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.

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