Transcript of Midwinter Virtual Meeting - January 9, 2013, 12:30 - 1:35 CST
Here's a transcript of our meeting. Thanks to those who attended. It was a good discussion and I look forward to working with you.
Megan Griffin:This meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. CST
> Sue W.:Hmm, can't you hear me?
> Sue W.:I'll try my audio check
> Sue W.:can't hear me, eh?
> Megan Griffin:Laura, can you hear Sue? I cannot.
> Megan Griffin:Sue, in your audio check, did it record you?
> Sue W.:yes
> Megan Griffin:Hi Laura, can you try speaking to see if we can hear you?
> Megan Griffin:Karen and Laura, can you hear Sue?
> Sue W.:Am I the only one without sound?
> Sue W.:I had sound before but once I did my audio check it stopped
> Megan Griffin:a couple things to try: go into your computer settings
>under sound/audio and be sure both your input and output is set to your
> Megan Griffin:or try plugging your usb into another usb port
> Megan Griffin:next thing to try: leave the session and log back on
> Megan Griffin:be sure you're in Firefox
> Sue W.:I'll try to leave and come back. Yes, I made sure to be in
> Karen Hartman:I thought I heard Sue, but softly
> Megan Griffin:Karen, can you speak?
> Karen Hartman:I do not think it is working. I tried to work through
>the set-up, but got hung up on testing to record. Suggetions?
> Karen Hartman:Just heard Sue!
> Karen Hartman:Yes, but trying to get my mike to work.
> Laura Koltutsky:I can hear you too Sue
> Diana Mitrano:yes
> Sue W.:http://goo.gl/q9PSV
> Necia:hello! I used to be a member and decided I'd try to attend.
> Necia:Necia Parker-Gibson, University of Arkansas. I do Social Work,
>Sociology, psyc, and a bunch more.
> Diana Mitrano:LIU Brooklyn, Cataloger, Education MS
> Karen Hartman:Hi-Karen-I am a member of the committee and I am the
>liaison at Rutgers University
> Laura Koltutsky:Hi I am Laura Koltutsky and I am a social sciences
>librarian at the University of Calgary, Canada
> Kimberly Pendell:Hello, I am Kimberly Pendell, Social Work and Scoial
>Sciences Librarian at Portland State University
> Karen Hartman:It was called Practice Wise-sorry, still working on my
> Karen Hartman:I was there. what technically is the difference between
> Necia:committees archive minutes, and may have a budget.
> Karen Hartman:We would then lose our web prescence on the EBSS site,
> Necia:yes, that's another -- I think there is the expectation of output.
> Kimberly Pendell:I am not a member of the committee, but have
>volunteered to be...
> Kimberly Pendell:I think losing the website wouldn't be great.
> Karen Hartman:I think some of this discussion came out of a concern
>about the number of members-we are a very small committee, relatively. I
>am also coming up against the four year limit on membership again. I
>would attend anyway, but that is a problem.
> Kimberly Pendell:I think there is valuable information there.
> Kimberly Pendell:Yes, I can see that too.
> Necia:when I was a member, it was hard to get much attendance at
> Necia:that is, a quorum at meetings
> Kimberly Pendell:I am one of those thrown into the role!
> Laura Koltutsky:I wouldn't receive travel funding to attend discussion
>meetings rather than committee meetings. Little concerned about that on
>a personal level
> Roberta Astroff:Hi, Roberta Astroff, from Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
>here. Unfortunately I cannot hear more than a tiny murmur, so will
>depend on the chat.
> Laura Koltutsky:I always appreciated the discussion at the committee
> Roberta Astroff:I can hear!
> Kimberly Pendell:For me, a primary interest right now is how to
>integrate instruction with the CWSE EPAS--that seems like a good topic
> Kimberly Pendell:I haven't attended a discussion group meeting, so I'm
>not sure of all the differences.
> Roberta Astroff:Yes, I can hear you.
> Karen Hartman:I would prefer to remain a committee.
> Roberta Astroff:I do get funding to attend discussion groups. And I
>found the discussion last time about the group at the Social Work
>conference very helpful.
> Roberta Astroff:That sounds good. I imagine it will be a long process.
> Kimberly Pendell:agreed
> Karen Hartman:And perhaps get some leniency re: membership, for more
>than the limit, etc.
> Kimberly Pendell:I should say though that I am unable to go to ALA
>Annual this year.
> Kimberly Pendell:I think allowing for virtual committee meetings is
> Roberta Astroff:Being able to drop into meetings does encourage new
>members, I think.
> Kimberly Pendell:Are there rules that there must be an in-person
>meeting at each Annual?
> Sara Memmott:Hi, I'm Sara Memmott, Social Work librarian at Eastern
>Mich Univ. I'm not a member of the committee, attending out of interest
>in the topic. And I'm also one of hte EBSS web site editors
> Diana Mitrano:Apologies, I need to go now.
