SCIL Meeting Minutes


March 3, 2006

CSU Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA





Gale Burrow (Claremont Colleges), April Cunningham (Saddleback College), Katy Farrell (UCSD), Catherine Haras (CSU Los Angeles), Nancy Getty (Glendale College), Judy Lee (UC Riverside), Tracey Mayfield (CSU Long Beach), Deb Moore (Glendale College), Melanie Remy (USC), Debbi Renfrow (UC Riverside), Amy Wallace (CSU Channel Islands), Kimberley Wilcox (Azusa Pacific University), Emily Woolery (Mt. San Antonio College)



I.          Welcome and Introductions


II.         Agenda Approval/Adjustment


III.        Minutes


January minutes were approved electronically and Duffy Tweedy posted them to the website.


IV.        Announcements


            Next SCIL Meeting Location/LILi Meeting


The next SCIL Meeting, April 7, 2006, will not be held at CSU Fullerton as scheduled.  Instead it will be at UCLA from 10am-12noon.  This change allows SCIL participants to attend the first meeting of the new group, Life Long Information Literacy (LILi) from 1-2:30pm, also at UCLA.  Esther Grassian has been instrumental in forming this group around her interest in promoting collaboration and communication among K-12, Academic, Public, and Special librarians regarding their work on information literacy projects.  Active SCIL member, Amy Wallace and Catherine Haras, are also involved in this new group.  One of LILi's first projects is to gather survey data from librarians across the range of library types.  The survey has been normed and tested to elicit responses about what kinds of information literacy instruction are taking place at these libraries.


V.         Continuing Business


A.         SCIL Works 2006 Summary and Evaluation


SCIL Works was a success.  Participants completed evaluations indicating that they were generally pleased with most aspects of the program, from refreshments to theme.  And most participants found that all of the presentations met their expectations.  Participants were also asked if they preferred the schedule with three presentations, as it was this year, or with four presentations, as it has been in the past.  Respondents overwhelmingly indicated that they prefer a program with three presentations.

Nancy Getty reported that the total program revenue came to $705.00.  This covered all costs for the program.

SCIL members observed that SCIL Works promoted interest in our upcoming Spring Program.


B.         CARL 2006 SCIL/CCLI Pre-conference Update


Amy Wallace invited feedback regarding the draft of the program agenda, the program activities, and the questions for panelists.  The SCIL/CCLI Pre-conference program is titled “Beyond Usage Statistics: WASC and Library Contributions to Educational Effectiveness and Student Learning” and will be held from 1:30pm-4:30pm on April 21, 2006.


            C.         LOEX 2007 Planning


i.                LOEX Website Manager
Allie Emigh Carr is the LOEX Website Manager.  She'll be working with LOEX coordinators, Amy Wallace, Tracey Mayfield, and Duffy Tweedy.  Allie Emigh Carr created the re-design of the UCSD Library Webpage, is the UCSD SSH Library Outreach Coordinator, and is currently a student at SJSU/CSU Fullerton library school.  One of the first tasks for the LOEX Website Manager will be to mount a starter page with the LOEX logo so that it is up in time to promote during LOEX 2006 in May.

ii.               Theme
The theme for LOEX 2007 was completed ahead of schedule and with the incorporation of many SCIL member suggestions thanks to Amy Wallace.  Amy Wallace will send a draft of the theme to Theresa Valko to get feedback. [Note:  This has been completed and Theresa Valko sent a positive response to the LOEX listserv on 3/9/2006.]

Possible speakers for LOEX 2007 were discussed.  These included Brain Matters author Patricia Wolfe who writes about the process of seeking and evaluating information rather than a focus on knowing facts; Social Life of Information author John Seeley Brown who can speak on game theory; George Niedham and Constance Steinkeuhler who are also known to speak on game theory.  Amy Wallace invites additional suggestions for speakers.  Some suggested that the Friday night speaker could be local to San Diego or Southern California.

Ideas need to be generated for the opening reception.  Two suggestions so far are: puzzles that are antique maps and also touch on ideas of information literacy or information seeking behavior; and a modified scavenger hunt that would involve participants in working together on anagrams and other word games.


D.         Spring Program Planning Update


Jeff Liles' flight has been booked.  Debbi Renfrow is in contact with CARL regarding his honorarium.  Catering information is being finalized.  The Spring Program will be promoted by SCIL members at the CARL Pre-conference and Conference in April.

VI.        New Business


A.         CARL South Executive Board Meeting


SCIL members in attendance at the CARL South Executive Board Meeting included Katy Farrell, Tracey Mayfield, and Judy Lee.  They reported that at the meeting, Sue Ellen Cox outlined her goals.  The goals that may involve or affect SCIL are: improving communication and the committee that has formed for that purpose, chaired by John McGuiness; increasing interest group visibility and participation.

Interest Group membership totals were announced and SCIL has the second highest membership with 229 members.  CARL DIG has the highest membership and total CARL membership is 610.

Melanie Remy, Deb Moore, and Debbi Renfrow will work on a plan to share information with other CARL interest groups about putting on programs.  This could take shape as a half-day conference, an article, a website, or a virtual conference.

Judy Lee will revise the SCIL description on the CARL website.


B.         SCIL Website Redesign


Kimberly Wallace volunteered to work with Duffy Tweedy to do a general redesign of the SCIL Website.  Duffy Tweedy and Kimberly Wilcox can solicit feedback from SCIL members to get suggestions for new site content.


C.             SCIL Promotional Flyer


A template design was suggested so that promotional flyers can be generated quickly when SCIL members are presented with opportunities to promote the group and upcoming events.  Dominique Turnbow will work on developing a template and she can be contacted with suggestions for design and content.


VI.        Round Robin


VII.       Adjournment



Minutes recorded by April Cunningham.