I-Share Instruction Team Meeting: November 15, 2011

Members attending: Kirstin Duffin, Julie Murphy,  Elizabeth Nicholson,  Ken Orenic, Marisa Walstrum, Chris Sweet, Ariel Neff, Merna Youngblood

Excused members: Susan Avery

IUG Liaison: Nancy Laverdiere

CARLI staff attending: Lorna Engels


  • Minutes from the October 18th, 2011 meeting were approved.

CARLI report (Lorna Engels)

  • Patron-driven acquisition is in the works and may be available in the new year
  • Hathi Trust records will be entered into the I-Share catalog eventually
    • Libraries can choose to display those records in their home catalogs

IUG report

  • eBook Summit 10/28/11 – CARLI interested in consortial ebook options
    • Planning to speak with vendors and investigate possibilities at ALA MidWinter
    • RFP in 2012?
    • Summit included discussion regarding consortial ownership, purchase vs subscription, purchase “triggers”, resource sharing and digital rights, metadata, discovery options and services, pricing and funding, audience, eformats, what has worked in ‘your’ library
    • Summary of the meeting will be available soon

Old business

Wiki Survey

  • Most responses indicated people did not know about the wiki
  • In order to avoid reinventing the wheel, the Wiki will be divided into two main sections (Ken)
    • CARLI specific instruction – resources from CARLI librarians
    • General instruction links – Links to PRIMO and other larger scale instructional resources (Chris)
  • Promote the Unconference wiki page to encourage contributions


  • Facilitators can be instruction team members and/or other librarians
    • We can decide based on topic listings and names on the wiki
  • Maximum amount of people for a break out session is 12
    • We need to know how many people are coming before we can decide on a set number of topics
    • Registration will occur after Thanksgiving
  • Chris is holding room space at Wesleyan, can decrease size of space after registration if necessary
  • Merge the facilitator page with the topics page on the Wiki (Kristen)
  • Discussion if Unconference should be open to all CARLI libraries and library graduate students - undecided

Spring Forum

  • Lorna provided estimated costs for the I-Hotel, see Google Doc
  • Other possible facilities included DePaul, UIC
  • Approx. 100 people attending
  • Tentative topic: Diversity
    • Keynote followed by breakout afternoon sessions
    • Concerns that this topic/speaker will not have a clear library instruction focus
    • Possible title: “Library Services for a Diverse Student Population”
    • Other topics and speakers are still being considered
    • Lorna will be contacting Dr. Sharon Chubbuck for possible dates
    • Dates need to be finalized in January
  • Should this be an I-Share only event?
    • Group seemed to agree the forum should be open to all CARLI members, but tabled discussion regarding library students

New business:

No new business to report.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Next meeting: December 13th 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ariel Neff
Benedictine University