Time and Location of Meeting
December 20, 2012
Agenda not yet available.
IAS Faculty Staff Meeting Minutes –12/20/2012
In Attendance: Batoma, Sroka, Jiang, Miller, Qi, Thacker, Hussein, Carns, Witt, Kagan, Sotomayor, Tartakovsky, Pfeiffer
- Introductions: welcome Antonio
- Atoma will start in IASL 50% time in January, 2013, and will also work 50% in CAM
- August 2013 he will work as 100% African Studies Librarian
Mara has accepted the position of “the” South Asian Studies Librarian
- Japanese Studies Librarian (possibility)
- Position requests are pending for:
- Japanese Studies Librarian
- International Reference Librarian
- The Executive Committee is meeting the first week of January, 2013.
- There are 30 requests for positions –only 6-7 can be filled
- At the moment, Steve is performing the work for the Japanese studies position
- Winter Break
- From 12/22/2012 to 1/1/2013, the IASL is closed, but faculty members and APs may come in to work.
- Discussion of Cleaning Day and the possibility of visitors
Reassignment of locations for IASL staff:
- Yuriko will be in CAM 100% time starting in January 2013. Her work will be the cataloging of Japanese rare book materials.
- Xiaoping will be 50% CAM and 50% IASL. In IASL he will work to maintain the Serials and Reference collections.
The IAS Service Desk schedules and Work Station schedules have been completed.
- Security issues
- The door to room 325 must be locked after 5pm.
- During the day, the door to room 325 must also be locked if there is no one in the office.
- Students will no longer be allowed to work in the office in the evenings and on weekends.
- Steve and Debora will send out an email regarding this matter.
- Oak Street Protocols:
- If a large number of items are to be sent to Oak Street, follow usual procedures, then send an email to OS staff regarding the scope of the project.
- A tour of the Oak Street facility needs to be arranged for the IASL faculty and staff
Shuyong discussed her trip to China and passed around her conference brochure
- Conference in the city of Guangzhou; topic was ancient books management. Mostly Chinese language participants
- Also: Shuyong attended the International Conference on Change and Challenge
Outreach Working Group
- New members welcome—please email Mara
- Second Dog Therapy Day—held December 17 at the UGL.
- Very successful—500 plus participants; 3 dogs
- News coverage, interview
- Possibility of miniature horses at a future date
Paula Carns discussed The Historical and Cultural Research Group
- Covers ethnography or history
- Members read each other’s papers and offer assistance
- Reading of papers at meetings
- They have had three meetings so far
- Possibility of networking
- Alistair Black has spoken
- Meets every one or two months