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Monday, 27 August 2001

****DRAFT-REVISED 9/5/01****

Present: Paula Kaufman, chair, Dick Griscom, Janis Johnston, Beth Sandore, Sue Searing, Leslie Troutman, Beth Woodard, Greg Youngen

Absent: Bill Maher

1. Approve minutes of the 13 August 2001 meeting.

The minutes of the August 13, 2001 meeting were approved as revised. Additional revisions will be made to the August 17, 2001 minutes and they will be presented at the next meeting for approval.

2. Question time.

Where are we with the Endeavor negotiations? The negotiations are ongoing, and Paula is receiving regular reports on their progress.

3. Elect officers for AY2001/02.

Vice-Chair; Beth Sandore

Secretary: fall semester, Dick Griscom; spring semester, Sue Searing

4. Internship opportunity

The Mortenson Center and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) are developing an internship program at the Mortenson Center for a mid-career North American librarian. This librarian will be working closely with the Mortenson Center on the South African project. The goal of the project is to develop leadership capabilities in South African librarians. The internship will last a total of ten weeks, eight weeks here and two weeks in South Africa.

The Executive Committee discussed a proposal for a similar internship for a UIUC librarian. Searing and Johnston will work with the Mortenson Center librarians to delineate the desired outcomes and activities for such an internship.

5. The upcoming year's work

  1. Discussion of EC priorities for 2001-02 centered on several broad themes:

It was decided that at the end of each meeting the EC would determine which items they would like more input on and send them out to the faculty for comments before the next meeting. Also, EC will occasionally present some issues for further discussion at faculty meetings.

At the next meeting the focus will be on specific projects and priorities within these broad themes.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 3:00pm.