Library Committee Minutes

October 8, 1999

Room 120

 

Members present: Trisha Ardovino, Elsie Patterson, Richard Snowberg, Anne Galbraith, Rick Gillis, Tim Gerber, Anita Evans, Abdulaziz Elfessi, Billy Clow, Randy Hoelzen, Gerry Cox

 

Members Excused: Andrew Stapleton and Sara Slayton

 

The meeting was called to order at 11:00am.

 

Minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

The Director's Report‑ Library Director Anita Evans discussed the budget and funding for the library. She also explained the budget process and described budget initiatives that go beyond the regular budget. One example given was the ability to enhance delivery services to be able to provide better inter‑library loan services. With only three days of delivery per week, services were slower. The committee discussed sending a letter to thank the governor for his help and support of the library budget and to include in the letter that we would like to see continuing support for the library budget. Randy, Anita, and Gerry will draft a letter to the governor stating these ideas. Anita also reported that library endowment funds had been used to purchase a Hmong quilt that will be dedicated at 10:00 am, November 3, 1999. Members are invited to attend the ceremony.

 

New business:

 

The possibility of having the Library Committee develop a web page to be a part of the Faculty Library Page was discussed. It was suggested that this might be an opportunity to receive responses from students and faculty about library issues, to provide updates on what the committee is working on and projects that are on‑going, to describe the role of the committee, to be a discussion board to allow issues and answers, to provide minutes or activities of the committee, to give the e‑mail addresses of committee members, to make available our annual reports and other documents, and to provide any other information that we might later deem appropriate. The item will be discussed further at a future meeting when the committee can meet with the library staff person involved with the library's web page.

 

The library is currently searching for an Electronics Resources Librarian.

 

The possibility of having training workshops for specific databases for faculty was discussed.

 

Issues involving periodicals and the process of adding or deleting journals was discussed.

 

Requests for issues for the committee to address during the current school year were also discussed.

 

The possibility of a survey of the use and needs of patrons of the library was discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 am

 

Respectively submitted,

Gerry Cox

Committee Chair