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Thursday, January 10, 2008
Anschutz 421, 10-11:30am
Present: Jill Becker (Chair), Nishon Hawkins (Vice Chair); Angie Rathmel (Secretary); Denise Swartz (Group 1); Julie Warrick (Group 3); Robert Szabo (Group 4)
Approval of 11/29/07 and 12/14/07 meeting’s minutes.
There were no minutes recorded for the 12/14/07 meeting.
Approval of previous meeting’s action items
DONE – on the staff intranet
Ask Maggie about a public version of the Powerpoint presentation the Dean gave on the State of the Libraries
Bring ideas for potential Staff Development Speaker for Spring 08
Email Mary about new Group 2 Representative
Grp 1: Acq/Ser, Reference, Collection Development, Administration, Facilities
Grp 2: Cataloging
Grp 3: Access Services, Mail Room, ILL
Grp 4: Anschutz, Annex, Art, Engineering, Music, RCL, Spencer
- No report but, Jeff McAdams reports from San Antonio:
I came to Kansas during the week between Christmas and New Years Day, but sadly I didn’t have any time to stop by campus due to the bad weather cramping my availability. I hope everyone had nice holidays.
It was very nice to see some snow and temperatures in the teens and twenties, if only for a little while.
Things here at UTSA continue to march along just like they are at KU, I’m sure. I haven’t been involved in anything exciting recently. I’m on a few search committees, but that’s all for now. We just had an interviewee for an assistant dean who was really interesting. Several people are gone to ALA. We got a new smart board for instruction. It’s really cool and will require a lot of practice to use, but I hope that it make the kids think I’m cool.
Peace, love, and bibliomania!
- MUSIC (Submitted by Nancy Hawkins)
- The library staff assisted the Edwards Campus staff members during Fall Semester Welcome Week, Non-traditional Students Week and the Prospective Student event. The library staff helped students with questions and directions during these events.
- Lissa Lord gave End Notes I and II, Online Research in-60-Minutes and 60-Minute Challenge x 3 classes.
- Lyn Wolz and Lissa Lord taught research classes for the BSW program at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
- New Employees
- Three Library Assistants were hired. One of the new hires has resigned.
- Lissa Lord attended the Internet Librarian conference.
- Lyn Wolz presented her paper, "An Ever-Growing Torrent: Evaluating Online Sources of Folk Songs" at the Missouri Folklore Society annual conference in Jefferson City, Missouri.
- SPENCER (submitted by Mary Ann Baker)
- Well, since I've been gone so long, it's hard to tell what's happening. Let's see, we are awaiting the consultant's report about the future of KSRL. In Processing, we've entered into an interim arrangement of Sherry being our leader because the library leadership won't know before Feb 1 what they want the interim arrangement to be for Processing.
- We've had a researcher or two in the reading room everyday but it's pretty slow in Reader Services. I had hoped that Barry would change his mind over the holidays about retiring in May or June, but no, he's still intent on moving to CA, of all places!
- We've got some honors History, English and Museum Studies courses being taught at KSRL on a regular basis and other courses meeting here just once or twice during the spring semester.
University Support Staff (USS) Senate (Submitted by Mary Ann Baker)
We will probably participate with the support staff of other Regents' schools in Legislative Information Day on Feb 14th. We haven't participated the last year or two as we thought to align ourselves with the University and its initiatives. We haven't been asked to help out so much that way so we will go to support all the Regents' institutions and classified/support staff needs.
We're gearing up for elections coming up in March so if you're interested there should be a nomination form in your February newsletter from the Senate.
I think I told you all that Sandy Praeger came and talked with us in November. At our December meeting Keith Yehle and Kathy Damron talked about the university and the upcoming legislative session. As soon as some minutes are ready, I'll let you know what they talked about.
The task force looking into the evaluation of supervisors has been in limbo due to key members being on vacation or in the hospital. We are in conversation with the Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) to get our evaluation form vetted and set up to be processed electronically.
University Senate (Submitted by Mary Ann)
University Committee on Libraries (UCL)
IS Professional Development Council (ISPDC)
Email from DStephens announcing consolidated IS Professional and Organizational Development Council. Lars Leon, head of access services and resource sharing for the Libraries, has agreed to serve as chair. All current members of the respective councils are invited to continue as members of the consolidated council. The council will include representatives appointed by LFA Exec, KULSS Exec, IS Diversity Council and IS Assessment Council, as well as staff assigned from Libraries HR and IT Organizational Strategy & Staff Development. Needs USS rep. willing to devote 6-10 hours monthly to council service, including regular meetings and program activities. The council will convene initially in January (date/time to be determined). IS wide announcement pending confirmed commitment of council membership.
Planning & Resources Committee (PRC)
Management Council (see notes)
Next meeting will be Thursday, January, 24, 10-11:30 in Watson Conf. B