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Library Executive Committee

April 23, 2007

1:30-3:00, 428 Library


Present: Karen Schmidt, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair; Janice Pilch, Secretary; Tim Cole, Cindy Ingold, Michael Norman, Nancy O’Brien, Lynne Rudasill, John Wagstaff; Recording- Kim Matherly


1. Review and approval of minutes from April 10

The minutes were approved, with revisions.


2. Question Time

EC discussed the recent announcement for the position of Global Campus Librarian. Karen Schmidt confirmed that this position was developed by the UI Global Campus Initiative, and not by the UI libraries. Among the questions raised in connection with the posting are the requirements, including an MLS degree, that are typical for faculty positions, but are listed for a position at the AP level.


EC discussed the status of grant-funded appointments and services.


Karen announced that the Provost will propose to the Board of Trustees that Paula Kaufman’s title be changed to “University Librarian and Dean of Libraries.”


EC discussed the status of the AUL for Collections search. Interviews are expected to be scheduled in May and June.


Karen Schmidt and Janis Johnston are drafting a document to clarify the Law Library’s new promotion and tenure and annual review procedures.


3. Search Committee for position of Digital Resources and Reference Services Librarian

EC made recommendations for the composition of the committee.


4. Review of position descriptions: Emerging Technologies Librarian and Web Content Coordinator and RBML curator

EC reviewed the job description for the Emerging Technologies Librarian and Web Content Coordinator position and made suggestions for revision.


The position description for the RBML curator position was approved.


5. Large Scale Digitization Working Group— Building and sustaining capacity for digitization


EC discussed the staffing and infrastructure needs of the Large Scale Digitization Working Group. Large-scale digitization is a high priority for the Library, and we are committed to finding solutions for long-term positions and for managing the creation of and access to the content.


6. Proposal on evaluation of visiting faculty

Nancy O'Brien and Michael Norman, members of the Executive Committee Task Group on Evaluation of Visiting Academic Staff, presented a Proposal for Establishing Guidelines for Evaluation of Visiting Academic Professionals and Faculty in the UIUC Library. EC discussed the proposal and recommended that it be forwarded to the faculty for comments, with a deadline of May 15. Based on feedback, EC will develop a policy document. 


7. Access Services Merger Proposal

The discussion was postponed.


8. Process for review of AUL goals

The discussion was postponed


9. EC and AC—what is the role of each group

The discussion was postponed


10. Feedback on Policy for Awarding Emeritus/Emerita Status

The discussion was postponed