Indiana State University Library

Library Administrative Affairs Committee


LAAC Minutes #1


(The following minutes have not been approved)


October 27, 2005

10:00 a.m.

Room 132F


Present:A. Comer, K. Gaul, J. Kerico, D. Robinson (Staff Representative), E. Wright


I.††††††††† Call to order


II.†††††††† The issue of obsolete policies and procedures, which was mentioned briefly by the LFA chair, was discussed. The committee agreed to await a formal charge to discuss the matter further.


III.††††††† Changes in creation of the academic calendar. The Dean will ask Joan to create a draft of calendar after which the library administrative office will send out a copy to Libusers. LAAC will have 2 meetings to discuss and review, after which we will vote to approve and send to LFA. E. Wright noted that the calendar needs to be finalized at least 6 months in advance in order for Circulation to make the necessary changes in Voyager. LAAC will approve the calendar by December at the latest.


IV.††††††† Old Business:

a. Emergency Manual: The Chair will request Systemsí portion of the emergency document from M. Jarrell.


V.†††††††† New Business: The committee discussed possible charges for the 05/06 academic year.


a. Event Calendar: J. Kerico suggested that, if found desirable, the implementation of a unified events calendar could be discussed and drafted in LAAC.


b. Organizational effects of recent budgetary stresses: The Dean noted the necessity of a departmental structure and processes analysis of the areas most affected by open positions unlikely to be filled due to budgetary cuts. E. Wright suggested cross-training for multi-leveled functionality. A subcommittee will be formed to investigate and prioritize departmental personnel deficits. The subcommittee will also research similar library structures at other institutions. Once the subcommittee has formed, it will meet with the Dean to discuss further.


Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am.


Respectfully Submitted,

Juliet Kerico, Secretary