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January 14, 2002

Present: Richard Griscom, Janis Johnston, Beth Sandore, Sue Searing, Beth Woodard, Greg Youngen and Bill Maher.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes from the January 9 meeting were approved.


It was brought to the committee’s attention that several committees' web pages need to be updated. It was agreed that updated information should be sent to the Systems Office.

Review of the Effectiveness of the Restructured Cataloging Policy Committee

EC reviewed the evaluation submitted by the CPC following a year of operation in a new, streamlined structure, along with comments from several librarians regarding its effectiveness. The EC agreed there is not enough communication coming from CPC and insufficient opportunities for input to the committee from librarians (both catalogers and public service librarians) not serving on CPC. Improving documentation and outreach, quarterly forums, different chair structure, and a list serve of those who are currently cataloging will be presented to Paula Kaufman as recommendations for improving the CPC's effectiveness. EC will recommend Paula meet with the chair of CPC. EC will revisit this issue after Paula’s report is received.

FRC Representation for Technical Services

EC considered a proposal from the Technical Services Division to appoint Barbara Henigman as its representative to the Faculty Review Committee, but to excuse her from FRC's review of annual evaluations. The reason is too few tenured faculty in the division and increased pressures on the division's work at this time. EC realized the problem with having only one tenured faculty member in a division when it is time to review faculty but had serious reservations about the proposal's impact on the fair evaluation of Technical Services librarians. The committee agreed that Technical Services will be represented in all FRC activities except the review of annual reports. EC will voice its concerns to Paula Kaufman. The issue will be addressed at a later date.

Meeting adjourned at 3:10p.m.