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Executive Committee Minutes May 24, 2010


Executive Committee



May 24, 2010


428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Bill Mischo, Vice-chair; Sarah Shreeves; Karen Hogenboom; John Wagstaff; Michael Norman, recording

Guest: Marek Sroka


1.                  Marek Sroka - Literatures and Languages Implementation Report

Marek presented the report and encouraged the committee to act on the implementation quickly.  Discussion touched on various aspects of the report including the new date for the merger, most effective way to move the collections, placement of the service desk in new configured space, using uniform criteria of what to keep at new site and what to send to Main Stacks or high density storage facility, and using metrics for assessing future decisions and planning. A call for comments on the Literatures and Languages Report went out on May 18th and these will be discussed, in conjunction with the report, at a later EC meeting.


2.                 Approve May 20, 2010 Minutes

Minutes were approved with changes.


3.                 Question Time

We need to make sure agendas of the Committee's meetings are being posted to EC website.


What is the final timeline of the early retirements and separations? The separation/retirement forms began to come in during the first two weeks of May. Once Paula has signed off on them, they go to the Provost then to the employee, who has 45 days to return the forms to the Provost. The Budget Group will meet in June to discuss positions impacted by these early separations and retirements.


What happens now that the campus has not renewed contract with RTG? How does this impact the Library? RTG is in the process of finishing their projects with the Library within the next month. It was suggested that a discussion about RTG occur at a future Library Faculty meeting to go over the positives and negatives of the working together over the past several years.


4.                 IT and Digital Life Cycle Activities

This report is not ready yet, and will be deferred to the June 14th meeting.


5.                 Faculty Governance White Paper Action Items

Additional discussion will occur at the next meeting.