March 28, 2016 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

March 28, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm 428 Main Library

Agenda Details

Agenda

1.   1:30-2 – Beth Woodard – Awards celebration
2.   Approve minutes from March 14
3.   Question Time
4.   Classics NSM Charge
5.   External Reviewers for Full Professor candidate

Minutes Details

Attendees

John Wilkin, chair; Kirstin Dougan, vice-chair, Mary Laskowski, secretary; MJ Han, Lori Mestre, Bill Mischo, Nancy O’Brien, Lynne Rudasill; Visitor – Beth Woodard; Recording – Kim Matherly

Minutes

1.   1:30-2 – Beth Woodard – Awards celebration
EC discussed with Beth having the P&T and awards celebration during and right after work, to encourage more people to attend. It would be a reception from 4:30-6pm held in one of the Library buildings. It was decided that it would be held in ACES this year, if it’s available. All Library Faculty, APs and Staff are invited to the reception.

Beth also asked about bringing back the Faculty Award. There was mixed response and it was determined if the award was for something distinctive, it might be met with more enthusiasm. Beth will think about it and bring back a proposal to EC.

2.   Approve minutes from March 14
The minutes were approved as amended by a motion from Lori Mestre, seconded by Nancy O’Brien. The budget document was submitted for the March 28th deadline, and a copy will be shared with EC.

3.   Question Time
Karen Hogenboom will be the faculty editor “trainee” for the coming year.

Although Susan Schnuer is the chair of L-CAP, due to her travel schedule, Josh Harris will be the L-CAP representative on the TF to Create a Promotional Path for APs.

John is meeting with the Provost on Friday, April 1. He has asked the Provost to take a preliminary look at the budget document before the meeting. The Provost is concerned about spousal hires and campus’s inability to make permanent central budgetary commitments. John will be talking to the Provost about the effect that will have on the Library’s ability to make spousal hires.

The new research units division appointments were discussed. The initial request from Beth Namachchivaya will be posted to the EC web site. These changes will have implications for the Org chart. The bylaws around division membership were discussed. Individual division bylaws may need revised as units are added, but the Library bylaws should not.

EC discussed the Library Update meeting and the addition of video. There were some issues around some people being able to hear. John wants to make sure everyone is using the amplification microphone in the future. Despite the bleak budget news, John felt it was a good session. The Library is in outstanding shape; strong as an organization. The budget doesn’t handicap us; it brings everyone’s focus to what we can do next with the resources we have. We are doing great things.

EC discussed the budget meetings the Provost has scheduled and what some of the cuts could mean for the campus.

4.   Classics NSM Charge
The charge and associated feedback was discussed. Feedback was generally positive about the direction the Library is taking, and the charge was approved.

5.   External Reviewers for Full Professor candidate

Reviewers were chosen.