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INFOhio Users Council
Meeting Summary, June 11, 2008
NCOCC, Mansfield

Meeting called to order by Beth Hotchkiss at 10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions (Gayle Geitgey) - All Representatives in attendance introduced themselves. Departing members and new members were recognized.

Cathy Leininger was selected Secretary to the Users Council for a one-year term.

Nominations for Chair Elect - This is a two-year term and should be one of our new council members. The council is currently accepting nominations and will vote on the Chair Elect at the October meeting.

Preparing 21st Century Ohio Learners for Success: The Role of Information Literacy and Libraries - The OhioLINK / INFOhio task force has worked on a white paper entitled Learning in the 21st Century. The task force focus is on 12-13 grade learners. This task force is hoping to connect with Gov Strickland’s educational reform movements. As school librarians, we want to be part of the state school reform efforts with this push for 21st Century Information Skills.

Blackboard refresher (Gayle Geitgey) - BlackBoard is hosted at SCOCA and was demonstrated for new council members. A discussion was held to determine the most valuable usage of Blackboard and a possible listserv.

INFOhio services update (Cynthia DuChane and Terri Shutt)

2008-2009 eTech Ohio online courses include an INFOhio online course Exploring Standards-based Resources With INFOhio.

New online catalog for INFOhio-automated buildings

Symphony (library automation software upgrade)

MARC records from OCLC vs. ABRI - Change your philosophy to search the free resources - ABRI and Library of Congress first.

SchoolRooms® - Added to INFOhio home page. INFOhio electronic resources that are part of INFOsearch are now included in SchoolRooms.

Joint session with INFOhio Providers

Open to the Possibilities: INFOhio Project - State Update (Theresa Fredericka) PowerPoint [17 slides]

INFOhio Spence White Service Award presentations to Dianna Ashburn and Christina Schmoll (Theresa Fredericka)

2008-2009 Electronic Resources Update: Think INFOhio… 21st Century Tools Supporting 21st Century Learning, INFOhio Staff, revised August 4, 2008. PowerPoint [85 slides]

EBSCOhost 2.0: A Smarter Search Experience, Beginning in July 2008 (Cynthia DuChane) PowerPoint [44 slides]

Work Session: Users Council representatives worked with their ITC provider to plan for the fall meeting and fall rollout of the new Electronic Resources.

The next meeting of the Users Council is October 22, 2008, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the State Library of Ohio.


Last Updated on August 4, 2008

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