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Executive Committee Minutes June 7, 2010


Executive Committee



June 7, 2010


428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; Bill Mischo, Vice-chair; David Ward, Secretary; Sarah Shreeves; Karen Hogenboom; Greg Youngen

Guests: Paula Carns, Kathleen Kern


1.                  1:30-Kathleen Kern, Paula Carns-Reference Services Team Report


EC discussed Item 5 from the charge ("Define a model for leadership, coordination and professional development of reference services

throughout the Library"), with Kathleen and Paula.  They will take the EC feedback to the rest of the NSM group to help in formulating the final report.  EC also asked for the report to include more specifics on what types of high-level consultation and other information services that subject specialists will provide under the group's model.  This should include describing how high level, interdisciplinary research assistance can occur in a more seamless manner for the patron.


EC asked the group to present the item for discussion at the July 21st Faculty meeting.


2.                 Approve May 24, 2010 Minutes


Approved with minor changes.


3.                 Question Time


Services Advisory Committee asked EC to consider a public engagement coordinator.  EC was not in favor of this, and recommended that given scarce personnel resources the work be handled in other ways, such as the existing SAC working group.  Paula will report back to SAC directly on suggestions for public engagement activities.


4.                 Data Curation at July 21 Faculty Meeting


The Reference NSM will be discussed at the July 21st faculty meeting instead of Data Curation.


EC will formulate questions for discussion of future EC topics rather than a report on past EC agenda items for the July 21st meeting as well.


5.                 4Y Candidates


The FRC reports were discussed.


6.                 20% Reduction Recommendations: Core Principles


Not Discussed


7.                 Faculty White Paper Update

a.     Next steps for implementation


Only 2 responses were received in the call for priorities.


EC implemented the first action item (Faculty Meeting Changes).  An agenda committee will be formed consisting of the Faculty Secretary, an EC member, and an at-large faculty member, preferably from outside the main library/UGL.   This group will draft a document outlining criteria for agendas and agenda items by the next faculty meeting.  Long term, the group will solicit new agenda items, and make sure all discussion items match the criteria for faculty meeting agendas.