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Library Executive Committee

July 5, 2007

2:30-4:00pm, 428 Library


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

Absent: John Wagstaff


1. Review and approval of minutes from June 28

The discussion was postponed until July 9.


2. Question Time

In response to a question concerning Excellence Hires, Paula Kaufman clarified that the program is active. Candidates must be highly qualified and able to come in with tenure. It is important that a candidate’s work relates to the Library’s strategic initiatives. These positions are entirely funded by campus.


The committee discussed two matters relating to tenure of faculty members. A rollback was approved.


Paula gave a brief update on the budget situation, in advance of the report expected by Rod Allen at the July 9 meeting. The Budget Group will meet later today and will make recommendations to EC. Among the open issues are the student wage budget and the allocation for graduate assistants.


3. Committee assignments for 2007-2008—continued

EC completed the discussion of committee assignments for 2007-2008.


4. Digital Content Creation position applications

EC endorsed an appointment for the position. Paula Kaufman will follow up on the question of where the position will be placed organizationally. EC recommended that it be placed in Technical Services.


5. Proposal for consolidation of CPLA Library with Funk ACES Library

EC discussed the proposal favorably and made several recommendations. Paula Kaufman will follow up with two academic department heads concerning the proposed changes.


6. ICR grant requests

EC approved one proposal, sent a second back for revision, and rejected a third.