Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes: January 27, 2017

Location: Conference call


Members attending:
Colleen Bannon (Heartland Community College)
Christina Heady (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
April Purcell Levy (Columbia College Chicago)
Matthew Olsen (Millikin University)
Mackenzie Salisbury (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Lora Smallman (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville),

Members absent:
Larissa Garcia (Northern Illinois University)
Anne Zald (Northwestern University)
Chelsea Van Riper (Principia College)

Staff attending:
Debbie Campbell
Lorna Engels

Discussion & Decisions:

  • Second webinar with Amy Van Epps confirmed for March 9, 1-2pm CST/ 2-3pm EST.
  • Update from Lorna on location for Showcase.
    • Multiple institutions contacted, but parking/transportation is issue for many.
    • National Lewis University is willing to do it and looking at May/June dates. Need to give dates for them to consider.
  • CARLI repository of instructional materials proposal.
    • Based on feedback from the Annual CARLI meeting, several members would like CARLI to develop a repository of handouts, tutorials, LibGuides, etc. that librarians are using with their classes.
    • Could be particularly helpful for new librarians in CARLI member libraries to see what materials already exist. Work falls largely on CARLI employees.
    • Decision: Repository passes 4-2.
  • Craft Showcase call for proposals - Date TBD.
    • May 22 or June 12 are possibilities for Showcase event, so the call could go out in April.
    • Ideally have the draft of proposal sent to committee members in March.
    • Discussed theme “Evolving Library Instruction” and how to relate Showcase to this theme.
  • Lorna mentioned the Call for Proposals for ILA, and encouraged members to consider submitting. ILA would like to include more academic libraries.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.

Tasks assigned:


  • Debbie will forward information from ILA.
  • Create promotional/registration email - draft to committee by February 3; send to listserv by Feb 9.
    • April Purcell Levy
    • Lora Smallman
  • Craft Showcase call for proposals - Date TBD. Possibly March.
    • Mackenzie Salisbury
  • Update Toolkit bibliography (since 2015) - Draft to Debbie and Lorna by the end of April?
    • Colleen Bannon
    • Matthew Olsen

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

  • Next Meetings:
    • Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm (conference call)
    • Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm (conference call)
    • Monday, April 17, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm (conference call)
    • Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm (conference call)
    • Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm (conference call)