Members Present:Carol Turner, Jan Swanbeck,
Carol Drum, Gary Cornwell, Rich Bennett, David Hickey.
1. Student Assistants - Standards and Training
revealing clothing. This has brought up the
question of whether or not a set of guidelines should be required for students
who work in the libraries. Since these students represent the library, it
is generally felt that they should look somewhat professional. It was also
mentioned that these guidelines may be difficult to define and enforce. Another
related issue concerns students' behavior. A patron recently complained that
students who worked in the evenings and on weekends are loud and rude. This
might be addressed in the guidelines. It was agreed that the old guidelines
should be looked up, modified if necessary, and given to student employees
in public services areas. Carol Turner suggested that LMG and TSC be notified,
so that they can adopt these guidelines if they see fit.
Carol also reported that Jana, Mimi, and Denise are looking at the instructional web pages to make sure they are consistent, and to identify any existing gaps. Alice Primack is also working on instructional tutorial web pages. Carol would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for the instruction program.
Rich Bennett talked about the seminar series. He mentioned the possibility of using incentives (such as free copy cards) to get more people to attend. Gary Cornwell reported that the general consensus at ALA was that other libraries are also having trouble getting people interested in these series. An alternative that Gary mentioned was a chat, or online session staffed by a librarian.
Carol Turner suggested that faculty might be more willing to use a tutorial if it is something that they can assign to students to do outside of class, rather than giving up a class session for it. Gary said that Yale did a survey to find out what their faculty considered important; he will find out if this survey is available on the Internet.
Gary will look into getting the instruction
tapes that Denise, Jana, and Mimi are working on added to the UF CD that is
available at the bookstore.
Carol Turner reported that the R&R Center asked if students have access to certain information pertaining to Distance Learning services, and indicated that many library staff are not aware of them. She said that the R&R Center has put separate pages on their website dealing with each university within the SUS system.
Carol Drum reported that some people have been having trouble accessing the Wiley titles. Rich said that anyone using the proxy server should be able to access them, but Carol said that Pam at Lake Alfred was unable to get in even while using the proxy server. One solution is to tell users to set up a Gatorlink account to aviod these problems.
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