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September 26, 2005

1:30-3 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, Lynn Wiley, Kim Reynolds, recording


1.        Review and approval of minutes from September 2, 2005

Minutes were approved with amendments.


2.        Question Time

There was discussion about the Illinois Historical Survey and how it relates to the Rare Book and Special Collections Library. Currently, the way the IHS stacks are accessed poses a potential security risk for RBSC. The Special Collections Division will be meeting to discuss alternatives.

What is the status of a spousal hire? The individual in question will be starting in January 2007 and will work with Systems and Technical Services, with a desk in Technical Services.

The Budget Group is looking at a request to replace a half-time faculty position in Slavic with a full-time LTA.  Alternatives for the positions have been suggested, and additional review will take place before a decision is made.


3.        Nominations for Honorary Degrees

Since the time is so short and no one has been nominated, this will be put on the EC calendar for next year.


4.        Peer Review Committee

A Peer Review Committee was assigned for a new faculty member.


5.        Multicultural Services position

The Committee accepted the job description as revised. It will now go to the search committee for review.


6.        ARL Assessment Report

EC discussed the need for a position (half time) focusing on assessment.  The incumbent would not only collect statistics, but evaluate what type of assessment mechanisms and categories of information should be collected.  Bob Burger will be consulted about what his office has been doing in this area and where he thinks this needs to go from here. It was suggested that a current faculty member might be able to take on this duty in addition to their current position, until such time as a new AUL for Services is appointed.


7.        Campus Strategic Planning

EC will take responsibility for developing a plan by the end of the spring semester. They will review the current strategic plan and use the input from “The Library in 2030” meeting. A SWOT analysis is due to campus in November.  EC will solicit input from the AUL’s and from the divisions.  They will plan to have a couple of open sessions so faculty and staff can provide input.

In February/March more instructions will be provided by campus for the plan, and EC will again consult AUL’s, divisions, and faculty as a whole.  EC will draft a plan that will be taken to the faculty.


8.        CAM Proposal

The Committee voted unanimously to accept this proposal.