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Executive Committee

Monday, February 23, 2004, 1:30-3:00

428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman (chair), Lisa German, Dick Griscom, Bill Maher, Bill Mischo, Lynne Rudasill, Lynn Wiley, Beth Woodard, Visitors – Mary Mallory, Dana Wright


1. Diversity committee proposal discussion – Mallory, D. Wright

Dana and Mary discussed the proposal to have a Diversity Committee in the library. The Committee felt that the proposal should be brought to a faculty meeting in order for it to be a part of a broader discussion about diversity goals of the library.


2. Latina/Latino Discussion – D. Wright

Dana discussed the Latina/Latino report entitled “Latinas/os at the University of Illinois: A History of Neglect and Strategies for Improvement, 1992-2002” authored by the Chancellor’s Committee on Latina/o Issues. The Committee talked about recruitment and retention as well as collections and services. Paula will draft a response to the Chancellor’s request for an action plan for becoming more inclusive with respect Latina/o students, faculty, and staff and also vendors and service providers. She will send it out to the Committee for input. The Committee thanked Dana for facilitating our discussion.


3. Approval of the minutes

Minutes were approved with one correction.


4. Question time

Question: How are the Target of Opportunity requests coming?

The Target of Opportunity applications will be ready to go to the Provost today.


Question: What is the process for getting 3Y reference letters back after the due date?

Kim will contact the references as the due date approaches.


Question: Have any library faculty been put forward to be on the selection committee for a new President?

Nancy O’Brien’s name has been put forward to serve on the committee to select the new President by the Faculty Senate. Paula thanked Bill Maher for helping with names to put

forth from the library.


5. PTA Chair (Lisa German and Lynn Wiley excused themselves from the discussion)

The committee nominated Lynn Wiley and she agreed to serve.


6. Decision on Labor Library Staffing recommendation or rather, the Commerce Library staffing recommendation since Commerce is going to become responsible for the Labor Library.

After discussion the committee recommended that a ½ time Academic Professional be advertised for the Commerce Library.


7. Digital Services job description

The Committee made some suggestions about the job description. The suggestions will be given to the search committee and the Committee asked that the job description be brought back to EC.