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Library Executive Committee

December 7, 2006

1:30-3:00, 428 Library


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

Absent: Tim Cole,


1. Interim CPLA Position

EC met with two candidates for the position of Interim Head of the City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library.  This position will run from December 2006 through August 15, 2008.  After discussing with both individuals, EC made a recommendation regarding the appointment of this position.  


2. Review and Approval of Minutes from November 27

The minutes were approved with one correction.


3. Question Time

There was a question about funding for the gaming initiative in the Library. Karen said that some of the games will be coming from a research project headed by Dmitri Williams, a faculty member in Speech Communication; that some of the money is coming from Undergrad; and that a donor has also provided money for this collection. David Ward is buying games from EB Games.  EB Games is also supplying strategy guides to the library at no charge.  A small group of library faculty is working on a 5 year plan to delineate what the gaming initiative will include.  Karen emphasized that this collection would support the research aspects of gaming.

      Process Regarding Position Requests

EC briefly discussed the process for making decisions about the position requests we have received.  Karen will work with the staff in her office to put all of the requests in a chart .  We also decided to place all of the requests on the EC web page. Karen will email individuals who made requests to make sure this is okay.


4. ICR Requests

Discussion postponed until next meeting.


5. Next Steps for Promotion and Tenure

Discussion postponed until next meeting.


6. Learning Commons Proposal Update

Discussion postponed until next meeting