ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section) Committee
ALA / EBSS Committee Meeting Notes
Date: June 28, 2014
Committee name: Instruction for Educators Committee
Name of person submitting meeting notes: Ann Medaille & Cheryl Goldenstein
Members present: Samantha Godbey, Annie Armstrong, Cheryl Goldenstein, Mona Anne Niedbala, Amrita Madray, and Ann Medaille
Members excused: Imelda Vetter, Katherine Hanz, Deidra Herring, Anne Driscoll, Katherine Bohnenkamper, Shawn Vaillancourt, Marjie Ruppel, Tiffeni Fontno, and Jacqueline Sipes
Time and place convened: Las Vegas Hotel - Pavilion 11
Convener: Ann Medaille
Time convened: 9:15 am
Approval of notes from prior meeting:
Minutes from the Midwinter Meeting were approved virtually over email.
The group’s first discussion in the meeting centered on the recent completion of the Rubric for Assessing the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education and how we could publicize the rubric. Ideas were:
- Propose a roundtable discussion for ACRL. Mona will take the lead on submitting the proposal; Annie, Samantha, and Amrita will contribute. Cheryl will email our poster proposal to the group as background information for the roundtable submission. A tentative plan for the discussion is to present the rubric and then discuss examples of how to use it. We could also talk about our model guide (see below).
- Prepare a model LibGuide based on the rubric and IL Standards for Teacher Education. Annie recently co-authored an article about a study that analyzed the instructional content of guides. The committee could create a guide that includes examples of how to use the rubric. Annie will email her article to the group, create a guide template, and invite other members as collaborators on the guide. We will set up a shared document on Google Drive to brainstorm and outline our goals and best practices for the guide. The next step will be breaking the guide into sections and getting volunteers to complete the content for those sections. Everyone should read Annie’s article and contribute ideas about learning outcomes based on the standards to the shared document in preparation for an early December virtual meeting.
- Submit an announcement for the EBSS newsletter. Highlight the rubric as one of our committee’s activities.
The group then moved on to a discussion about future projects. We are interested in the impact of the new IL Framework on our standards. An idea we could pursue down the road is developing a clearinghouse for learning objects and assignments based on the teacher education standards. We could bridge our standards to concepts in the IL Framework.
We also talked about connecting our standards with other national standards. Ann shared copies of InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, CAEP standards, and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. We discussed whether these standards actually apply to what we’re doing, though we could create a resource that outlines standards education librarians need to be aware of. Another potential project is reviewing books about the Common Core. Ann will talk with other EBSS leadership to see if other committees are developing resources related to Common Core.
Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting in early December. Mona suggested using BigBlueButton for the meeting and she will check on how many participants it will support. We will meet again virtually in early spring to focus on the library guide.
Time adjourned: 10:45 am
- Mona, Annie, Samantha & Amrita: Create and submit a roundtable proposal for ACRL.
- Annie: Send out a link to eh article about the instructional content of guides.
- All: Read or skim Annie’s article prior to the December meeting and think about possible topic areas for a LibGuide based on the rubric and standards.
- Mona: Investigate feasibility of using BigBlueButton for virtual committee meetings.
- Ann: Investigate whether other EBSS committees are developing resources related to the Common Core.
ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee
ALA Conference Meeting
Las Vegas Hotel - Pavilion 11
Saturday, June 28, 2014
9:15-10:45 Committee Meeting, 10:45-11:15 Reporting Out and Wrap Up
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Approval of agenda
3. Completed rubric
- The rubric is completed and posted on the website. Would we like to do anything more to promote it?
4. Next project planning – Some possibilities:
- Impact of the new IL framework on our committee work – The framework places more emphasis on concepts, assessments, and activities. Is there work we could do to assist EBSS members in implementing these ideas? What about the possibility of creating some IL activities that might be used for those working in teacher education? Or do we need to consider the possibility of revising the IL Standards for Teacher Education in light of the new framework?
- Connecting the IL Standards for Teacher Education with the NCATE/CAEP Standards – NCATE and TEAC have merged into CAEP. We had talked about mapping these standards but the CAEP Standards seem more focused on programs rather than content. Our former NCATE liaison does not yet know whether she will be taking over as our CAEP liaison and cannot offer advice in this area as yet. Are there possibilities for us here? Or should we look at the InTASC Teaching Standards?
- Common Core Standards – Could we identify IL skills listed in the English Language Arts Common Core Standards?
5. Plan for meeting virtually for Midwinter
- Do we want to do a conference call again?
Topic: ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Midwinter Virtual Meeting
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Pacific
Meeting Call-In Number: 513-386-0000
Meeting Access Code: 272713#
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Finalizing the Rubric:
- 2-3 people needed to give it a final read for consistency.
- Introduction to the rubric - What would we like it to say?
- Next steps
3. Impact of the ACRL IL Standards revision on our committee work?
4. Possible future projects:
- Connecting the Standards wiki http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Connecting_the_Standards
- Connecting the ACRL standards with NCATE
- How to educate pre-service teachers about OA education journals and assessing their quality
See more information below about these proposed projects (reprinted from 2011 meeting minutes):
- How to educate pre-service teachers about OA education journals and assessing their quality. This is seen as an important project because teachers leave their institutions and lose access to a lot of the resources they have and at the same time are asked to make evidence- and research-based decisions. Different states have resources available state wide that teachers can use, and school libraries on a district wide level may have subscription resources, too. Promotion of OA publications and strategies for teaching about OA journals may be worth pursuing.
- Connecting the ACRL standards with NCATE (etc). Concern was raised that many education faculty members won’t give time to anything that isn’t addressed in the NCATE standards. This was part of the original idea behind the Connecting the Standards website – a way to connect in a matrix ARCL standards with other K-12 standards. Now that the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education have been approved, new efforts should be made to show the connections to teaching faculty. The Committee could develop a document or strategy for this type of outreach/communication.