Present: Mara Saule, Nancy Bercaw, Peter Blackmer, Birdie MacLennan, Alison Armstrong, Jeffrey Marshall, Paul Philbin, Jeanene Light (in for Marianne Burke).
I. President and Provost Meeting with Libraries’ Faculty
The Libraries’ Faculty will meet with President Fogel and Provost Knodell during a faculty meeting Thursday, Oct. 7, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m, in the Dean’s Conference Room. Dean Saule recently met with President Fogel to discuss libraries’ issues including: space, the scholarly communications initiative, information literacy, digitization, and academic planning. (Of note, regarding space, Bailey/Howe recently had 7400 visitors in one day—1000 more than on the same day last year.)
II. Annual Meeting
The Annual Libraries’ Meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the B/H Staff Lounge from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast treats and drinks will be served. Reports from department heads (assembled in one document) will be distributed no later than Friday, Oct. 15.
III. Strategic Planning
The Council made minor adjustments to the Strategic Plan. The revised document is now on the Libraries’ website and on Libstaff.
Still at issue, is who decides what is in the OPAC and how it’s provided to our patrons. Where are the boundaries of existing working groups? Mara will convene a small group to discuss and clarify communication channels.
V. Vendor-Supplied Cataloging Data for e-books
Birdie distributed a document about how cataloging is being done for incoming e-books.
VI. Digital Measures
Paul reported on his recent meeting with Larry Kost regarding the software to be used for faculty annual activities and workload reports. Questions remain about security, privacy and workflow.
The Dean’s Council Meeting on Sept. 21 was devoted to the Strategic Plan, as well as the Collection Growth Committee Report. During that meeting, Mara extended her appreciation to Tina Kussey and Jeanene Light, the co-chairs of the committee, along with members Elizabeth Berman, Chris Burns, Andrea Hammond, Patricia Mardeusz, Scott Miller, Scott Schaffer, and Peter Spitzform. Mara will be meeting with them to discuss the report.