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August 7, 2006

1:30-3:00 pm

428 Library


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


1.   Approval of the July 31 minutes

      Minutes were approved with changes.


2.   Question Time

      Committee appointment requests were sent out by Paula. A few small changes were made.


3.    Academic Hires for Illinois Harvest Project

Tim Cole requested the appointment of 2.0 FTE visiting academic appointments in connection with portal development for the Illinois Harvest Proposal.  The Proposal has been accepted and approved by campus; it includes funding for these positions.  The Committee approved the job descriptions and search waiver for the positions.


4.   Continue Position Requests Discussion

      The Committee looked at positions further and will revisit them again in the future, confirming that the Music User Education Position, Visiting German, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Specialist, Media Preservation Coordinator had been approved.  The committee was also informed that funding had been identified to pay the benefits for the Special Collections Conservator (the salary is funded by the Mellon endowment).


5.   Beth's note re: future of DSD

      The Committee discussed a proposal from the AUL for IT Policy and Planning (Beth Sandore) and will continue to discuss it at the next meeting.


6.   Acting title permanent

      The committee approved a request to remove the word “Acting” from Janice Pilch’s title, making her “Head of Acquisition Section, Slavic and East European Library.”


7.   Full Committee PTA's

      This issue has already been resolved.