UW-L Faculty Senate Library Committee Meeting


December 7, 2005

Murphy Library, Room 120



Karl Kattchee (chair, Mathematics); Darlene Lake (Modern Languages); William Barillas (English); Chia-Chen Yu (Exercise and Sports Science); Glenn Knowles (Economics); Anita Evans (Murphy Library); Jim Batesky (Exercise and Sports Science); Justin Pernitz (student member)


Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m.


1.   M/S/P  Minutes of November 16, 2005


  1. Chair Kattchee reported on a meeting with Matt Lewis, the campus planner, on November 20 dealing with the Coffee Shop in the Library.  A floor plan from Stephen Smith was distributed and the plan and alternatives were discussed.  Three areas of concern were (i) spills, (ii) a quiet area, and (iii) security.  The plan will need to be negotiated with Chartwells and Ron Lostetter, Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance.


  1. Director’s Report:


·        The committee discussed an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education by James Neal, university librarian at Columbia on the disruptions of information technology (IT) on libraries.  IT will shift the vision of academic libraries and will be an agenda item in future meetings.

·        The UW-System librarians are presenting before the Regents a progress report on the UW digital library collection.  There has been exponential growth in its use.  UWL does have a local effort in the digital collection.

·        The Periodical cancellation page has been updated.

·        There have been 35 applications for the University Business Specialist position.

·        There is a deficit projected for the Shared Electronic Collection with anticipated inflation costs.  The budget has been flat since 2001.  Some faculty would like to have Science Online restored but this will be very difficult with the budget outlook.


  1. Other Business:


·        A John Lennon exhibit is showing in the lobby put together by committee member Barillas.

·        Differential Tuition/Segregated Library Fee.  The prognosis for differential tuition or segregated fee for the library does not look good now.  It is not clear that it is allowable and the process for approval is daunting.  It was suggested that the committee pursue an increase allocation from the Technology fee.  ITS would also be asked for increasing monies to cover printing costs.


Meeting adjourned at 12:00


Submitted by Glenn Knowles