October 3, 2018 Meeting of Social Science

Time and Location of Meeting

October 3, 201810:00 am - 11:30 am 428 Main Library

Agenda Details


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Minutes Details


Present:           Lisa Romero, chair; Yali Feng, Cindy Ingold, JJ Pionke, Nancy O’Brien

Absent:            Lynne Rudasill, Beth Sheehan, Gennye Varvel

Minute taker:   Cindy Ingold


  1. Approval of May 2 minutes (see G:/Social Sciences Division/MINUTES/DRAFT Minutes).
    1. Minutes were approved as amended.
  1. Announcements and Discussion Items:
    1. Cindy mentioned that Jake McGregor will probably contact Lisa about attending a future SSD meeting.
  1. Reports
    1. Area Studies Division rep to SSD (Rudasill via email):
      1. The results of the grant competition for Title VI funding from the Department of Education saw the Center for Global Studies; the European Union Center, Russia, East European and Eurasian Center and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies funded for the next four years.  This leaves the Center for African Studies, the Center for South Asian and the Middle East, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies without the Title VI mandate or monies.  On a higher note, there are some administrative reorganizations in process that may provide more consistent support for all of the Centers on the horizon.  More on this as it transpires.
      2. IAS has three tenure track Assistant Professors who submitted their dossiers for promotion and tenure this fall including Laila Hussein, Antonio Sotomayor and Mara Thacker.
      3. IAS units are trying to pull together funding in order to support perpetual access to the Global Press Archive which is currently in development through CRL and East View.  Email Lynne if you want more information about this project.
      4. Finally, you should all know about the new International and Area Studies Research Certificate that was just approved.  This project was spearheaded by Joe Lenkart and you can find more information at https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6204/699182.
    2. Collection Development Committee (Feng):
      1. Lynn Wiley sent an email about our fund expenditures.  She will send these periodically.
      2. Springer Renewal: Yali reported that we need to make a decision by today about Springer renewals. The information from Wendy Shelburne was not clear. Cindy will send a document from Wendy with more information.
      3. There is also a proposal from Oxford University Press but no details were provided.
    3. Data Discovery and Access Committee (Hogenboom) No report
    4. Diversity Committee (Ingold, Pionke):
      1. Cindy reported that the committee welcomed several new members.  We are working on priorities/programs for the coming year.  There is a new Diversity Statement which was approved by EC in May.
    5. Faculty Review Committee (O’Brien)—FRC is reviewing promotion cases for this year. When FRC finishes these will go to PTAC and then on to Dean Wilkin.
    6. LSSC Representative (Varvel via email):
      1. Several months ago, LSSC received an anonymous note about the condition of the furniture in the staff lounge on the 4th floor. We reviewed the condition of the furniture and were able to get a few pieces of “new to us” furniture from campus surplus and the broken furniture was taken away.
      2. We also discussed the possible impacts of the new AUL structure and the building plan.
    7. Reference Management Team (Sheehan)—No report
    8. SSD rep to Central Public Services Division (Ingold)—No report
    9. Staff Development & Training Committee (Ingold, Pionke):
      1. JJ reported that SDTC had two meetings. The committee is working on teams to determine strategic goals for the year.
  1. Round Robin
    1. JJ-anatomical models have been very popular so she is ordering more. She is providing a Lib Tip sent to AHS. She is marketing reference desk hours as open office hours. Two articles have been accepted. She is on the BTAA library initiatives conference planning committee (the conference is at Michigan and the theme is accessibility. She is also on an MLA Task Force.
    2. Nancy—She has 5 or 6 more instruction sessions for October. She is also busy with paperwork and research consultations.
    3. Yali is doing instruction in and office hours for Psychology. She hosted a research spotlight talk last week from School of Social  Work faculty Min Zhan in 106 Library; joined Instruction Studio with Lisa H.; is pursuing a China data purchase because ICPSR no longer provides this data.
    4. Cindy doing instruction along with Chris Bailey for the iSchool. Has had several research consultations result from this. She is chairing the search for a Visiting Information Sciences Librarian; the kick off meeting will be October 9.

Lisa is working with Jennifer Teper on grant to inventory the Woodward collection which includes 4 million ads. Next fiscal year, Cinema Studies collections will be moved to CMX so that Lisa can provide more outreach and instruction.

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