Indiana State University Library

Library Administrative Affairs Committee


LAAC 04/05:06


(The following minutes have not been approved)


28 March 2005

11:00 a.m.

Room 132F


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


I.          Call to order and approval of agenda


At 11:05 a.m. the meeting was called to order by J. Kerico and the agenda was



II.         Approval of minutes


The minutes November 11, 2004, December 16, 2004, and February 28, 2005 were approved.


III.       Old Business


            A. Library Calendar


The committee recommended that the Library Calendar be forwarded to LFA

for approval.


            B. U.S.A. Patriot Act


A message was sent to Melony Sacopulos about this policy.  In this communiqué, it was indicated that if we did not hear from her, that this would indicate tacit approval and that the policy would be informally implemented until otherwise advised.  As no response was forthcoming, it was recommended that the policy be implemented.


C.  Library Emergency Handbook (C. Mehrens & K. Gaul)


C. Mehrens reported that his subcommittee had met and had arrived at a number of recommendations in light of recent changes made at the library.  Because of the size of the document, and the number of changes, he suggested that it be placed in the administrative office to the entire committee to examine before the next meeting. 


IV.       New Business.


A.  LAAC Areas of Responsibility. Response to charges 5-01, 5-10, and 5-11 for LAAC

      annual report.


In light of responses at the LFA meeting with respect to concerns raised by LAAC committee members, these issues were again revisited.  C. Mehrens expressed concern that the committee was being asked to deal with old “procedures.”  He indicated that it was his belief that this charge fell outside of the purview of the committee.  He noted that according to the By-Laws of the Library Faculty Constitution, the purpose of the committee is to be kept “apprised of administrative policies and procedures,” which will be conveyed to the larger body of the LFA.  He indicated that he interpreted this as being restricted to “new” administrative policies or procedures to be enacted. He also said that further clarification may be called for with respect to this opinion.


B.        Other Business


                        1.  None.


V.        The next meeting of LAAC will take place on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the administrative conference room. 


VI.       The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted, Christopher E. Mehrens,  LAAC Secretary