Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes: February 12, 2018

Date: 2/12/18, 1-2:30pm
Location: Skype, phone

Members attending: Matt Olsen (Millikin), Marielle McNeal (North Park), , Mackenzie Salisbury (SAIC), Larissa Garcia (NIU), Amy Hall (NLU), April Purcell Levy (Columbia)

Members absent: Christina Heady (SIU), Molly Mansfield (Dominican), Colleen Bannon (Midwestern)

Staff attending: Lorna Engels, Debbie Campbell

Guest: Jessica Gibson, CARLI

Meeting called to order at 1:05 pm.

Announcements: None


  • Showcase Update: Thursday, May 31st at Dominican University
    • Space is reserved. Mackenzie and Larissa have faculty members willing to participate on the panel.
    • Possible format for the panel would be faculty member with their librarian, interview style.
    • Committee should continue to add panel questions, which will be narrowed down closer to the date.
  • Marielle webinar update
    • Committee approved description and tentative topics with suggestions to narrow down to those about faculty.
    • Any suggestions for the title should be shared by the end of the week.
    • Email with registration to go out next week.
  • New VuFind - Jessica Gibson, Project Manager for New VuFind


  • Train the Trainer webinar, Monday, March 19, 1-2pm.

Tasks assigned:

  • Marielle and Amy will ask faculty members they work with about participating on the Showcase panel.
  • Debbie & Lorna will email committee the Showcase proposal form from last year.
  • Marielle will add bio to webinar description by the end of this week.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

  • Showcase timeline: Call for Proposals goes out mid-March; a couple of weeks to review & select; notify presenters so they have 3-4 weeks to prepare.
  • Train the Trainer Webinar Email with registration will go out Monday, Feb. 19.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55pm.