Library Faculty Assembly


LFA 04/05-10                                                             Approved: 6/2/05

May 5, 2005, 8:30 a.m.

Room 028


Present: Karen Evans, Steve Hardin, Betsy Hine, Anthony Kaiser, David Kaunelis, Juliet

            Kerico, Elizabeth Lorenzen, Rolland McGiverin, Christopher Mehrens


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

Guests:  Sally Baker, Joan Evans, Kathy Gaul, Maribeth Slebodnik, Elizabeth Wright



            I.     Call to order and approval of agenda


Chair B. Hine called the meeting to order at 8:51 a.m. 


          II.     Approval of minutes (April 7, 2005)




·       Under IX. A. 1. a. (p. 4), change to read: “When does Summer II end?  The online academic calendar says Summer II ends on Thursday, August 10, and our calendar says it ends on Friday, August 11.” 


·       R. McGiverin moved, and D. Kaunelis seconded, approval of the minutes.  The minutes were approved. 


        III.     Recognition Awards previously part of LSG [none submitted]


B. Hine recognized E. Wright for organizing yesterday’s chili luncheon fundraising event.  E. Wright in turn recognized B. Hine for donating the meat chili, and A. Comer for donating the vegetarian chili. 


       IV.     Chair’s announcements/report


B. Hine commented on the excellent showing at the university spring faculty meeting.  She counted 12-13 library faculty. 


For summer, we’ll keep the same LFA meeting schedule, but we won’t meet if there’s nothing on the agenda. 


She asked where we should post the USAPATRIOT Act and Computer use policies.  M. McCallister said they need to have some accessibility, but not at the highest level.  D. Kaunelis suggested maybe they could go under “About Us.”  B. Hine said they can be posted wherever the group working on the web page reorganization decides they should fit.  That group includes Maribeth Slebodnik, Barb Austin, David Kaunelis and Donny Smith, with some input from Anthony Kaiser.  B. Hine noted that S. Hardin and Marsha Miller are supposed to be working on the LFA web page.  Maybe we can have discussions. 


         V.     15-minute open discussion




       VI.     Remarks of the Dean of Library Services


M. McCallister said she had nothing to add. 


     VII.     Report of the Faculty Senator


R. McGiverin noted he sent out a report earlier, and invited questions.   There were none.  B. Hine thanked him for his five years as senator.  Marsha Miller starts serving as senator in the fall.


   VIII.     Remarks from the Library Support Staff Representative


D. Taylor noted the Monday Message said the new coffee shop will be selling soft drinks.  One staffer asked whether we will no longer have soda machines on the first floor.  M. McCallister responded the snack and Coke machines will stay where they are. 


       IX.     Committee Reports


A.    Library Administrative Affairs Committee


1.     Proposed revisions to the Emergency Handbook


a.      J. Kerico noted the manual currently calls for a form to be filled out if there’s a terrorist or student takeover of the library.  That’s unrealistic.    


b.     Right now, it’s standard practice to call the Circulation Desk when there’s a problem.  The Handbook says to call the Administrative Office during business hours, but it makes more sense to call only one place.  E. Wright said she’s noticed than when an elevator goes out of service, there’s confusion. 


c.      M. McCallister recommended asking Systems Head Mike Jarrell to review the Systems part of the document.  We also haven’t talked about spam, viruses or hate mail  K. Gaul said she was told years ago that they have their own emergency procedures; so does Special Collections. 


d.     A. Comer asked about severe storms.  Bill Mercier, who’s in charge of campus security, recommended locking the library door.   People could steal things.  M. McCallister said it seems counter-intuitive to lock doors to prevent people from taking refuge during a storm. 


e.      S. Hardin said it may be good to leave one person on the first floor. 


f.      D. Taylor noted that the hoses mounted where the fire extinguishers are located don’t work. 


g.     B. Hine said it would be helpful if new items could be bolded. 


h.     C. Mehrens moved, and J. Kerico seconded, tabling the document for further revisions.  The motion passed. 


B.    Library Faculty Affairs Committee


K. Evans said the report issued during the spring meeting stands.  The Committee is meeting on the Promotion and Tenure Oversight Committee (PTOC) document, and business is scheduled during the summer. 


C.    Personnel Committee


E. Lorenzen said there was nothing to report except that the Committee has been having joint meetings with LFAC. 


      D.  Senate/University Committee reports




         X.     Old Business


A.    Report on the PTOC document


Already done. 


       XI.     New Business


A.    Related to Library Faculty issues




B.    Related to general library issues





The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m. 


Respectfully submitted,

Steve Hardin, Secretary