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January 14, 2008

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


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair; John Wagstaff, Secretary, Cindy Ingold, Bill Mischo, Michael Norman; Recording- Kim Matherly


1.   Question Time

      A personnel issue was discussed.


      Paula has met with the Provost, who has agreed to fund the RBML project (including replacement of the three pieces of HVAC equipment), the Shared Digital Repository, and the Google project.


2.   Retention matter

      This matter was discussed and the committee advised Paula of its views.


3.   Review and approval of Minutes from January 7, 2008

      Minutes were approved with changes.


4.   Call for position requests: discussion of text

      Some changes were suggested. The amended document will go out this week.


5.   Learning Commons position request

      Paula hasn’t received a revised text yet.


6.   Appointment of replacement person to Curator of Special Collections search committee

      A person was suggested. Paula will contact them and ask them to serve.


7.   Report on entrepreneurial programs for FY07 [continuation of discussion]
The committee would like to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit within the Library. Programs should be based on extending services or marketing our “brand”. The committee sees these as developing out of the things people are all ready doing. It was also suggested that the Library might want to entertain some entrepreneurial “consciousness-raising” workshops.


8.   Committee on Scholarly Communication

      The charge and membership was approved. Cindy will circulate a final version of the document.


9.   “New Service Models”: continuation of discussion [if required]

      At this time there is no new information to report.


10. Sabbatical Replacements

      The current policy, whereby a sabbatical applicant’s Division has first responsibility to find a  replacement for the applicant, should remain in place. If an applicant’s Division cannot find a replacement, he/she should refer to Scott Walter for guidance. In some instances, if a replacement cannot be found due to more than one person in a unit asking for a sabbatical at the same time, requests may have to be denied.