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October 27, 2008


428 Library

Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Bill Mischo, Vice-chair; Michael Norman, Secretary; Karen Hogenboom; Chris Prom; JoAnn Jacoby; Beth Woodard; Greg Youngen; Kim Matherly, recording


1.     Questions

The Committee discussed a personnel issue.


The Committee discussed the CAPE nominations. We have one nomination that will go forward.


2.    Minutes from October 13, 2008

Minutes are approved as is.


3.    Positions Discussion

In light of the budget discussions, the committee looked at each position they had previously agreed to fund to decide if we should continue to go forward with the searches at this time considering upcoming budget constraints this year and into the next fiscal year. The Committee decided not to fund the German, Scandinavian, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature Specialist and will investigate other internal avenues for filling this need. The Committee did decide to continue with the Head of Undergraduate Library, the Instructional Services Librarian, the Systems Engineer and the PLAD positions. The Committee discussed other options for filling some of the other positions on the Position Priorities list and will continue brainstorming about these at future meetings.


4.    Area and International Studies Team

The Committee approved this charge and will post it to the website for comments.


5.    Scholarly Commons Report (including comments)

The report was accepted. The committee will talk about ways to implement the recommendations at future meetings.


6.    Digital Content Life Cycle Management Report (including comments)

This has been deferred to the next meeting.


7.    Unit Heads Proposal

This has been deferred to the next meeting.