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January 7, 2008

1:30-3:00 p.m., 428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair; John Wagstaff, Secretary, Tim Cole, Bill Mischo, Michael Norman, Janice Pilch, Beth Woodard; Recording- Kim Matherly


1.   Review and approval of Minutes from December 21, 2007

      Minutes were approved with changes.


2.   Question Time

      A question was asked about the RBML stacks environment where, apparently, there have been some problems over the years, caused in part by excessive humidity in the RBML stacks. Three pieces of very expensive air-handling equipment now need to be replaced.


3.   Colloquium committee appointments

      Appointments were suggested. Paula will contact the individuals and ask them to serve.


4.   PRC change for a faculty member

      Several names were put forward. Paula will move this forward.


5.   Exhibits Committee appointment

      One member of the committee needed to be replaced. A name was suggested. Paula will contact the person concerned.


6.   "Library Services for the 21st Century" [formerly "New Service Models" item]. Continuation of discussion

§         Members from the Budget + Group have met with John Hoffmann to develop a potential plan for the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections.

§         Gov Docs has agreed to consolidate their service point with reference's service point on a pilot basis. They've also suggested that Map and Geography use the same service point.

§         Tom Teper is developing a charge for a Stacks Working Group, and will submit possible names for membership

§         The City Planning consolidation with ACES is going forward. Sue Searing is chairing the team.

§         The scholarly commons task force charge has been sent out. The group will be meeting with faculty for discussions.

§         The architectural group has had one meeting where they mostly discussed UGL. The NSMs will feed the work the architects are doing.


7.   Learning Commons position request

      Following EC's earlier discussion of this position request it had been referred to Scott Walter, who had come back with a revised description. There was extensive discussion of what to do next, since there is still disagreement over a final text of the request. EC's view is that the position needs to be more broadly defined, so that the impression is not given that it mainly/solely concerns the Undergraduate Library.


8.   Report on entrepreneurial programs for FY07 - continuation of discussion

      This item was deferred to another meeting.


9.   Committee on Scholarly Communication

      This item was deferred to another meeting.


10.  Rollback request

      Paula has no new information.