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April 2003 Minutes

University Library Committee Minutes
April 9, 2003

Present: S.E. Bell, J. Langlois, D. Magidson, R. Mattingly, A. Goodman, Chair.
Staff: B. Lessin, L. Sutton, S. Yee

The meeting was called to order by A.Goodman, Chair. Minutes of the February
26, 2003 meeting were approved on a motion by D. Magidson and seconded by S.
E. Bell.

Scholarly Communication Issues: Ideas were explored for a new scholarly communications
project for the next academic year. D. Magidson suggested a speaker on the USA
Patriot Act. Format could be a speaker followed by lunch or a luncheon speech.
Options on financing such a project were discussed. Consensus was to pursue
this project in the coming year.

Budget Planning: Dean Yee reviewed the budget reductions that had taken effect
during the current year and asked for input on priorities should additional
cuts become necessary for the next fiscal year. A. Goodman indicated the Committee’s
willingness to comment on the impact of specific cutbacks in service, if necessary,
at the May meeting.

Announcements and Updates:

  • Four Omnibus proposals were funded for the library system, plus a bonus
    of additional equipment replacement in university lecture halls.
  • With the recent changes in university restructuring, the Libraries are looking
    forward to a closer working relationship with C&IT within the Division
    of Academic Affairs.
  • The annual LibQUAL survey is taking place right now. This year a new option
    permits users to identify a “home” library. Results will be received
    in June. The last meeting of the academic year will take place on Wednesday,
    May 7, 2003 from 10:30 am – noon in the Dean’s Conference Room.

Notes by L. Sutton

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