May 4, 2015 Meeting of Executive Committee

Time and Location of Meeting

May 4, 20151:30 pm - 3:00 pm 428 Main Library

Agenda Details


1.                  Approve Minutes from April 27
2.                  Question Time
3.                  Agenda items for next meeting with AULs (5/11)

4.                  PRC for faculty member

Minutes Details


John Wilkin, chair; JoAnn Jacoby, vice-chair; Tim Cole, Lori Mestre, Bill Mischo, JoAnn Jacoby, Lynne Rudasill, Jennifer Teper


1.                  Approve Minutes from April 27
Minutes were approved with amendments by a motion from JoAnn Jacoby, seconded by Lynne Rudasill.
2.                  Question Time
John was at the ARL Board and Membership meeting last week. ARL is starting to structure member meetings around the elements of the System of Action (SoA) outlined in the Strategic Thinking + Design report rather than committee work, as in the past. The Board did some preliminary work with the budget looking at the best way to structure a report on spending around the SoA. The expectation is that in the near future there will be a call to directors to be part of the different elements of the SoA. The first step is creating Design Teams to shape the ongoing work, and then populating each new SoA team with 6-7 directors for terms.

John’s budget reduction note went out on Friday and Sue followed up with some things she will be doing with units and divisions. So far he has had very little feedback. John is taking responsibility for convening RBML, Archives, and IHLC in regards to the budget exercise.

Cindy Kelly will be filling in while Donna Hoffman is out, but please continue to copy Donna on emails, so she knows where things are when she gets back. Search chairs will be expected to schedule phone interviews and do what they can during this time period.

John has heard no more about a retirement package.
3.                  Agenda items for next meeting with AULs (5/11)
a.      National trends in each area. 
4.                  PRC for faculty member

A nomination was made.


4/29/15 – Approved position description for Head, Scholarly Communications and Publishing