Faculty Senate Library Committee

Meeting Minutes

9 March 2004


In attendance: Tim Gerber, Chair (Biology), Paul Beck (Murphy Library), Cynthia Berlin (Geography), Karl Kattchee (Mathematics), Glen Knowles (Economics), Darlene Lake (Modern Languages), Beth Seebach (Psychology)


Consultant: Anita Evans (Library)



The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m.


1. The committee unanimously approved the February meeting minutes.


2. Faculty discussed the Ken Frazier presentation to take place on April 2, 2004, in

    the Ward Room, CC, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Also discussed was the promotion of

    Frazier’s presentation, particularly in light of budget cuts/cuts to journals due to

    increasing costs. Tim circulated a working sheet of ideas for promotion of the event.

    Emphasized was personal promotion by committee members to involve colleagues. Liz

    Hitch has agreed to support the presentation. Choices for faculty-wide e-mails were

    considered, with the most popular being e-mail from the Provost’s office. The decision

    was also made to post flyers, publish in Campus Connection, emphasize personal

    connections with colleagues, invite professors at Viterbo, WWTC, and Winona

    State (through the library directors), and announce the event on the digital marquee

    at CC. Paul Beck will take flyers to Faculty Senate for distribution. Discussion of

    Frazier’s presentation included supplemental reading on the steps taken by other

    university libraries to address the problem of the publishing crisis.


3. Paul Beck informed the committee about the Grand Excursion, an event that

    serves to generate interest in the history of the Upper Mississippi. It will take place

    June 29-30. On June 30 community organizations will be present to greet steamboats

    as they arrive. There is potential for showcasing Murphy Library’s historical

    materials/special collections or fundraising/establishing a link to the community.

    There will also be a photo exhibit at the Pump House.


4. Director’s report: Ex Libris Company’s SFX service is a UW-System wide project

    to assist faculty and students in accessing articles. UW- L has had training on SFX.

    With SFX the user is linked back into the full article in a database without interceding

    steps, and can also feed the information into an inter-library loan form.



The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.


The next meeting will be April 23 (Friday) at 3:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, 

Darlene Lake