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October 22, 2007

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


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Chris Prom, Vice-Chair; John Wagstaff, Secretary, Cindy Ingold, Bill Mischo, Michael Norman, Janice Pilch, Beth Woodard; Recording- Kim Matherly. Beth Sandore (AUL, IT Planning and Policy) was in attendance for item 2.


1. Review and approval of Minutes from October 8, 2007

The Minutes were approved with one small amendment.


2. Position request from Library IT

There was wide-ranging discussion of how best to use the staff in Library IT in the context of (a) need; (b) current funding opportunities; and (c) best practice (for example, how development and maintenance work should be divided up). Further information will now be sought concerning funds available in the rescission pool and elsewhere. No formal decision was taken concerning any of the positions requested.


3. Question Time

A question was asked concerning what, if anything, the library would be doing to mark the Lincoln Bicentennial in February 2009. It was noted that the library’s exhibit cases are already reserved for another exhibit. Betsy Kruger will be contacted about the possibility of a digital exhibit.


What is happening re the library’s Copyright Lawyer position? Paula reported that the position is being somewhat affected by current library funding rescission. A search may, possibly, be launched sometime early in 2008.


4. New Service Model proposals

Proposals from four divisions (Special Collections, Humanities, Social Science, and CPSA) had been distributed before the meeting. The group looking at the proposals has produced written comments on those from Special Collections, and Social Science. Proposals from Technical Services, and Life and Physical Sciences, are expected. EC discussed some of the proposals already supplied.


5. PRC for a faculty member

A PRC was chosen. Paula will contact those concerned.


6. Sabbatical Coverage

EC discussed some current difficulties in respect of covering sabbaticals for members of library staff who wished to take them. The item will appear on a future agenda.