Cunningham Memorial Library

Library Faculty Assembly


LFA 07/08-07                                                 Approved: 

March 26, 2008

Room 230


Present: Shelley Arvin, Susan Frey, Kathy Gaul, Steve Hardin, Betsy Hine, Elizabeth Lorenzen, Rolland McGiverin, Valentine Muyumba

Ex-Officio: Alberta Comer, Ginger Garvey, Marsha Miller,

Guests: Michelle Boyd, Joan Evans, Anthony Kaiser, Carol Lunce, Ryan Weir


I.                 Call to Order at 2:00 and Approval of Agenda : 3 items were added: Approved as amended.


II.               Approval of Minutes of February 27. Approved unanimously as distributed.


III.             Chair’s Announcements/Reports : Reminder about commencement; Announced resignation of Emily Symonds from LAAC; A replacement needs to be appointed and approved.


IV.            Old Business

A.    Results of search committee for Digital Repository Librarian via electronic vote  (6-0-2) Susan Frey, Carol Lunce, Jacob Eubanks, Valentine Muyumba, Rolland McGiverin.

B.    Results of position description for Digital Repository Librarian via electronic vote (7-0-1)


V.              New Business

A.    ISU Library 2008/2009 Calendar. