Meeting Minutes

Library Faculty Affairs Committee

October 21, 2004



Present:                                                           Approved: 12/29/2004

Karen Evans

Anthony Kaiser

Rolland McGiverin

Maribeth Slebodnik


The meeting came to order at 8:38 a.m. in Rolland’s office.  RM moved to approve the minutes; KE seconded and the motion passed. 


Karen noted that the charter specifies that this committee will have three tenured members, and currently has two, so she will recruit a third.


RM pointed out that the library grievance procedure addresses “primary grievance hearings”, which actually go to the University Executive Committee automatically.  So we need to revise the terminology for our procedure.  Suggestions were made but nothing was finalized.


KE will suggest changes that are needed to the library constitution.  She characterized the needed changes as mostly clarification of time frames and grammar corrections.  She noted the need for written policies for 1) academic expression and freedom and 2) research leave.  She suggested that we all search for websites that address these issues from the perspective of library faculty and share them with the group before the next meeting.


KE noted that the performance based salary adjustment review is now part of the personnel committee so we do not need to address it.


AK noted that the LFA has charged the committee with designing and constructing an LFA website.  There was some confusion about this charge so KE will investigate and share details with the group.


The meeting adjourned at 9:05 a.m.  The next meeting will be on November 18.


Respectfully submitted,



Maribeth Slebodnik