Library Executive Committee
October 30, 2006
12:00-1:30, 428 Library
Present: Karen Schmidt, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair, Cindy Ingold, Secretary, Tim Cole, Michael Norman, Nancy O’Brien, Janice Pilch, Lynne Rudasill, Recording - Kim Matherly
Absent: John Wagstaff
1. Review and Approval of Minutes from October 23, 2006
Minutes were approved with changes.
2. Question Time
There was a question about whether Betsy Kruger should have Acting listed in her role as coordinator for the large scale digitization project. EC recommended that the word acting be removed, since Betsy is not filling a previous position and these responsibilities are an add-on to her current responsibilities within Central Circulation and Bookstacks.
Karen informed EC that the Library has been subpoenaed by McGraw Hill in relationship to the Google digitization project. Karen has referred this to Marcia Rotunda in the Office of University Counsel.
At a recent meeting Karen had with her counterparts from UIC and UIS, it was suggested that the three libraries work together to hire an attorney for copyright and licensing issues.
Karen informed EC that the Provost has hired Ron Gill with a company called RTG to do organizational coaching with colleges and units on campus. Karen has agreed to Ron Gill’s group interviewing individuals from EC and AC. This will take place over the next few months.
3. Funding for Research Information Specialist in LSO
EC discussed a request to reallocate funding for 50% of one of the research programmers in LSO from revenue from the libprint account to the permanent library budget. EC recommended a formal position request be submitted, which would include how the libprint money might be used if the position is funded 100% from the library budget.
EC also recommended that Karen send a reminder to LIBFAC about the deadline for position requests. In the reminder, Karen should indicate that individuals who submitted requests in the spring which were not funded resubmit an updated request or at the very least remind EC that they have a pending request.
4. Future of DSD/Thoughts on our Digital Future
EC recommended that the Library fill the head of Digital Services and Development internally on an interim appointment. Karen will send out a call to LIBFAC. The deadline for submission is November 22, with the position running from December 1 through July 1, 2007.
5. Large Scale Digitization Working Group Charge
EC approved the charge and emphasized that the group continue in some incarnation, even after the special funding is expended. The charge, membership, and term limits of group members will be reconsidered after June 30, 2007.
6. IDEALS Administrative Reorganization
EC endorsed the proposed reorganization. We also gave feedback on the membership of the proposed IDEALS Advisory Committee.
7. Proposal for Position of Librarian for Interdisciplinary Initiatives
EC did not endorse this proposal.