February 22, 2010
Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Bill Mischo, Vice-chair; David Ward, Secretary; Karen Hogenboom; JoAnn Jacoby; Michael Norman; Sarah Shreeves; Greg Youngen; Visitor- Betsy Kruger
1. 2:00-2:30 - Betsy Kruger - Digitization Program
Betsy discussed the current states of 5 major digitization projects. Major needs for digitization include:
2. Approve February 8, 2010 Minutes
Done by email previous to the meeting
3. Question Time
All positions are still frozen
4. Paper preparers
Potential paper preparers for Full and Associate professor cases were suggested.
5. Biology Report (Greg Youngen)
EC discussed the report and made recommendations to pass along to the implementation team. JoAnn will draft a charge for the implementation team and begin contacting potential implementation team members shortly.
6. Budget and Faculty Retirement Program Update
20 people have applied so far. The deadline is April 2nd. The budget group will meet every day that week to analyze the list of requests and the budget available for retirement payouts. On April 12 the budget group and EC will meet to discuss the Budget Group's recommendations and begin discussion of which positions the library should look to fill.
The campus program allows for the library to request to fill some of the retired positions when we turn in our final list to campus on the 14th. However, the library must have fewer people filling in behind retirements and less total salary after the program.
There is no new information on what next year's budget cuts may be.
7. Reference NSM
Not discussed; the group had its first meeting today.
8. Position Requests
9. Languages and Literature Team
Not discussed; charge was approved at the last EC meeting.
10. Faculty Governance White Papers
EC will post the combined recommendations from the 4 groups by the end of this week. The first 2 papers will be discussed at next Wednesday's Faculty meeting (3/3).
Each team will present for ~5 minutes, and then lead 20-25 minutes of discussion at the faculty meeting. Teams will be asked to track actionable items from their discussions and report these to EC.