Instruction Committee Meeting: March 11, 2020

Met via Zoom
Members attending: Amy Hall (co-chair), National-Lewis University; Dee Anna Phares (co-chair), Northern Illinois University; Kristin Allen, Harper College; Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago; Joshua Avery, Wheaton College; Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College; Molly Mansfield, Northeastern Illinois University; and Christina Norton, Bradley University.

CARLI Staff: Lorna Engels, Debbie Campbell

Guests: None


  • CARLI updates (Debbie & Lorna) 
    • Lots of CARLI in-person events have been canceled, or will be streamed online, for the next couple of weeks due to COVID-19.
  • OER Week
    • Folks posted every day on the listserv but few interactions.
  • Open Office Hours Webinar
    • This provided information about the Alma/Primo migration timeline and the slides are available online.
  • Debbie encouraged folks to take a look at Primo VE, especially as it relates to patron-side requests.
  • There have been few conversations at CARLI regarding events beyond April as CARLI is waiting to see what is happening for May and beyond.
    • For example, planning for the Information Literacy Showcase should move forward with the idea that, depending on the progression of COVID-19, the event may need to virtual.
  • Getting Ready for Primo VE Webinar--in person event canceled 3/10/20
  • Article club:
    • Thoughts on how it went
      • The 3rd moderator was useful, despite fewer chat participants.
      • Consider encouraging participants turn on their webcams to increase participation.
      • Consider also encouraging participants to use the “raise hand” option.
    • Update on # of participants from Debbie/Lorna: 9 
    • Thanks to Lorna for uploading these to the Google drive! 
  • Webinar, 4/7/20
  • Instruction Showcase, Harper College, 5/29/2020

Tasks assigned:

  • Amy and Deanna will work out how the presenter introduction will go for the 4/7 webinar 

Adjourned: 1:55 p.m.
Minutes JMA 3/11/2020