Library Faculty Assembly


LFA 04/05-06†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved: February 3, 2005

January 6, 2005, 8:30 a.m.

Room 028


Present: Betsy Hine, Juliet Kerico, Christopher Mehrens

Absent: Karen Evans, Steve Hardin, Anthony Kaiser, David Kaunelis,

Elizabeth Lorenzen

Ex-Officio: Alberta Comer, Myrna McCallister, Deb Taylor



  I.     Call to order and approval of agenda


The meeting was called to order at 8:35.As there were not enough members to constitute a quorum, the agenda was not approved.


II.     Approval of minutes LFA 04/05-05 (December 2, 2004)


As there were not enough members to constitute a quorum, the minutes were not approved.


III.     Recognition Awards




IV.     Chairís announcements/report


The Chair, B. Hine, asked about the due dates for Faculty annual review.The dates that have been sent out previously were for pre-tenure evaluations.She also called attention to the Cyberwire of January 5th in which President Benjamin addressed how members of the ISU community could assist the victims of the Tsunami.


V.     15-minute open discussion


VI.     Remarks of the Dean of Library Services




VII.     Report of the Faculty Senator


Because of the absence of the Faculty Senator, R. McGiverin, no live report was offered.However, B. Hine pointed out that the Faculty Senate Notes had been posted.



VIII.     Remarks from the Library Support Staff Representative




IX.     Committee Reports


A.    Library Administrative Affairs Committee


LAAC Chair J. Kerico announced that the committee held an emergency meeting in December to address the new leave form.The committee approved of the form electronically and J. Kerico will submit it to LFA for consideration and a vote.


B.    Library Faculty Affairs Committee


No report.


C.    Personnel Committee


No report.


D.Senate/University Committee reports


††††††††††† ††††† No report.


X.     Old Business


A.Fines policy update


The fines policy was forwarded from LFA to the Dean on December 2, 2004. ††She approved it verbally at this meeting and will let LFA know when she has sent it forward to Faculty Senate Executive Committee.


††††††††††† ††††† The computer usage policy was forwarded from LFA to the Dean on

December 2, 2004. She approved it verbally at this meeting.It will be entered

in the LFA directory.


XI.     New Business


A.    Related to library faculty issues


1.     LFA meeting dates for the spring semester (each meeting is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, at 8:30 a.m. in 028)


January 6, 2005

February 3, 2005

March 3, 2005

April 7, 2005

May 5, 2005


2.     LEC meetings will be the Thursday before each LFA meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room


January 27, 2005

February 24, 2005

March 31, 2005

April 28, 2005


B.    Related to general library issues


Deb Taylor spoke about the problems she encountered when using her new prescription card.


XII.     Adjournment


The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Christopher E. Mehrens

Secretary of the Day