Time and Location of Meeting
December 12, 2012
Agenda not yet available.
IAS Faculty Staff Meeting Minutes 12/6/2012
In Attendance: Adamczyk, Lenkart, Batoma, Oono, Qi, Kagan, Miller, Thacker, Witt, Condill, Hussein , Tartakovsky, P.Carns, Pfeiffer
- Welcome Laila.
- Setsuko has taken a position at Princeton, so Japanese reference questions are to be referred to:
- Steve Witt
- Yuriko Oono
- Ryuta Komaki
Holiday Library Closings: review of dates and procedures
- All questions should be addressed to Steve and Debora
- Office and furniture moves
- Mara and Laila are moving to Room 331
- Lynne and Atoma will be in Room 329 by the start of spring semester
- There is still a lot of material on carts which needs to be cleaned up by 12/17
- Antonio Sotomayor will arrive December 17.
- Tom Teper has said that the UIUC Library has a contract with Adam Matthew (UK)
http://www.ampltd.co.uk/ and new materials will be available Spring 2013.
(Adam Matthew Publications is a scholarly publisher, making available original manuscript collections, rare printed books and other primary source material for the humanities and social sciences.)
- Much of the material acquired is related to IASL.
- Most material is in English. Very little for Slavic.
- Savvy Researcher: We need a volunteer to organize a session to teach people how to use the scanners, film, and fiche readers.
- Joe Lenkart and Jan Adamczyk have volunteered to do this.
Holiday potluck: December 13th from 11am-1pm in 323c.
- Wiki sign up for the bringing of food and for set up and clean up.
Antonio’s welcome lunch: December 17. Meet up at 11:45am at IASL or go right to IU Ballroom.
- NSM Assessment: IASL pre-dated assessment.
- We need a working group to coordinate the assessment of IASL services.
- Room 313: group consultation/ study room..
- Working group needed to design a plan for this room.
- For patrons?
- For reference, consultations?
- Reference and User Services Working Group has not meet recently, but at the last meeting:
- Use of IASL squirrel mail was discussed.
- International Games Day: Dec. 6
- Arrangements made for quiet spaces for regular patrons who need to study:LLL and HPNL
- Therapy Dogs Session #2: December 17
- Fish tank (exhibit case): therapy dogs around the world?
- Next meeting of Outreach group in the spring
- No Librarians Live in December
- We seek speakers for presentations for Outreach and Marketing
- IAS related topics
- University of Maryland has a good outreach event “Talking About Books”: a faculty member talks about a recently published book. They have a web page.
- Could be a CIC event.
Laila attended a meeting regarding the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative
- How can UIUC attract a more diverse community?
- Application fee is steep: $70. Possible fee waiver.
- Other barriers: High tuition, few scholarships, the need to seek funding.
- Mentoring program
- Outreach strategies
- Diverse search committees will help in the choice of faculty
- Minorities have to be attracted to our environment
- Our programs are not well-known, so they need to be marketed
- g. in geology, there are not many women and minorities
Hub Management Team
- Rethinking the way unit commitments are allocated
- Now, it is according to the number of GAs, which is a disincentive to have GAs
- They might tie the unit commitment to the number of FTEs and APs, which could possibly double our commitment to the Hub.
- Spring: Steve will be leading a discussion on IAS research questions
- Who’s who in IASL
- Some examples of READ Level 3 and above questions
- There is a problem getting the money spent on time. We should be at 50% spent by now.
- Springer is offering incentives
- Adam Matthew may waive our fees to database access
- Rod Allen, re: Acquisitions: we may lose money in the future; there are plans in construction for possible cuts.
Retreat: January 4, 2013
- Last retreat not well attended.
- This time we will discuss:
- Chancellor’s vision of excellence
- Themes of service
- Breakout sessions
- Possible authenticated logins
- This is a public university and will create a barrier. Visiting scholars will have a hard time getting and using a login.
- Authenticated logins will make Library IT’s work easier.
Education and user services meeting next week.