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Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services Minutes for 17 April 2012

April 17, 2012
428 Library
3:00 – 4:00 pm 

Members Present: Scott Walter (Chair), Pat Allen, Paula Carns, Tony Hynes, JoAnn Jacoby, Geoff Ross, David Ward

Members Absent: Lisa Hinchliffe, Kathleen Kern, Joe Lenkart, Becky Smith, Robert Slater, Peggy Steele

Guest: Susan Braxton

1. Appointment of Note-Taker

Walter volunteered to take the minutes.

2. Orientation for Interim AUL

The committee discussed the upcoming transition in leadership to the Interim AUL for User Services, including the need to review the committee’s name and charge, and to consider whether any changes are needed to membership in advance of the Summer 2012 appointment of new members by the Executive Committee.

Ward proposed that SAC and all related committees, task forces, and working groups prepare a status update for the Interim AUL on current projects. Walter will communicate this request to the Chairs of Reference Services Committee, Diversity Committee, Library Assessment Working Group, Staff Development and Training Committee, and User Education Committee. Chairs will be asked to present the status reports at the SAC meeting on May 15th.

3. Library Assessment

Braxton provided an update on LAWG activities for Kern.

LAWG is currently compiling data collected during Snapshot Day and plan to have an initial report and Web site available by the end of the month. Walter suggested that LAWG plan a presentation on Snapshot Day for an upcoming faculty meeting.

LAWG is currently conducting interviews with unit heads and team leaders involved in over a dozen New Service Models programs focusing on the manner and degree in which they are conducting assessment of services in the new units/programs/etc. LAWG hopes to complete these interviews by the end of the semester.

LAWG has postponed the implementation of LibQUAL+ in consideration of factors including the pending launch of the new Library Gateway and the arrival of the new Library Assessment Coordinator.

SAC members were asked to participate actively in the current search for a Library Assessment Coordinator, including committee meetings planned for each candidate.

4. Future of the AUL for Services Position

Finalists for the re-named “Interim AUL for User Services” position were interviewed earlier this month. The Interim AUL should be named in time to serve as Chair of SAC at its next meeting.

5. Thanks

Walter thanked the current members of the Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services, and all of their colleagues who served on the committee between 2006 – 2012, for their valuable help and advice during a period of significant change and great progress on a variety of services initiatives at the University Library.