February 4, 2019 Meeting of Executive Committee

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February 4, 2019

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Minutes Details




February 4, 2019


428 Library


Present: John Wilkin, chair; David Ward, vice-chair; Mary Laskowski, secretary; William Maher, Bill Mischo, Nancy O’Brien, Lynne Rudasill, Lynne Thomas



  1. Approve minutes – January 14

Approved as amended with a motion from Bill Maher, seconded by Lynne Thomas.

  1. Question Time

John reminded EC about the confidentiality of EC discussions.


The Senate Committee on the Library meets this coming Friday. John will discuss the budget strategy with them, prior to EC discussion given the timing of committee meetings. John will cover models for potential reductions, and emphasize how budget cuts have negatively impacted the Library based on ARL rankings and relative percentage of university spending. Morale and library staffing also continue to be of concern. Few opportunities exist currently to find savings, though opportunities may exist in the future.


Greg Knott will provide updated, specific budget figures to EC at his next visit to EC.


The Council of Deans is supportive of the new budget process, and conversations are continuing as the process advances. Campus units will now see how much support is allocated to the University Library.


Strategic planning is now launched.


  1. Agenda for AUL meeting 2/11

Revisit oversight and continuity for tasks distributed after the departure of Beth Sandore Namachchivaya. Standing reports as usual.


  1. Search Committee
    EC suggested a replacement search committee member.
  2. Strategic Planning Team chair
    EC recommended names for co-chairs.
  3. Confirm Editors for P&T
    EC recommended names for faculty editors for P&T.
  4. Appoint paper preparers

EC recommended paper preparers to be asked.

  1. Facilities position

EC approves moving forward with this search.