Faculty Senate Library Committee
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.