Amanda - ITT
Cathy G. ISU - Academic
Reba - Public and Special (health science)
Kate F. - academic
Kate R. - Public
Jeannie S. - ICFL
Gina P. - ICFL
Rick S. - UI -- ILA ILC Grand Poobah
Vote on charge
Rick explained the genesis of the charge as being from the organization meeting discussion at ILA 2015 in Boise. The charge is intended to include aspects of awareness, tool-building/gathering, and professional development. The charge was voted as approved by all attending members.
ILA Information Literacy Charge
The ILA Information Literacy Committee is charged with:
Rick asked if anyone attending would consider being vice-chair. Nobody indicated they were able. Rick then asked if anyone would suggestion someone. Nobody was comfortable nominating anyone. Rick then asked if the next chair should be a school or public librarian. All agreed that the next chair should be from a public or school library. Rick will try to do some recruiting. Please let him know if you are interested in being Vice-Chair (aka Grand Poobah in Waiting)
Rick asked who are members of this committee: Do we want to recruit a specific roster? Can we declare that every ILA member is part of this committee. Gina checked the ILA bylaws and the roster can be defined broadly. Rick made a declaration as Chair that every ILA member is considered a member of the Information Literacy Committee as information literacy is everyone’s concern. That said, we can still have an list of people who are actively participating on the committee with the expectation that anyone working in a library in Idaho can contribute to this group’s efforts. This declaration can be revisited by the next chair.
Rick asked should we have dues? What they would be for? Should we approach a vendor to sponsor? Everyone felt dues were not necessary at this time, so this topic was tabled.
Communication plan -- website, etc.
A website would be helpful for raising awareness. Gina said we can get privileges to the ILA website since the chair is automatically on the board. Rick will follow-up.
Come up with two proposals for next ILA conference
There was a good brainstorm around this. Call for proposals will come in January and be open for about 4 weeks. The conference planners will notify people in Feb.Rick suggested two: State of Information Literacy in Idaho Panel and a Panel of Information Literacy Champions. However the two proposals that gained the most traction were:
Volunteers for presentation proposal help:
Jeannie for the K-12 portion -Perhaps find a high school librarian to help on the committee and to help with presentations to explain how to bridge gap between what students know and need to know for college.
Cathy for tools and assessment
Gina can put together a description/program and finding panelists.
Kate: check with colleagues for PL's who can contribute.
Information Literacy Proclamation
Spencer Jardine at ISU had put some work into this. Information Literacy Month is in October. http://infolit.org/national-information-literacy-awareness-month-is-october/
Some states and the President have made formal Information Literacy Proclamations about this: http://infolit.org/nfil-proclamation-campaign-project/
Information Literacy Month would be a good event to keep this group active each year. Working on the proclamation would also serve to raise awareness and create buy-in opportunity for ILA members around information literacy. Gina brought up that there is an ILA Board meeting soon and it would be a good idea to see how this proclamation might fit into their plans. Rick said he would follow-up with Spencer about this and also bring up with the ILA Board to see about getting their support.
Next meeting will be prior to ILA conference program submissions.
Action Items (Lots of Grand-Poobah items):