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July 31, 2006

3:00-4:30 pm

428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman-chair, Lynne Rudasill-vice-chair, Chris Prom-secretary, Jane Block, Tim Cole, Cindy Ingold, Kathleen Kluegel, Nancy O’Brien, Karen Schmidt, Lynn Wiley, Kim Matherly-recording


1.         Approve minutes from July 12

            Approved as corrected.


2.         Question Time

Where do we stand regarding requests for Modern Languages position requests? There is a French GA request pending. This will go back to the budget group for reconsideration.


Tech Services Division currently has an interim coordinator; Lynn Wiley.  The Division will need to recommend a permanent coordinator.  EC discussed whether untenured librarians may serve as division coordinator. There are no specific by-laws about this although past practice has been to ask only tenured librarians to serve in this role, for several reasons. In addition, EC noted FRC also has an open position which means that Lynn and the one other tenured faculty member will need to split the position. EC recommended that these positions should be taken on temporarily until there are other tenured faculty in the division.


Are there a finite number of rollbacks a faculty member can be granted? Yes, two, and they must occur in separate years


There is concern by some individuals in the library regarding the changes (Paula temporarily leaving, what will happen with collections with Karen becoming Acting UL, Beth’s temporary departure, and the new AUL for Services.) Karen will address these issues in the State of the Library talk on September 5.


Paula updated the committee on the status of the AUL for Services search.


3.         Rollback request

            The Committee agreed a rollback should be requested from the Provost.


4.         PRC replacement

A replacement was suggested. Paula will contact the person to see if they are willing to serve.


5.         Campus P&T committee nominations

The Committee recommended a faculty member. Paula will send the name forward to the Provost’s office.


6.         Continue Committee assignments

Committee assignments were completed. Paula will be contacting individuals to serve.


7.         Position Requests

Position requests were discussed.  One search committee was assigned, and discussion will continue at the next meeting.