August 26, 2005

 

 

 

TO:                  Darlene Lake, Convener

                        Library Committee

 

FROM:            Carmen Wilson, Chair

                        Faculty Senate

 

RE:                   Committee Charge for 2005-2006 Academic Year

 

This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the Library for the 2005-06 academic year.  As the convener of the committee it is your responsibility to arrange as soon as feasible an organizational meeting, the primary purpose of which is to elect a chairperson and a secretary.  Please share this memo with the committee members either at the organizational meeting or, if you prefer, prior to that meeting.

 

Primary responsibilities of the chairperson include:

o       promptly informing the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.*

o       organizing and conducting meetings.

o       completing a year end report on the Library Committee activities to be submitted to the Senate Office no later than May 31, 2006.

 

*The committee chairperson should carefully review the policies on committee attendance and the role of alternates on pgs. 10-11, of the 8-27-01 Articles & By-laws materials distributed by Jennifer Wilson's office. 

 

Primary responsibilities of the secretary include:

o       recording minutes of each meeting.

o       sending meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers (weathers.sylv@uwlax.edu) so that the minutes can be posted on the faculty senate website. 

 

In the event the committee chooses to rotate secretarial duties, please designate one person to be responsible for e-mailing the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers.  Sibbie has already created an e-mail distribution list of committee members which includes Sibbie to facilitate communication with faculty senate.

 

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include

  1. Studying and recommending means of improving library services.
  2. Providing liaison between faculty and library staff regarding policy-related issues.

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members, one of whom shall be the chairperson of the library department, and three students, one of whom shall be a graduate student. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation.  Consecutive appointments may be allowed for up to five years: however, at least three faculty members shall be newly appointed each year.  The director of the library shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee.  The committee shall elect its chairperson.

 

In addition to the committee’s normal duties, I ask that the committee consider and report on the following special charges:

·        Explore the establishment of a library fee through differential tuition to maintain and upgrade library resources (for more on this see the UW-Superior model).

 

Please plan to report to senate on the above charge no later than January 26, 2006.

 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this charge, please contact me at any time during the year.  Finally, if the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

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Enclosures