Library Faculty Assembly Minutes





LFA 10/05-7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved: May 4, 2006

February 23, 2006

Room 028



Present: Susan Frey, Steve Hardin, Mike Jarrell, Anthony Kaiser, Juliet Kerico, Marsha Miller, Maribeth Slebodnik, Elizabeth Wright

Ex-Officio: Myrna McCallister, Alberta Comer

Guests: Michelle Boyd, Kathy Gaul, Betsy Hine



I.††† ††Call to order and approval of agenda

In C. Mehrensí absence M. Slebodnik called the meeting to order at 2:04 pm. M. Jarrell moved and A. Kaiser seconded approval of the agenda.The agenda was approved.


II.†††Approval of minutes LFA 10/05-4 (November 30, 2005)

S. Hardin moved and M. Jarrell seconded approval of the minutes from the January 26, 2006 LFA meeting.The minutes were approved.†† S. Hardin moved and M. Miller seconded approval of the minutes from the January 30, 2006 LFA meeting.The minutes were approved.


II.†††† Chairís announcements/reports

M. Slebodnik announced that the next LFA meeting will be held on March 30 and reminded all that on March 23 the provost and president will speak with the faculty.M. Slebodnik also announced that C. Mehrens had invited Steve lamb to speak with us on March 23.M. Slebodnik also announced that Rolland McGiverin will serve on the campus PTOC and LFAC to replace the opening left by Sally bakerís retirement.


IV.†† 15-minute open discussion



V.†††† Remarks of the Dean of Library Services

Dean McCallister thanked M. Jarrell for his work on the laptop initiative for faculty.According to plan, half the faculty will get a leased laptop this year and the other half will get one next fall.These laptops will be kept for three years and then the cycle should begin again. Systems will load software for our laptops, not OIT.



M. Jarrell said that docking stations, keyboards and mice will be included and that OIT will be making special provisions for departments that rely on Macs.There was general discussion on the issue of where students will be charging their laptops and Dean McCallister said that the library building will probably be used heavily by students to recharge their laptops.


VI.†† Report of the Faculty Senator

M. Miller reported that at the February 16 meeting there was open discussion on all courses being offered online. One senator asked how a course such as a speech course be offered in this way.Also discussed was the initiative to have all staff on laptops.It was reported that enrollment is down but retention is up and that a feasibility committee for a law school is being formed.

VII.Remarks from Library Support Staff



VIII. Committee Reports


A. Library Administrative Affairs

J. Kerico reported that the calendar went forward to LFA. Also, LAC is looking at ways other schools are handling staffing during hiring freezes.


B. ††Library Faculty Affairs Committee

M. Slebodnik reported that LAFC is looking at how the teaching faculty structures their annual reports as a comparison with our TPAR in an effort to streamline our reporting documentation.


C. Personnel Committee

M. Miller reported that the committee just finished reviewing all pre-tenure reviews.


D. Reports from librarians serving on Faculty Senate & University Committees

K. Gaul said that the FEBC met in February but there wasnít a quorum.Candy Barton attended the meeting to discuss the dependant child fee policy.B. Hine announced that Faculty Affairs is discussing giving part time faculty the same recognition as full time in the handbook and recommending an investigation into comparing different course evaluation instruments. A. Comer announced that she is on the Center for Instruction, Research and Technology (CIRT) advisory committee.Their first meeting was this past Monday. They will be an advisory group of 15 members from across campus. There will be CIRT Open House on March 9th. At this point Alberta is not sure how this committee will interact with OIT.A. Comer also announced that ISU Press is now registered as an official publisher. M. Slebodnik said that the URC is starting to review their second round of proposals. She encouraged librarians top apply. S. Hardin and A. Kaiser attended Traffic Committee.He reported that they are considering doing away with parking on Eagle St by the Hulman Center.


E. Report from Gen Ed Council representative

J. Kerico reported that there was discussion that the quantitative literacy requirement should be called a math requirement. There were differing opinions on this.The Council is carrying on with program prioritization


IX.††† Old Business

M. Slebodnik reported that LFA still needs to make additional revisions to the PTOC draft before it goes to the Dean.

X.††† New Business




XI.†† Adjournment

S. Hardin moved and A Kaiser seconded adjournment.The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.



Respectfully submitted,

Susan Frey