Library Faculty Assembly Minutes





LFA 10/05-11†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approved: July 20, 2006

June 22, 2006

Room 028



Present: Susan Frey, Steve Hardin, Betsy Hine, Anthony Kaiser, Juliet Kerico, Chris Mehrens, Maribeth Slebodnik

Ex-Officio: Myrna McCallister, Alberta Comer

Guests: Michelle Boyd, Carol Jinbo


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

C. Mehrens called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm. B. Hine moved and M. Slebodnik seconded approval of the agenda.The agenda were approved.


II.†††Approval of minutes LFA 10/05-9 (May 4, 2006)

M. Slebodnik moved and B. Hine seconded approval of the minutes. The minutes were approved.††


III.††† Recognition Awards presented to Steve Hardin

C. Mehrens presented an award to Steve Hardin for filling in many times to take LFA minutes and for generally being such a great team player.


IV.††† Chairís announcements/reports

C. Mehrens reminded those present to regularly read Academic Notes because they contain important information about the curriculum.


V.†† ††15-minute open discussion



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

Dean McCallister announced that the Extravaganza Task Force met and set the date for the 2006 Extravaganza for Friday, September 7 from 10 AM to 3 PM.She is especially excited about Steve Hardinís suggestion of having a Google Challenge table. The campus Law School Task Force recently made its recommendations to the president. The recommendation will go the Board at the August meeting. Coke lost the campus contract in favor of Pepsi. With money from the Bakerman bequest the library will be giving a $1000 (undergraduate) award and a $1500 (graduate) award to the students who demonstrate the most creative use of the library in researching their papers.


VII.Remarks from Library Support Staff

†††††††† None.


VIII. Committee Reports


A.    Library Administrative Affairs
J. Kerico reported that they are planning to meet to discuss noise policy.


B. ††Library Faculty Affairs Committee

M. Slebodnik reported that they met to finish drafting suggested changes to the TPAPR and will meet at least 2 more times before she leaves.


C. Personnel Committee

S. Hardin reported that they are still working on documentation for four more faculty.


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



E. Report from Gen Ed Council representative



IX.††† Old Business



X.†††† New Business


†††††††† A. Vice Chair Replacement

C. Mehrens announced that the position of LFA vice chair will be vacant due to M. Slebodnikí leaving on July 14 and asked if we needed to fill the position immediately. B. Hine moved that since we are so close to LFA elections, we should wait and fill the vacant position then. M. Slebodnik seconded.The motion was approved.


B.    LFA Elections (August)
C. Mehrens announced that he will send out eligibility notices via email one month prior to the elections, which must take place on or before August 15.


XI.†† Adjournment

M. Slebodnik moved and A. Kaiser seconded adjournment.The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 pm.




Respectfully submitted,

Susan Frey

LFA Secretary