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Minutes of the Library Executive Committee December 17, 2009

Executive Committee

December 17, 2009
428 Library

Present: Paula Kaufman, Chair; John Wagstaff, Secretary; Karen Hogenboom; JoAnn Jacoby; Michael Norman; David Ward; Visitor-Paula Carns; Kim Matherly, recording

1.  11:30 -Paula Carns to discuss LAC Librarian position

Paula discussed the position and answered questions.

2.  Approve December 7, 2009 Minutes

Minutes were approved with changes.

3.  Question Time

An emergency meeting of the Deans with the President will take place today at 1:00pm.

Where are we with the TOP hire? It has been sent to the Provost's office.

There will be a conference call with Google after the first of the year to discuss the project that will start this summer.

The 3 rd module of Oak Street has been approved, but we don't know when the construction will start.

Paula met with the Chancellors Capital Campaign Committee. They approved an automated storage and retrieval box.

4.  Reference Services Team Charge

The committee discussed the best way for this team to move forward. A broad overview may be the best way to start. What is the role of general reference in the Library? What's the specialty of general reference and does it need a specialty? How do we define General reference with reference services throughout the building? The committee also suggested membership. David, JoAnn and Kathleen Kern will rework the charge and send it back to EC.

5.  Government Services Team

The committee made some suggestions. David will rework the charge and bring it back to the committee.

6.  Position Requests

     a.  Head, Preservation

     b.  CAS Main Stacks Manager

     c.  CAS Patron Services Manager

     d.  Interim Head, CAS

     e.  LAC Librarian

     f.  Japanese Librarian

     g.  Middle Eastern Librarian

     h.  Psychology/Social Work Librarian

The committee discussed the positions and will continue to discuss them at future meetings.