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August 14, 2006

1:30-3:00 pm

428 Library


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


1.   Approval of the August 7 minutes

      Minutes were approved with changes.


2.   Question Time

      What is the status of staffing in Human Resources?  Paula briefly updated the committee.


3.   Acting AUL for Collections

      The committee discussed the applications which were received and provided a recommendation to the University Librarian.


4.   Continue Position Requests Discussion

      The Committee discussed a proposal from the Technical Services Division to fill a position.  Since the position was not fully sketched out in the proposal, the committee suggested that it be revised and resubmitted for further consideration at an upcoming meeting.


5.   Title Change Request

The Committee considered a request to change the title of the Librarian for Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.  While the committee was sympathetic to the request, it was denied because there was no proper way to address it within the current title structure.  The committee also discussed the possibility of redoing the University Librarian Title, to recommend that the word “Dean” be included.  It was seen as advantageous in that it would bring the Library into line with campus practices and provide a means to provide more authoritative titles of Library staff members (e.g. Development staff) functioning in role where such is needed for external relations, without recourse to using the word “Librarian,” which is restricted to the Faculty classification.