Time and Location of Meeting
December 9, 20131:00 pm - 4:00 pm 428 Main Library
1. 1:00-2:30 AULs
a. General Priorities for the Library
b. Position Requests
c. How to select a CMS
2. Unretreat items – Prioritize and plan
3. Approve Minutes from December 2
4. Question Time
5. Agenda items for next meeting with AULs (1/10/14)
6. Review of Librarianship, the P&T process and the role of PRC
John Wilkin, chair; Bill Mischo, vice-chair; John Wagstaff, secretary; Mary Laskowski, Nancy O’Brien, Carissa Phillips, Chris Prom, Jennifer Teper; Visitors – Beth Namachchivaya, Sue Searing, Tom Teper; Recording-Kim Matherly
1. 1-2:30 – AULs
a. General Priorities in the Library
Areas we need to work on:
- Discovery and usability
- Impact of Technology: we are investing in IT, but are we getting the impact we need?
- Publishing – the University Library needs to be a publisher, with a role in collecting and disseminating scholarship.
b. Position Requests (Faculty/APs)
Classics/Architecture & Art Librarian
University High School Librarian
Grainger Library – Engineering e-Initiatives & Research Support Librarian
IAS – Japanese Studies Librarian
IAS – Slavic & Eurasian Studies Librarian
Librarian for Innovative Government Information Services
RBML Visiting Curator
SSHEL – Applied Health Sciences Librarian
Information Literacy – E-Learning Specialist
IAS – International Reference Specialist: Russia and Central Asia
IT – Library Application and Support Specialist
IT – Web-Developer and IT Specialists
IT – Web Developer & User Interface Specialist
Operations & Reference Specialist (Illinois History and Lincoln Collections)
Technical Services – E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist
UGL Media Commons/Library Support Specialist
EC and the AULs discussed all the positions. The AUL will rank the positions and EC will rank the positions, then they will come back together to discuss.
2. How to select a CMS
EC and the AULs discussed the replacement of the current CMS.
Sue discussed some of the work of the Web Advisory Group and Beth and Tom shared some of the work CAPT is doing.
CAPT will meet on December 17 and report back to EC regarding its discussion of the CMS. WAG will meet on January 17 and report back to EC.
3. Unretreat items – Prioritize and Plan
Nine topics were identified:
- Culture (e.g., workplace respect, inclusiveness and diversity)
- Digitization (coordination, access, workflows)
- Data (curation and use)
- Instruction (info literacy in general and providing transformative learning experiences)
- International (global reach, support for programs and initiatives)
- Outreach (public service, meaningful outreach, developing cohesive research support)
- Publishing (building a scholarly publishing and communication program)
- Discovery and access (Primo or what’s next)
- CMS/web presence (defining a strategy to replace the existing CMS and creating a more effective web presence)
Attendees will be asked to choose topics from this list..
It was determined that each table will discuss the topic for one and one-half hours and then people will move to another table to discuss a second topic for one and one-half hours. The groups will break for lunch. There will be a facilitator and a recorder at each table. After lunch the recorders for each group will report out to the whole group.
4. Approve Minutes from December 2
Minutes were approved by a motion from John Wagstaff, seconded by Mary Laskowski.
5. Question time
After consulting with several faculty members, John Wilkin has decided to table the Humanities Hub idea and move forward with hiring a History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Librarian and moving CAM. We will keep 220 Library available while we give thought to a larger coordinated planning effort.
The priority list went to the Senate Committee on the Library. We may get some input from them.
6. Agenda items for next meeting with the AULs (1/10/14)
- Hiring Plan – rank the positions
7. Review of Librarianship, the P&T Process and the role of PRC
This was deferred to another meeting.