NELIG Meeting - 11/16/2001
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester, Massachusetts
Esme DeVault, Chair of NELIG, welcomed new and old attendees and introduced
the Steering Committee: Anna Litten, Chair-elect; Kendall Hobbs, Webmaster; Mary
MacDonald, Past-chair. Julie Whelan, NELIG secretary was unable to attend
today’s meeting. MacDonald will take minutes.
Esme introduced Dr. Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah, Manager, Instructional Services at Boston College Libraries.
Kwasi’s presentation, “Bringing Information Literacy to Our World Population and Beyond”, was a discussion/conversation that covered many issues and barriers that international students must deal with while they do library research in the United States.
He discussed how librarians could help this population by being knowledgeable
of their circumstances and situations that confront them. He suggested various
methods of outreach that can help international students become information
literate library users.
Following Kwasi’s presentation, Esme asked everyone to do a general
introduction by name and institution. Twenty-eight librarians attended today’s
meeting (detailed list follows these minutes).
We then embarked on NELIG famous “open information exchange”. Here is a
brief listing of the topics that were discussed:
24/7 “Online All the Time” Reference Services
Student Issues with Info Lit Courses
At this point the group broke for a brief respite of refreshments and
Following this, three subcommittees met for a short time and reported back to
the larger group.
Web Site Group:
project of doing peer-observations of teaching this fall. It was decided
that spring semester may be a less difficult time to schedule these
in having NELIG find a presenter to talk on library assessment and
accreditation, particularly in light of NEASC standards.
Annual Program Group:
Patty Durisin of Simmons College Library will be this year’s Annual Program Chair.
Possible date (to be investigated) is June 7, 2002
Theme discussed : Creativity
Looking for keynote speaker suggestions
Working on timeline for proposals
Scouting out possible program location/host
|Name -||Institution -||E-Mail Address -|
|Esme DeVault||Wheelock Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kari Parker||Wentworth Instituteemail@example.com|
|Kitty Tynan||Univ. of Hartfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lori Stalteri||Merrimack Collegeemail@example.com|
|Mark Caprio||Boston Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judy Hildebrandt||Keene State Collegeemail@example.com|
|Peg Barrett||Keene State Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Scott||Bentley Collegeemail@example.com|
|Anne Paluck||Middlesex Comm. Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kendall Hobbs||Wesleyan Universityemail@example.com|
|Diane Klare||Wesleyan University|
|Mary Sullivan||Emerson Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ed Rubacha||Wesleyan Universityemail@example.com|
|Patty Porcaro||College of the Holy Crossfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anna Litten||Emerson Collegeemail@example.com|
|Mary Jane Sobinski||WNECfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ed Bailey||Providence Collegeemail@example.com|
|Sandra Rothenberg||Framingham State Collegefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah||Boston Collegeemail@example.com|