a FAQ document that explains the competencies to the student
3. an evaluation of the students' understanding, perhaps posted via online survey instrument like SurveyMonkey.

The committee approved the ideas, and suggested the following action:
1. Work with a Psychology instructor, as well as Biology.(Vickie & Bob Yorke)
2. Meet with Becky van Hoek to determine the kinds of stats needed, and a suggested timeline for creating a more comprehensive instrument. (Vickie)
3. Register for ACRL's online course: "Developing a Comprehensive Information Literacy Program. (Vickie and part-time UF Librarian Paul Victor)
4. Check with other CC librarians if there is a cheating issue for LIS 2004 credit course.
5. Is anyone familiar with "Hot Potatoes" software that developed the FCCJ instrument? (Keith Rupert, Patty Anderson) Are there other suggestions for software to use?

Next two meetings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday March 20, 2008 from 2:30 - 3:10 P.M.
Thursday April 17, 2008 from 2:30 - 3:10 P.M.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Committee Agenda March 13, 2008 2:30 - 3:10 PM

1. Schema (on white board) for keeping the discussion aligned with agenda

2. Demonstrated instrument from FCCJ (Vickie)

3. Info Literacy Curriculum based on what? (Vickie)
Showed notebook of hardcopy of LIS 2004 credit course based on ACRL's Info Literacy Guidelines. The entire course has been downloaded, and we have permission to adopt the material for the development of our info literacy project.

4. Knowledge, Application, & Measurement techniques (Vickie)
Which competencies can be accomplished through library research skills?
Which competencies can be accomplished through classroom measurement activities?
Demonstrated the collaboration done to create documents for Dr. Boice's Biology class.

5. Topics for next meeting?
Timeline for creating a comprehensive instrument.
Is there a cheating issue for LIS 2004?