> Diana Mitrano:thanks
> Roberta Astroff:I like the idea of pushing ALA to accept more virtual
>meetings, in place of attendance, given 1) funding issues, and 2) so many
>conferences people do have to attend.
> Necia:I agree with Roberta.
> Necia:I would agree that there is a niche, if they are updated.
> Sara Memmott:here's a link to selectors toolbox:
> Laura Koltutsky:I referred a colleague to it when she started. She
>found it helpful even with it needing updates.
> Roberta Astroff:Agreed
> Laura Koltutsky:I would be willing to work on it.
> Karen Hartman:I was one of the original authors (video section) and I
>think working through google docs is a good idea. We may be able to
>narrow down the topics a bit, add some, e.g., open access sources and
> Laura Koltutsky:yes
> Karen Hartman:Yes
> Necia:sorry, called out, have to go. Thanks, all.
> Kimberly Pendell:yes, I think resources by topic might be helpful, as
>opposed to format.
> Laura Koltutsky:Goodbye Necia
> Kimberly Pendell:for example, I would like to build up our collection
>in social justice
> Laura Koltutsky:Yes, I agree, by topic might be more helpful
> Kimberly Pendell:really anything of good quality
> Kimberly Pendell:as an example
> Kimberly Pendell:and open access is a very big issue in my opinion,
>considering so many social workers end up in work environments with very
>limited access to journals, etc.
> Sara Memmott:I would be willing to help
> Karen Hartman:I am happy to do so.
> Kimberly Pendell:I would be willing to help
> Laura Koltutsky:I would be happy to help, I think that we should have
> Kimberly Pendell:i have been building a guide of open access here at
> Laura Koltutsky:That is to split up the sections today?
> Karen Hartman:I would be happy to work on statistics, data, and tests.
>But I also wonder if we could discuss more about the topics. The
>evaluating collections page is nice, but frankly, couldn't someone just
>search the literature for this?
> Laura Koltutsky:I like the idea of creating one document in Google Docs
> Sara Memmott:I agree that sticking to the subject-specific info is more
> Kimberly Pendell:I guess I tend to think more in topic area than
>format, but changing that around would be a lot of work.
> Laura Koltutsky:I think that there should be something about
>collections, its more a question of how to sort that out.
> Roberta Astroff:One issue I need help with is data sets. It is not
>clear heere who would host them, and it would help to hear how various
>places are dealing with that.
> Karen Hartman:Journals, statistics/data, tests/measures seems to come
> Kimberly Pendell:I do that too.
> Kimberly Pendell:(Look at others guides)
> Kimberly Pendell:The sustainability of these lists are always an issue
> Sara Memmott:might be this:
> Karen Hartman:And open access. This is more a topic, than format, but
>maybe a section that links to good libguides (such as Sue's) on resources
>for graduates of social work schools..alumni!
> Kimberly Pendell:Karen, could you send a link to that guide?
> Roberta Astroff:I think Karen's point is very important about resources
>for alumni who are now working in the field
> Kimberly Pendell:if you have it handy
> Karen Hartman:Sue, how about the link for your guide?
> Kimberly Pendell:this is my draft guide:
> Laura Koltutsky:I think that makes sense
> Kimberly Pendell:agreed
> Sara Memmott:sounds good
> Laura Koltutsky:I can do journals
> Karen Hartman:I can do statistics/data
> Kimberly Pendell:I could do open access
> Kimberly Pendell:May I be on the commitee? :)
> Kimberly Pendell:thanks!
> Sara Memmott:I'll work on whatever is left.
> Karen Hartman:Lucky you! Michigan has money!
> Karen Hartman:I saw a demo here...hope they are building it up more.
> Sara Memmott:I'll do tests and measures.
> Laura Koltutsky:Cool! I always appreciate having specific tasks
> Karen Hartman:Sue, how about you and I doing statistics/data together?
>Or I can do it alone with your input.
> Kimberly Pendell:If people could also say on the doc what they think
>the scope should be, that would be helpfu.
> Kimberly Pendell:helpful
> Karen Hartman:Let me give it a start, and then you can supply input.
> Karen Hartman:The human resource directory and the webliography?
> Karen Hartman:No, I think we should archive them.
> Laura Koltutsky:No, I think that keeping some record would be helpful
>but it doesn't need to remain.
> Roberta Astroff:I will be there.
> Kimberly Pendell:i will be there
> Sara Memmott:I'm not able to go to ACRL
> Laura Koltutsky:No sadly not
> Laura Koltutsky:It would be interesting but it would depend on
> Sara Memmott:Same as Laura
> Laura Koltutsky:Friday night?
> Karen Hartman:Yes, scheduling. If we meet again on sunday, after the
> Laura Koltutsky:That might work
> Laura Koltutsky:quick question
> Laura Koltutsky:why is our meeting on a different day than most EBSS
> Laura Koltutsky:not asking for a change, just curious
> Karen Hartman:I do not know the history, and yes probably trying to
>accomodate people who served on more than one committee.
