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Advisory Committee to the Associate University Librarian for Services Minutes 11-02-2010

November 2, 2010
428 Library
9:00 - 10:00 pm 

Members Present: Scott Walter (Chair), Susan Avery, Paula Carns, Kirstin Dougan, Lisa Hinchliffe, Tony Hynes, JoAnn Jacoby, Lynne Rudasill, Robert Slater, Becky Smith

Members Absent: Pat Allen, Peggy Steele

1. Appointment of Note-Taker

Walter volunteered to take the minutes.

2. Additions to the Agenda


3. Announcements


4. Recommendation of new LAWG member (Walter)

Committee discussed names of potential addition to LAWG to replace Jacoby, who has resigned owing to new demands of her position as Interim Head, RRGIS. Dougan will follow up with individuals suggested for membership to determine willingness to serve. =

5. LAWG Update (Dougan)

Dougan reviewed current LAWG activities, including planning for potential LibQUAL Lite implementation in 2011, and READ Scale pilot. Committee discussed issues related to READ pilot, including requirements to share data as part of ongoing development of the instrument, and difficulty in confirming interest by READ developer in our participation in the program.

6. Assessment of "Outsourced Services"

Continuing discussion from October meeting, the committee reiterated concerns that a comprehensive set of expectations regarding the provision of services be incorporated into future agreements between the Library and other institutions with which we collaborate to address human resource needs. Committee members expressed support, more generally, for the idea that a more fully-developed set of professional expectations be articulated for Library faculty and staff in subject specialist, and other public service positions and noted the recent work done in this area by CIC colleagues at Minnesota <>. Walter will consult with the Dean regarding bringing this discussion to the attention of the Executive Committee, and SAC members also serving on EC may do the same.

7. Post-Meeting Note: ISS Request for 24/7 Service (Walter)

The Illinois Student Senate has continued its drive to establish longer hours of service in the Undergraduate Library. A resolution to this effect, and advising the Library/IT Fee Advisory Committee to allocate funds to this end, will come before ISS membership later this month.