Instruction Committee Meeting: December 19, 2014

Conference Call

Members Present: Molly Beestrum, Michelle Guittar, Laura Mondt, Frances Whaley
Members Absent: Frances Brady, Beth Mandrell, Lora Smallman,  Chelsea Van Riper, Aimee Walker, Anne Zald

CARLI Staff Present: Debbie Campbell, Lorna Engels


No decisions – lack of quorum


  • CARLI offices closed 12/24 through 1/5
  • E-Book PDA pilot project is ending – budget expended quickly. Revisit in spring as a subsidized program moving forward. Purchased e-books will continue to display in catalog and are available to all CARLI libraries.
  • CARLI website has a section called Groups – inability to allow public comments – but could be used for the Toolkit.


  • Toolkit
    • Level/transition point
      • Group 1: discussion on establishing objectives
      • Group 2: no discussion yet
      • Group 3: discussion on primary sources and learning objectives
  • Instruction Showcase
    • North Central College, likely date Thursday, June 18
    • Theme: Partnerships and Transitions
    • Format: Lorna is going to approach Merinda Hensley as a possible keynote or lunch-time speaker based on her forthcoming book chapter on Academic Library partnerships
    • Timeline: call for proposals to be drafted in January, sent out in February, responses in March.  Lorna and Aimee will finalize date and details for forum, draft and send out Save the Date at any point.
  • Webinar – Debbie and Lorna will send Michelle the technical specifications for the webinar so that she can communicate with presenters. Not enough information from committee members regarding the content and participation of presenters to write description at this point.  Further discussion and decisions tabled until January.
  • Webinar 2 – discussion of the possibility of second webinar has been tabled until January.
  • Listserv and blog – discussion tabled until January.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • Next Meeting: Friday, January 16, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Friday, January 16, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, February 20, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, March 20, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, April 17, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, May 15, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30
    • Friday, June 19, 2015, phone, 10:00-11:30