Spring Library Faculty Meeting
May 5, 2005, 8:30 a.m.
Faculty present: Sally Baker, Karen Evans, Kathy Gaul, Steve Hardin, Betsy Hine, Anthony Kaiser, David Kaunelis, Juliet Kerico, Elizabeth Lorenzen, Rolland McGiverin, Chris Mehrens, Valentine Muyumba, Maribeth Slebodnik, David Vancil, Elizabeth Wright
Support Staff present: Joan Evans, Debra Taylor
Dean Myrna McCallister called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.
Faculty Committee reports (summaries here; reports filed elsewhere):
Dean McCallister said there was not much else to report since her last talk at the quarterly all-library meeting two days ago. There’s still no resolution for what’s going to happen when our printing contract expires. Current proposals separate printing and copying into two issues. There would be a copy release station. Rose-Hulman and St. Mary-of-the-Woods permit our students to print freely when they visit their campuses, but we don’t reciprocate. We’ve been handling printing at a loss of $2000/month. A proposal from ICON would have six printers in the building, requiring machine and toner and paper deliveries, lease costs, and software on the machines to track students’ printing. The undergraduate students would be permitted 600 “free” pages per semester; graduate students would get 1000 pages. But the Office of Information Technology (OIT) does not want to pay for the printers in the library. OIT wants to provide the library with 3 cents per page for every print made – since the cost last year was 7 cents per page, we’d lose money. We’d prefer not to be in the printing business. We’re at a stalemate. The Dean’s next meeting with the Provost is May 16th. OIT gets the proceeds from a $52 technology fee. Some $80,000 of that money is earmarked for printing. Our contract expires at the end of July. She referenced an email from Marsha Miller about printing, and encourages everyone to review it. It raises some interesting questions, such as how to accommodate all the various print drivers which will be loaded on students’ laptops. Michelle Boyd, Mike Jarrell, Alberta Comer and Paul Asay will be helping with printing issues. Dean McCallister said she’d be delighted to have more input or ideas. Some general discussion on printing issues followed.
An election was held for a library representative on the Promotion and Tenure Oversight Committee (PTOC). David Kaunelis nominated Sally Baker. Rolland McGiverin seconded. Sally was elected to a three-year term.
Betsy Hine moved, and Rolland McGiverin seconded, adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 a.m.