I. Learning Commons Planning
For the past few months, Mara, Peter, Selene and Nancy have been working to frame a RFP (request for proposal) for B/H Master Planning. The Provost and President decided that planning for Learning Commons should be done at the same time and be part of the RFP. The RFP, it should be noted, is for feasibility-study purposes only. A Libraries’ planning group will be convened as the project moves ahead.
II. Going Global
UVM wants to aggressively pursue internationalization. Within weeks, conversations will be launched around campus about the implications of increasing the international undergraduate study body.
III. Department Meetings
Mara would like to attend a department meeting with each division this semester. Nancy will work with department heads to schedule Mara’s visit.
Mara had a meeting with the SGA leadership who want to see B/H open 24 hours, at least the main floor.
Jeff noted that the “Artist Book Collection” opening reception is Thursday, March 3, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the B/H main lobby. The reception may impact some services, as well as the space for a short time. Refreshments will be provided.
Tina said that the E-book order on demand is being piloted and to please send her or Peter Spitzform any feedback.
Marianne noted that Dana has a mobile pilot project underway. They have four devices for faculty and staff to test out. They are also taking a 5-class course about how to operate mobile devices.