PSWG Meeting: October 26, 2012

Conference Call

Members attending: Anne Buchanan, Saint Xavier University; Sue Franzen, Illinois Central College; Andrew Lenaghan, chair, Joliet Junior College; Leslie Rios, Lincoln Land Community College; David Stern, Illinois State University

Members absent: Marianne Ryan, Northwestern University; Sean McCarthy, Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; Steven Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Jane Currie, Loyola University Chicago

Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage Jennifer Masciadrelli


  • The next PSWG meeting will be held via teleconference on Thursday, November, 15th at 11:30 a.m. Elizabeth still needs to test AdobeConnect with 2 PSWG members. Until verification that all members can access AdobeConnect, we will proceed with teleconferences.
  • Added a review of the proposed, revised PSWG charge to October agenda.
  • Promotional opportunities for the Virtual Library Conversations include: CARLI annual meeting on November 9 (if specifics are set); CARLI newsletter; and CARLI email list.
  • Andrew read an email draft of PSWG’s collaboration with the Instruction Team. PSWG decided to add a line about keeping our options open regarding a speaker.
  • As a group, PSWG decided to remove the line from the proposed, revised PSWG charge that read, “The committee will give special attention to the development of effective programs of user instruction.”
  • The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 p.m.


  • At the close of the ICC Forward Focus conference on Friday, November 2, Sue confirmed PSWG’s Virtual Library Conversations event will be mentioned & handouts shared with attendees (Thank you Sue for the flier design!).

Tasks assigned

  • Andrew will add Anne to agenda roster.
  • Reminder to approve September 19th meeting minutes prior to November meeting if you haven’t already.
  • Sue will make 2 minor word choice changes to the Virtual Library Conversations poster. Also under the ‘Virtual Conversations Topics’ section the terminology ‘Reference Appoints’ will be changed to ‘One-on-One Reference’ to reflect a potentially broader scope.
  • Jen will create a website for the Virtual Library Conversations and send URL to PSWG on Monday for review. Concept: 1 static webpage on CARLI’s current website which will disseminate to various URLs for conversation topics.
  • Andrew will confirm with those absent about next steps in the webinar/conversation creation.
  • Andrew will send the amended email draft regarding the Instruction Team to PSWG members for their approval this afternoon.
  • Jen will create a space to host the Successful Library Spaces videos on the CARLI site and determine file size requirements/restrictions and this information will be included when writing the language for the request for successful spaces videos.
  • Jen will send email for dates of the next PSWG meetings.

Meeting dates

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.