SCIL Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2009
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

April Cunningham (Saddleback College), Dominique Turnbow (UC San Diego), Tina Breitbach (UC Irvine), Will Breitbach (CSU Fullerton), Stephanie Rosenblatt (CSU Fullerton), Marsha Schnirring (Occidental College), Gayatri Singh (UC San Diego), Karen Heskett (UC San Diego), Pearl Ly (CSU San Marcos), Judi Windleharth (National University), Lia Friedman (UC San Diego), Katy French (Palomar College), Allie Carr (CSU San Marcos), Duffy Tweedy (UC San Diego), Robin Lockesby (National University), Daniel (San Diego County Library, Poway)


1.     Meeting was preceded by a Share & Learn discussion of an article led by Allie Carr: Davis, P. ŇThreshold concepts: How can we recognize them?Ó In J.H.F Meyer and R. Land (Eds.) Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding: Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge (pp. 70-84). London: Routledge


2.     Welcome and Introductions

Meeting was chaired by April Cunningham.


3.     Minutes

Minutes from the December 2008 meeting at Mt. San Antonio College were approved and have been posted to the SCIL web site.


4.     Announcements & Updates

á       Contributions for Kimberley Wilcox Wedding Gift: Kimberley Wilcox, SCIL member, is getting married.  If you would like to make a contribution through SCIL, please email April Cunningham at by 3/12/09.


á       Contributions for Scholarship in Honor of Connie Costantino:  Connie Costantino, SCIL member, passed away in January.  San Jose State University is creating a scholarship in her name.  SCIL will be making a contribution to Connie CostantinoŐs Memorial Scholarship Fund at SJSU.  SCIL members are invited to contribute on their own or through this SCIL collection.  If you would like to make a contribution through SCIL, please email April Cunningham at by 3/12/09.


á       ACRL SCIL Meet-up:  Deb Moore, former SCIL Chair, is now the Reference Librarian/Information Literacy Lead at Highline Community College near Seattle, WA.  SCIL misses her and she misses SCIL, so sheŐs organizing an informal get-together for SCIL at ACRL.  ItŐll take place at 6:30pm on Friday, 3/13/09.  Please RSVP by Monday, 3/9/09 to Deb at so she can let you know where everyone is meeting and so sheŐll have an idea of how many people to expect.


á       Diana, a UCLA student, wanted to know how to get MLIS students more involved/informed about local professional organizations.  She interviewed April who will email the blog post to the listserv.


5.     New Business

á      SCIL Works De-brief and Evaluation Results:  Stephanie compiled the evaluations.  We made enough money to match our expenses with a little extra.  Thank you to CSU San Marcos for extra funding for booking the PresidentŐs Room.  Issues from this year/Improvements for next year—

o      posters—feels rushed, not really highlighted or featured

o      start later, go through lunch. Lunch would require more money for food.

o      space issues with breakout sessions

o      offer postercasts, similar to SCIVEE

o      try Pecha Kucha

á       SCIL Spring Program Planning:  Should we move the Spring Program so we have more time to plan it?  During these economic times will people have enough money to attend?  Our attendees are looking for practical takeaways and topics that are forward thinking. Continue our theme of reflective practice; something to energize and excite people.  Possible ideas—how to build instructional design, curricular infusion/working with faculty partners, and reflective/mindfulness retreat.  Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work, as possible speaker. Marsha will work with Tina and Will to explore more ideas.

á      Report from the CARL South Regional Meeting:  We have a new CARL Website-- Interest Groups are starting to use the templates.  There is an Events Calendar--  This is useful so interest groups can avoid offering programs on the same day and it will also archive our events.  The Information Technology South started up again.  DIG is also trying to become active again.  April is starting up the Community College Interest Group South.


6.     Continuing Business

á       Recording SCIL Events:  at previous meetings we talked about offering recordings of SCIL Events, like SCIL Works or Spring Program.  CARL doesnŐt do it for their events and they canŐt provide support right now.  SCIL is looking for volunteers for a task group to investigate issues like:  live recordings/screencasts vs online archive, registration fees, intellectual property issues, and/or technology issues.  Stephanie, Katie, and Dominique offered to join this task group.


7.     Upcoming meetings and programs
SCIL Business Meeting, CSU Fullerton, Friday, May 8, 10:30AM - 1:00PM


8.     Round Robin
Daniel, from the Poway branch of SDPL—working on computer literacy instruction, including Spanish speaking sessions.  Working on a information literacy task force.  Doing outreach for home-schooled kids. 
Robin Lockesby , National University—talking with faculty and staff

Marsha Schnirring, Occidental College—has a new title, Director of Center for Digital Learning and Research

April Cunningham, Saddleback College— working on coming up with rubrics for California Community Colleges, basic skill classes, information competency classes


9.     Adjournment
Minutes recorded by Gayatri Singh