UGLi Meeting Minutes
San Francisco Annual Conference, June 2001
Submitted by Ree Dedonato, 1-14-02
- A few quick general announcements made
- Monday nite dinner arrangements discussed
- UGLi Statistics:
The UGLi statistics are based on ARL statistics, with a few extra
categories. Usually 20-30 libraries participate.
- Mid-Winter minutes were approved. Pat Tully will record the
- Creating a survey: what is the role of the undergraduate library
We discussed possible questions and purpose of such a survey. Who
survey go to? Faculty? Students? (The questions should be
apply to many different audiences.) Suggestions for key questions to
the survey are:
- In what way is the UGLi considered in the accreditation process?
- (to faculty): Do you give students assignments that require the
library resources, and if so, which resources? [Many of us have
trend toward primary sources.]
- Do faculty expect students to study more in groups than
- How should physical space in the undergraduate library be
support the ways students work now? (e.g., group study; heavy
- What do you use the most at the undergraduate library? Faculty,
ways do you refer students to the library?
- (To faculty) What is your attitude toward the undergraduate
- What research skills should students have to prepare them to
they leave school? What should the library do to teach students these
- What are the alternatives to library research? How does the
become an attractive alternative to Google and other online research
- What undergraduate libraries offer 24/7 service? All the time,
or only at
certain times of the year?
- What library webpages do faculty and students use most often?
students and faculty be referred to library web pages? Ask
services or resources do you wish you had known about sooner?
- Are students actually more Web-savvy than older patrons?
conducting a pre-test to determine how knowledgeable students are
- Guidelines for University Libraries Published in C&RL News,
Review of guidelines are on the back burner; there are few
UGLis or for branch libraries. For UGLis, there should be a set of
outsome-based standards to fall under the guidelines for university
libraries. Perhaps there should be a staff office under ACRL
(like LOEX); the idea should be floated at Mid-Winter. Present
may be too general. They do not include quantitative guidelines for
constitutes adequate funding and staffing. There is also no
- New items for discussion:
- Docutek Eres
- Virtual reference usefulness of various programs, how to staff.
- Ebooks Cornell / Columbia / Dartmouth / Middlebury consortium
netLibrary records into their catalogs. If a title borrowed twice,
consortium automatically bought the title. They are happy with the
of this program.
- Round robin:
- Wayne State has instituted an authenticated login to get
access to resources off-campus. There are time limits to access for
- U. Texas brought up ereserves and self-checkout. They have
received funding to offer wireless access in the library and
provide laptops for checkout, and to have their tutorial translated
- U. Michigan has formed a partnership with campus computing to
seats to the computing facility. These will be more research
stations than a
computer lab. They are planning a pilot for wireless access in the
possibly in the fall.
- Purdue has merged instructional media and circulation/reserves
in order to
be more flexible. They have replaced their Checkpoint security
3M. They plan to have self-checkout by the fall.
- Cornell is planning short-term and long-term renovations,
wireless capacity. With University of Washington, they are offering a
reference chat service, and are a part of the LC Digital Reference
They are planning a weeding project and will be checking out laptops
- U. Connecticut at Storrs has created a popular reading
collection. In the
past year they have created a new position and hired an Undergraduate
Services Librarian. They have a new Checkpoint security system and
expanding their instruction space and their freshman instruction
- Kansas State has created an Information Commons space, and no
authentication is currently required. They have begun checking out
and offering virtual reference within the library.
- IU Bloomington has made available online its equipment
Equipment circulated includes laptops and digital cameras and is very
popular. They have made some changes in their circulation policies.
have instituted a freshman resource fair and ‘Food for Thought’,
food and beverages in the library for students during exam time.
They have a
position advertised for a multicultural librarian.
- U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill has temporarily relocated due
renovation. The relocation is working fairly well. When they move
the renovated library they may have new staff positions. They are
Dokutek Eres, and LLSI reference chat.
- U. California at Davis Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction is
working closely with subject specialists to collect for
have begun lending cards for wireless and have migrated to Ex Libris.
- Columbia U. will complete their renovation of the Undergraduate
(within the the Butler Library building by July 4. Next renovation
include 10 research reading rooms geared for graduate students.
Services is exploring adding video editing to its media services
History & Humanities Reference Dept is doing a self-study to
directions. The Library is iimplementing a home-grown ereserves
is beginning the process to select a new integrated library system
NOTIS. Students have asked to use university ‘flex points’ for
- U. Wisconsin Madison as instituted wireless access and laptop
camera checkout. They are participating in a freshman interest
project, with a librarian as a part of each group.
- Harvard U. has purchased 10 new laptops to checkout starting in
They are planning for wireless access in the library. They have also
contracted with Library Dynamics to provide them with a potential
list of outdated titles in their collection.
- Southern Illinois U. has a new dean coming, and a new plan for the
undergraduate library. They are increasing the number of terminals
to 100 for the fall. They are going to premiere a DVD collection
a DVD player for checkout. They are nearing the end of their
project, with increased wiring.
- UCLA is releasing on their web page the results of a survey on
competence. They are providing spill-proof mugs to students. Public
services staff wear badges indicating that they are library staff, so
students will know to ask them questions. They are
participating in an information literacy program with K-12 teachers
outreach programs. They checkout laptops, and for patrons in the
waiting for a laptop they provide beepers to let them know when a
available. Like U. Wisconsin, they are participating in student
education clusters, with a librarian assigned to each
cluster. They have instituted a ‘Music in the Rotunda’ program, with
displays of art and musical performances.