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Executive Committee Minutes October 4, 2010


Executive Committee



October 4, 2010


428 Library


Present: Paula Kaufman, chair; David Ward, vice-chair; Greg Youngen, secretary; Paula Carns; Karen Hogenboom; JoAnn Jacoby, Bill Mischo; Chris Prom; Sarah Shreeves; Visitors, Beth Sandore, Tom Teper, Scott Walter; Recording, Kim Matherly


1.                  Approve minutes from September 29

Minutes were approved with changes.


2.                 Question Time

EC developed an agenda to discuss with the AULs. EC also developed a response to the NSM Reference Team's report, noting several issues it wants the Team to address.


 In response to a request to review the IT restructuring plan, EC determined that it should not be involved in internal IT restructuring plans; units can make necessary changes..


3.                 2:00 - AULs - Discussion on Support Following Tenured Faculty Discussion

EC discussed both the idea of a new Coordinator for Research position and the future of PRCs with the AULs. Several ideas were discussed and EC asked for the AULs continuing support in developing plans for helping faculty develop sound research methodologies and identifying opportunities for reporting their results. These issues will be brought up at a future faculty meeting for input so that implementation can happen by August 2011.


4.                 Coordinator for Research position (temporary appointment)

Discussed with AULs above.


5.                 Future of PRCs

Discussed with AULs above.


6.                 CAPT

Deferred to another meeting.


7.                 Committee Reviews

Deferred to another meeting.


8.                Head of Literatures and Languages responses

EC gave its recommendation to Paula who will talk with each of the candidates.