January 24, 2013 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

January 24, 20132:30 pm - 4:00 pm 428 Main Library

Agenda Details


1.                 Approve minutes from January 14
2.                 Question Time 
3.                 AULs agenda for 2/4 meeting
4.                 Personnel issue
5.                 GAs for Division Coordinators
6.                 Hiring Plan
7.                 eResearch Services
8.                 NSM Catch-up

Minutes Details


Paula Kaufman, chair; Chris Prom, vice-chair; Sarah Shreeves, secretary; Nancy O’Brien, Carissa Phillips, Lynne Rudasill; Recording-Kim Matherly


1.       Approve minutes from January 14

Approved with changes with a motion by Lynne Rudasill, seconded by Nancy O’Brien.

2.       Question Time

No news about the budget or fee money.

The VetMed Search is ongoing.

The Library organizational chart has been updated. https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/administration/orgchart/
3.    Agenda with AULs
Timetable for AUL review
Ask the AULs if there is anything they want to talk about

4.       Personnel issue
EC discussed a personnel issue

5.       GAs for Division Coordinators
Currently Division Coordinators receive a small stipend and a .25fte GA. The question has been raised: Is this a good use of our limited GA allocation?

EC discussed the issue but came to no consensus. This will be added to the next EC agenda.

6.       Hiring plan

Campus is still looking diligently at each AP position and weighing whether it should be AP or Civil Service.


Paula has been talking with the Provost and Barb Wilson helping them to understand the nature of our Facultiness and how it benefits the campus.


EC will further discuss the hiring plan with the AULs at the next meeting.


7.    eResearch Services Task Force Final Report


The TF has been working in tandem with a proposal going forward to OVCR that described the role of the Library in eResearch Services.

Paula will be meeting with Peter Schiffer (VCR) and Howard Guenther (Assoc. VCR) on February 5 to talk through the report. Schiffer is very supportive. Before he asks for money he wants to understand where we are coming from and where we fit in. It has extreme importance for the library no matter what the campus does.


This is a natural extension of work we are already doing and what archives would have been doing all along if they had the infrastructure to support it. Illinois can put itself forward as a model nationally and internationally. We can make our mark here. Our campus has the world’s first data curation and education program


The report will be posted to the EC website for comment, with a deadline of February 8.


8.    NSM catch-up

ILHC charge been posted. EC has received no comments. The Humanities NSM was sent back to the committee. John Wagstaff has given the committee a revised version based on email conversations and they will meet to talk about a revised version.


The Archives NSM Planning/Implementation Team has an April 15 deadline for their final report.

Once all comments have been received, the ILHC planning team will have an April 15 deadline.


Team members were suggested.