Library Committee Handbook

Executive Committee



Executive Committee Meeting

 

Minutes - February 22, 2005

Main Library - Room 428


 
Present:  Paula Kaufman (Chair), Bill Mischo (Vice-Chair), Lynne Rudasill (Secretary), Kimberley Reynolds (Recording), Jane Block, Cindy Ingold, Janis Johnston, Kathleen Kluegel, William Maher, Lynn Wiley

1.    Minutes of the January 24 Executive Committee meeting -

       Changes were discussed and the minutes were approved with changes.



2.    Minutes of the February 10, Special Meeting of the Executive Committee -

       Changes were discussed and the minutes were approved with changes.

 

3.    Question Time -

       Nominees for the OCLC Members Council were discussed and Lynn Wiley was nominated unanimously to go forward.

 

       It's time to evaluate the AULs. Bill Mischo as the Vice Chair of EC will oversee the process.

In answer to a question concerning review of librarians with library-wide positions who are not AULs, it was suggested that Bob Burger be contacted by the Division(s) interested in suggesting such a review.

 

A change in the election dates for FRC and PTA was discussed as well as the calendar for both committees.  Cindy Ingold and Lynn Wiley will draft new dates.

 

       It was recommended that anyone new to the Peer Review Committee Process receive an orientation

from FRC and PTA before they begin their duties.  This is particularly important for individuals hired with tenure.

 

       Tim Cole and Bob Burger are working on guidelines for the Peer Review of Tenured Faculty.

 

       It was suggested that the master calendar be consulted before setting meetings so not too many things are scheduled the same week.

 

       The ARL Leadership Workshop went very well. There were 21 participants who worked on a variety of scenarios.


4.    Discussion of Spousal Hire -

This individual's qualifications mesh very well with some of our needs, primarily in training and web development and tech services. The Committee approved the hire as an academic professional, Electronic Access Specialist reporting to both Technical Services and the Library Systems Office.  The Library will be responsible for 1/3 of the individual's salary.

      

5.    John "Bud" Velde Professorship -

Paula Kaufman reiterated the plans for the Velde monies. The Committee suggested that the endowment income be used to support preservation activities (including purchase of equipment, supplies, outsourcing of materials) library-wide, and for the acquisition of rare materials, the inauguration and maintenance of a fellowship program for visiting scholars, and the hiring of graduate assistants for the Rare Book Room.   Paula indicated a need to get this proposal prepared and sent to the Provost's Office.

 

6.    GSLIS/Library Shared Faculty Proposal -

       GSLIS and Library met to outline policy and procedures.  Paula will forward the document to the Library faculty.

 

7.    Discussion of Comments at February 16 Faculty Meeting -

       The Committee began discussion of the comments from the Faculty meeting. The discussion will continue at the next EC meeting.