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June 29, 2006

3:30-5:00 pm

230B Library


Present: Paula Kaufman-chair, Lynne Rudasill-vice-chair, Chris Prom-secretary, Tim Cole, Cindy Ingold, Kathleen Kluegel, Nancy O'Brien, Lynn Wiley, Kim Reynolds-recording


1.        Review and approval of minutes from June 15

Minutes were approved as submitted.


2.        Question Time

What is the status of negotiations with local 698?  They are ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.


How did the Budget Group decide to allocate additional library budgeted amounts?  It has been allocated according to EC's recommendation with most of it going to Collections and Facilities.  A portion of the amount for collections will be allocated to E-resources support, for one or two positions.


A question was asked regarding the possibility of campus instituting a library fee.  It is being studied further at the campus level.


University Administration is considering a proposal for  the use of $200,000 for 'Illinois Harvest,' which is a proposed service to create a portal for Illinois citizens to access library resources that we've created or digitized.


3.        HPNL Staffing Request

The position request was approved by a majority of the committee members.


4.        Evaluation of Visiting Faculty, request from AUL's

This will be added to the parking lot.


5.        IT Advisory Committee Charge



6.        Peer Review Committee Assignments

New assignments were made.


7.        ICR Fund Requests

The Collection of Spanish Plays Grant and the Theatre Print Digitization and Information Literacy proposal were both approved. The committee had questions about the other proposals. Paula will contact the PIs and bring back more information to the Committee.