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Advisory Committee to the
Associate University Librarian for User Services

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Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services Minutes 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
428 Library
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Members Present: Scott Walter (Chair), Pat Allen, Tony Hynes, JoAnn Jacoby, Joe Lenkart, Geoff Ross, Robert Slater, Peggy Steele

Members Absent: Paula Carns, Lisa Hinchliffe, Kathleen Kern, Becky Smith, David Ward

1. Appointment of Note-Taker

Walter volunteered to take the minutes.

2. Additions to the Agenda


3. Announcements


4. Introduction of New Members

New committee members (Lenkart, Ross) were introduced.

5. Discussion of Activities in Committee Scope

Committee members engaged in a brief discussion of the type of work pursued by this committee, both historically and more recently, and of how SAC may refer an item to a more functionally-focused committee (e.g., User Education Committee, Staff Development and Training Committee), or complement the work of another policy-making committee (e.g., CAPT).

6. Planning for Service Continuity

Allen shared with the committee a discussion originating in the Life Sciences Division regarding the need to plan for service continuity in light of expected retirements among the faculty and staff. The committee discussed the limitations of the current model that depends primarily on position request initiation from within the division, as well as the benefit that might accrue if we were able to allocate sufficient funds from the academic pool to allow for new appointments to begin prior to the departure of the incumbent in order to ensure improved transmission of institutional knowledge. Walter suggested that this would be a good topic for EC discussion, both in terms of the current review of divisional structure and in terms of academic hiring plans and procedures. Walter will communicate these concerns and suggestions to EC.

7. Snapshot Day 2012

Slater noted that Snapshot Day 2012 is an SAC project that we should begin planning earlier in the year. Library Snapshot Day is scheduled for April 2012 .