> Laura Koltutsky:Okay, thanks
> Laura Koltutsky:How many of you are dealing with interdisciplinary
>programs or doctorates.
> Kimberly Pendell:My school is moving to the 2008 EPAS
> Kimberly Pendell:so I am trying to figure out how to support the
> Kimberly Pendell:We have public health/social work dual degree
> Roberta Astroff:WE are moving toward more hybrid local-distance courses.
> Kimberly Pendell:I wish I could get onto the curriculum
>committee...good news about his response
> Karen Hartman:So are we....hybrid, online, etc.
> Kimberly Pendell:We have distance option, and connecting with those
>students is a challenge.
> Karen Hartman:Also, certificate programs within the master's program,
>e.g., addictions, gerontology, etc.
> Kimberly Pendell:I have been building more instructional elements into
> Roberta Astroff:I would like to do that to support the hybrid classes,
>so am working on changing the focus of my lib guides.
> Sara Memmott:I've been struggling with how best to provide instruction
>for online courses. Our program is just beginning to offer some online
> Kimberly Pendell:Also, if anyone know the best way to approach policy
>research, I'd love to know!
> Kimberly Pendell:I struggle with it every year.
> Roberta Astroff:The instructors need a lot of information about how
>their students can access resources.
> Sara Memmott:So far I have worked with an instructor to adapt
>assignments, and provided some video demos and other instructional
>materials on a libguide
> Laura Koltutsky:We have many distance education students and it is
>challenging to present information to these people with varying levels of
>connectivitiy and IT competencies.
> Kimberly Pendell:Sara, would love to see your guide
> Karen Hartman:Yes, policy is difficult, because it is never a direct
>route. I have developed lib guides for specific classes, but I am
>constantly revising, etc.
> Roberta Astroff:Sara, me too please. Would like to see your libguide
>for distance students.
> Kimberly Pendell:I would like to do video consults, but many of our
>distance students don't have very strong technology skills
> Kimberly Pendell:(they meet in person, they are not online)
> Sara Memmott:I actually don't have the online class guide up right now,
>but it's similar to this one for the in-person section:
> Kimberly Pendell:a lot of returning students
> Laura Koltutsky:Skype occasionally but mostly just use the phone
> Kimberly Pendell:open access for practicing social workers is also of
>interest for me, and I've been pursuing it as part of my research agenda
> Kimberly Pendell:I think I might have emailed with her once
> Karen Hartman:This is a different issue entirely, but we are the only
>program in the country that has classes on all three of our campuses (New
>Brunswick, Newark, Camden) and I have been trying to build more of an
>ebook collection, as we can only buy 1 print copy usually,eetc. Any
>input on ebooks, discussion would be great.
> Kimberly Pendell:agree with ebooks
> Roberta Astroff:Part of the changes I am making in my Libguides, in
>part to deal with distance classes and other classes that cannot meet
>with me in person, is to start off with discussions of research (basic
>definitions, etc) and thenprovide pathways to research. But I am now
>focusing on the meaning of doing research, since so many of our SW
>students are returnees after years out of school.
> Kimberly Pendell:anything reference-y I try to get in ebook
> Kimberly Pendell:but can get very expensive
> Kimberly Pendell:Can we lobby APA to have an ebook version of the style
> Roberta Astroff:Karen, our primary preference in collections now,
>across disciplines, is for e-books, in part for the same reason -- we
>have two campuses plus distance courses.
> Kimberly Pendell::)
> Karen Hartman:Perhaps we can discuss more in-person! And yes, happy to
>talk about the open access initiative at RU.
> Kimberly Pendell:yes, I use purdue
> Roberta Astroff:Yes, we use OWL all the time.
> Karen Hartman:Yes, please do capture the comments!
> Roberta Astroff:Yes, please send us a transcript of this discussion!
> Karen Hartman:This has been great, Sue.
> Laura Koltutsky:Thanks Sue
> Sara Memmott:Thanks for organizing the meeting, Sue!
> Kimberly Pendell:Oh, and EBP would be something I would like to discuss
>in the future.
> Kimberly Pendell:Thank you! Thanks for having me as a guest.
> Kimberly Pendell:Yes,
> Kimberly Pendell:and ACRL
> Kimberly Pendell:I am in EBSS too
> Laura Koltutsky:Yes, I am on ALA Connect
> Karen Hartman:Yup.
> Kimberly Pendell:yes
> Roberta Astroff:I will have to check.
> Sara Memmott:yes
> Karen Hartman:Happy New Year all.
> Roberta Astroff:Thanks Sue!
> Laura Koltutsky:You too
> Sara Memmott:Bye!
> Kimberly Pendell:Bye!
> Laura Koltutsky:Bye
> Sue W.:Great having everyone join the group, thanks!
> Sue W.:Bye
> Karen Hartman:Bye