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Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services Minutes 15 November 2011

November 15, 2011
428 Library
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Members Present: Scott Walter (Chair), Pat Allen, Paula Carns, Tony Hynes, Kathleen Kern,  JoAnn Jacoby, Joe Lenkart, Geoff Ross, Robert Slater, Peggy Steele, David Ward

Members Absent: Lisa Hinchliffe, Becky Smith

1. Appointment of Note-Taker

Walter volunteered to take the minutes.

2. Additions to the Agenda

None

3. Announcements

Ward provided a brief summary of the OCLC Research Webinar on virtual reference services. The OCLC report, “Seeking Synchronicity,” is available at http://www.oclc.org/reports/synchronicity/.

4. Strategic Planning (Walter and Ward)

The Strategic Planning Task Force is preparing the final draft of the strategic planning document for EC review, and plans to submit it to EC before the end of the month.

5. Services for Graduate Students

The committee discussed the upcoming discussion of this topic with the Administrative Council and suggested the following as questions that might be posed to AC (and, through AC, to the divisions):

The committee noted the following starting points for the discussion:

There are also some units that serve a graduate and professional students audience primarily, e.g., LIS Library Services, which includes a number of resources aimed at this group, e.g.: