I-Share Instruction Team

Past Chair: Ken Orenic
IUG Liaison: Aimee Walker, Joliet Junior College
CARLI Staff Liaison: Lorna Engels

Body to which the group reports: I-Share Users' Group (IUG)

This committee was discharged June 30, 2013.

Scope of Work:

  • The Instruction Team advises the I-Share Users’ Group (IUG) and the CARLI staff on issues related to the shared integrated library system and related systems and consortial policies, practices and future directions as outlined in the Team charge
  • Share expertise and communicate issues and concerns, such as workflow options, troubleshooting, and best practices in the area of OPAC instruction.
  • Survey member libraries to investigate end user instruction needs, utilization of Committee services and resources, and current instructional practices.
  • Compile end user instruction tutorial best practices and product recommendations.
  • Develop consortial documentation, resources, training and other continuing education opportunities, including forums, trainings, and other types of information-sharing sessions for member libraries, focused on end user instruction topics.
  • Promote communication mechanisms among member libraries for the purpose of sharing information related to the use of the OPAC and other CARLI-supported products.
  • Collaborate with other CARLI groups to maximize resource and knowledge sharing within the consortium.
  • Assist CARLI staff with testing, documentation, and training issues involved with OPAC upgrades, as needed.

Member appointment and terms:
Members are appointed for 3-year terms beginning on July 1. A rotation system has been established for the expiring terms whereby approximately one third of the committee membership is appointed each year. 

Expected reporting frequency:
The team chair will submit a written report of team’s activities to the chair of IUG at the end of the fiscal year. Additional updates on activities may be requested by IUG throughout the year.

Staff or Board liaisons:
One CARLI Office staff representative will serve as the liaison. IUG will appoint a liaison to the team. The IUG Liaison to the team will report on team plans and activities at the IUG meetings. The Liaison will report back to the team on plans and activities discussed at IUG.

Tasks required on completion of work:
The chair will forward all documents to IUG for review and approval.