February 23, 2017 Meeting of Library Staff Support Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

February 23, 2017

Agenda Details


Agenda not yet available.

Minutes Details


Jim Cotter (Special Collections), Kyle McCafferty (Central Access Services), Debora Pfeiffer (Technical Services), Dani Postula (Central Access Services), Laura Poulosky (Residence Hall Libraries), Gennye Varvel (Social Sciences), Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor (Arts & Humanities)


Report on 2/20 Meeting with Michael Norman (CAM):

On Feb. 20th, Dani, Debora, Gennye, and Skye met with Michael Norman regarding the pest problem in Room 1 of the Main Library. (Dani will send Laura her notes on this, after running them by Michael, for inclusion in these minutes.)

Staff Scholarships to attend ALA 2017:

The Library will fund two civil service staff scholarships to enable employees to attend the American Library Association conference this summer in Chicago from June 22-27.  These scholarships will provide reimbursement of up to $1,000 toward the costs of conference registration, travel expenses, and hotel stays.  The Library will also provide a van for several staff members to travel to Chicago for a day-trip to see the conference exhibits on Friday, June 23rd.  If you would like to apply for one of the $1,000 scholarships to attend conference sessions and/or if you would be interested in traveling in the Library-funded van to see the exhibits only, please look for the web form that will be sent to LIB-staff soon!  The deadline for these applications will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 17th.

Reaching Forward South Conference:

The Library has approved funding for eight civil service staff members to attend the Reaching Forward South Conference at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Friday, April 7th.  For more information about the conference, see its website here: http://www.reachingforwardsouth.org/  Information on how to apply for Library funding to attend will be coming soon!

Library Committee Fair:

  The University Library Committee Fair will be held on Thursday, April 13th from 11 am to 1 pm in Room 106 of the Main Library.  LSSC members will attend to hand out copies of our pamphlets about what the committee does and to take any questions or suggestions from staff.



Division Reports:

The Arts & Humanities Division, Central Public Services, and Administrative Council have not had meetings since our last LSSC meeting in early February.

Content Access Management:  Debora shared her notes from the recent CAM Division meeting, which she will send to Laura for inclusion in these minutes.

Social Sciences Division:  Gennye reported that the latest Social Sciences Division meeting consisted of a presentation by Literatures & Languages Librarian Harriett Green on Scholarly Communications and Publishing.

Faculty Meeting:  Kyle reported that the latest faculty meeting was a short presentation about the Digital Public Library of America.

Residence Hall Libraries:  The Residence Hall Libraries have started a Spring Reading Challenge for students.  Patrons who complete three or more reading challenges (for example, reading a book that has been turned into a film, reading a book of poetry, reading every day for a week, or listening to one of our Playaway audiobooks) will earn a Residence Hall Library tote bag.  Students who complete the challenge will also be entered to win the grand prize, which is a pair of tickets to the upcoming Krannert show of their choice.

Next LSSC Meeting:  Our next LSSC meeting will be on Thursday, Mar. 25th, at 11 a.m. in the Main Library, Room 225B.