Agenda items include sessions on copyright issues in higher education, MnPALS Plus version 2, Web-Scale Discovery, RDA changes affecting record display in OPAC/MnPALS Plus, SubjectsPlus, and online library instruction.
2013-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include PALSdiscover, EZproxy and StarID, the MnPALS Plus Working Group Report, and elections: Community Colleges selected Rachel Wightman; State Government Libraries selected Betsy Haugen; and State Universities selected Robin Ewing.
There were not enough presenters to do a full Reference and Instruction Workday, so the "workday" consisted of two online sessions during the week of March 26, 2012. Sessions included an introduction to the PALS Universe and an open discussion about Reference Collections.
2012-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include the mobile version of MnPALS Plus, LibData and LibStats, and elections: Pam Sukalski (Southwest Minnesota State University for State Universities; Jim Parsons (St. Ben’s/St. John’s) for Private Colleges and Universities; Lisa Forslund (North Hennepin Community College) for a 1-year term, and Jennie Simning (Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park) for a 2-year term for the MnSCU Two-year Colleges.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Presentation
The presentation covered the 2011 Reference and Instruction Workday agenda, the new PALS website, PALSconnect, Aleph version 20, PALSevergreen, the MnPALS Future Interest Group, and MnPALS Plus enhancements.
Agenda items include the University of Minnesota's Scholarly Communication Collaborative, resources on the legislative website, information literacy for students, adapting PALS library services for mobile devices, staffing models for Reference, and implementing Summon at Normandale Community College.
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Mobile Devices PALS Products
The presentation discussed the various PALS services available on mobile devices and ways that other libraries are successfully using mobile interfaces and apps. New functionalities were also introduced, such as PALSconnect Linker, ERM, and PALSevergreen.
2011-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Topics discussed include labeling streaming videos, new MARC tags for RDA, and elections: Amanda Bolland, Bethany Lutheran College, and Travis Dolence, MSU Moorhead volunteered for the two At Large Member positions. The volunteers were approved by acclamation. Motions passed: Change the wording when ILL requests are submitted to “Request created successfully. Check Your Borrowing Record for more information.” The next item was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC when ILL items are intransit between libraries from “Intransit/Sublibrary” to “ILL.” The final item on the PALS report was a recommendation to change the language in the OPAC from “Print Book” to “Printed Book.”
2011-4 Reference and Instruction Workday Reference Source Eval
The document is meant to walk students through the process of locating and evaluating references for research projects at Concordia College. It includes instructions on how to search the MnPALS Plus online catalog.
2008-10 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Discussion on reconfiguring OPAC display order, adding 880 MARC fields for alternate characters to edit-doc-999 for display in OPAC. Bobby Bothman would like them to appear in main record display. Examples are: ocm138759778 ocm184986922 ocm36661830 ocm60609011.
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