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Executive Committee



Executive Committee

Monday, September 9, 2002
1:30-3:00pm

428 Library

 

Present:  Paula Kaufman (chair), Lisa German, Dick Griscom, Janis Johnston, Bill Maher, Beth Sandore, Leslie Troutman, Beth Woodard

 

1.  Barbara Jones – Pending request to fill RBSC position

     Barbara gave a brief description of the job duties for each position in the Rare Book Library.  Then she described the activities that would have to be eliminated if the position was not filled.

 

     After discussion the EC made suggestions for a search committee for the position.

 

2.  Approval of minutes from 26 August 2002

     Changes will be made and the minutes will be redistributed.

 

3.  Question Time

Maher - UCITA is going to be experiencing a major push in the next legislative sessions.  The Library might want to make a formal approach to the University Office of Government Relations to prepare to take a position on the bill.  The Library as an institution that does licensing and has licenses imposed on it has a vested interest in this.  It would be reasonable for us to make a case to Government Relations that the University might want to try to work to discourage this legislation.  Perhaps we should approach the Government Relations office and ask someone there to look into the issue and let them know the Library has a concern and it’s necessary that the Library prepare a statement

 

Kaufman-UCITA will be put on the next EC agenda for discussion.  Rick Schell should be approached.  The ILA legislative committee, that has been active on the UCITA issue, will have a new chair and we should check what their strategy is.  Maryland and Virginia have passed the legislation.

 

http://www.ucitaonline.com/ has information from the State Legislature’s homepage.

http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/ucitapg.html is the resource page from ARL.

 

4.  Replacement of Tina Chrzastowski on RPC

     Lura Joseph will replace Tina.

 

5.  FRC request for a review of the pre-tenure evaluation and mentoring process

     -formalize the roll of the UL in the process

     -workshop to talk about what should be included in the evaluation

     -better training for writing the evaluation

     -who the reviewers are and how feedback is given

     -possibly do a better visiting committee report in lieu of the annual report

     -possible interim solution

     -template to help get the needed information

     -some members from FRC & PTA will meet to talk about the process and how it can best be handled