SCIL Meeting Minutes
1. Meeting chaired by Dominique Turnbow (SCIL Chair); minutes taken by Kimberley Wilcox (SCIL Secretary)
2. Meeting was preceded by a Share and Learn session about reflective praxis in information literacy instruction, led by April Cunningham
3. Welcome & introductions
Attendees: Celia Brokenbrough (RCC-Norco), Vinaya Tripuraneni (University of La Verne), Andre Ambrus (University of La Verne), Shelley Urbizagastegui (University of La Verne), Linda Gordon (University of La Verne), Judy Lee (UC Riverside), Shana Higgins (University of Redlands), Gale Burrow (Claremont Colleges), Darryl Swarm (University of La Verne), Gayatri Singh (UC San Diego), Ying Shen (UC Riverside), Julie Mason (UC Riverside), Pearl Ly (CSU San Marcos), Chisa Uyeki (Mt. San Antonio College), Katy French (Palomar College), Debbi Renfrow (UC Riverside), Christy Stevens (Cal Poly Pomona), Dominique Turnbow (UCSD), April Cunningham (Saddleback College), Tina Breitbach (UC Irvine), Will Breitbach (CSU Fullerton), Marlene Forney (Palomar College), Robin Lockerby (National University), Judy Windleharth (National University), Kimberley Wilcox (Azusa Pacific University)
4. July 2008 minutes approval: minutes are posted on the SCIL web site and were approved electronically
5. Announcements and updates
- ACRL proposal update: SCIL submitted a proposal to give a presentation about avoiding librarian burnout. Dominique (our contact person) has not yet heard whether the proposal was accepted.
- SCIL listservs: Duffy has gotten the new listserv software up and running. Listservs are now hosted by CARL, and SCIL members should have received an email about the new listservs.
6. New business
2009 SCIL elections: Debbi Renfrow handed out a timeline for election procedures, and asked for input on whether the procedures need to be adjusted. Debbi needs an election committee to solicit candidates for open SCIL positions and manage the election process. Dominique Turnbow and Chisa Uyeki volunteered to serve on the committee, which will be chaired by Debbi as past SCIL chair. Nominations will be requested in the fall, and elections and notification will take place by Thanksgiving. Nominations should be submitted to Debbi. Open positions: vice chair/chair elect (3-year term), registrar (1-year term), and secretary (1-year term). SCIL may also need a publicist (an appointed position without a defined term); Dominique will send out information on this. Tracey Mayfield (current CARL president) noted that CARL elections will take place in October, and that SCIL officers cannot simultaneously serve in CARL leadership positions.
7. Continuing business
- SCIL survey: At the last SCIL meeting, a proposal was made to send out a survey about what SCIL members would like to see at SCIL programs, and to gauge interest in presenting web-based programs. Dominique proposed that the survey be tabled for now, because SCIL is currently busy with other projects (especially the ACRL proposal). It was agreed that the survey would be tabled for now.
- SCIL letter to UCLA to support an information literacy instruction course: At SCIL’s July meeting, April mentioned that UCLA had decided to stop offering its information literacy course in the 08-09 school year due to budget cuts. She proposed that SCIL submit a letter to UCLA to encourage the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) to continue offering coursework on information literacy instruction to graduate LIS students. April drafted a letter and handed out copies for review and comment. There was a suggestion to include opinions from library directors about the importance of new librarians having information literacy instruction skills. There was also a debate about the value of submitting a letter versus initiating a verbal discussion with GSEIS administrators and/or students. General consensus was to revise the letter with a more positive tone, then submit it to register SCIL’s concern about the issue and invite conversation from GSEIS administrators and faculty. April and Dominique will create a wiki to solicit comments and signatures from SCIL steering list members before submitting the letter to UCLA.
- SCIL Works planning: April handed out a planning timeline and the draft of a call for proposals for SCIL Works 2009, which has reflective praxis as a theme. Send feedback about the call for proposals to April by 9/18; the call will go out on 9/22. April also requested volunteers willing to host the program at their campuses. The proposed date: for SCIL Works is Friday, February 6. Proposed costs may be different this year, given that CARL has a new formula for calculating fees, the estimate is to charge CARL members $15, students $10 (to cover food costs), and non-CARL members $22.50. There was a discussion about whether the theme is too abstract to get enough proposals as well as a suggestion to re-structure the typical SCIL Works format to accommodate a discussion about reflective praxis (similar to the Share & Learn session) and to send out the call for proposals to education researchers in addition to librarians. SCIL members interested in being proposal reviewers should contact April.
8. Upcoming meetings and programs
- SCIL’s next business meeting will be held at CSU Fullerton on October 24, 2008. Volunteers are needed to lead the Share & Learn session; anyone interested should contact Dominique. There was a suggestion to continue the discussion about reflective praxis; Will Breitbach will lead the discussion.
- Future meetings: Proposed date of Dec. 12, location needed (Mt. SAC is a possibility).
9. Round Robin