May 29, 2018 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

May 29, 20181:30 pm - 3:00 pm 428 Library

Agenda Details


Agenda not yet available.

Minutes Details


John Wilkin, chair; Nancy O’Brien, vice-chair; Mary Laskowski, secretary; Kirstin Dougan, MJ Han, Heidi Imker, Ellen Swain, David Ward; Recording – Kim Matherly


  1. Approve minutes May 14

Minutes were approved with a motion from Nancy O’Brien, seconded by David Ward.

  1. Question Time

John went to the BTAA Library Director’s meeting last week. A group that was charged to look at potentially using Green Glass, a collections analysis tool that OCLC has acquired, indicated limited support for moving in that direction. Instead, the recommendation is to pursue collection analysis done by Google to collaboratively identify gaps for further digitization and better coordinate collection retention policies and awareness.

Some BTAA libraries are interested in offering a liaison institute, focusing on remedial training for liaisons. John endorsed the notion, but stated Illinois has little interest.

Accessibility – a review of accessibility vendor products is underway. JJ Pionke is involved in the review. They are doing good and important work.

Illinois is hosting the BTAA conference this year at the I-Hotel on May 30 & 31 around the topic of Discovery.

EC discussed whether changes in sabbaticals should come to EC and decided it does not need to be involved.

John passed around a handout with a statement regarding the future of the Library that can be shared externally. He asked for input from EC and will share the document more broadly at a later date.

  1. Scholarly Communication and Publishing

EC discussed Scholarly Communications and Publishing in light of Harriet Green’s departure August 31, 2018.

  1. PRC

Members were discussed.

5/16/18 – Approved Patron Services Manager job description