Indiana State University Library

Library Administrative Affairs Committee


LAAC 04/05:02


(The following minutes have not been approved)


October 14, 2004

1:00 p.m.

Room 132F


Present: Juliet Kerico (Chair) Kathy Gaul, Myrna McCallister (Ex-Officio), Christopher Mehrens, Margaret Pearman (Support Staff Representative)


I. Call to order and approval of agenda


At 1:05 p.m. the meeting was called to order by J. Kerico and the agenda was



II. Approval of minutes


The minutes of September 2, 2004 were approved.


III. Old Business


A. Past Charges


1. Library Policies


The following policies were distributed to committee members by J. Kerico:



       Computer Use

       USA Patriot Act


Members were asked to review the fines policy by November 4th and it was decided that a vote would be taken on November 24th. The approval process (post LAAC) was discussed. The USA Patriot Act policy will be forwarded to Melony Sacopulos for review and commentary.


2. Library Emergency Handbook


K. Gaul and C. Mehrens will review and update the Library Emergency Handbook. It was suggested that A. Comer assist with this process and that B. Austin be used as a consultant.

IV. New Business.


A. New Charges.


1. Review of LAAC areas of responsibility in Faculty Manual


J. Kerico and E. Lorenzen will undertake this process.


2. Library Calendar 2005/2006


K. Gaul and M. Pearman will work on the calendar. M. McCallister noted that the library will be open the weekend before school starts in the fall.


B. Other Business


1. Indiana Statesman Article and Library Hours of Operation


Because of budgetary, staffing, and safety concerns, the library will not be open twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. However, related to the calendar, the library will be open twenty-fours hours a day over dead week and the first half of finals week.


V. The next meeting of LAAC will take place on Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the administrative conference room.


VI. The meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Christopher E. Mehrens

LAAC Secretary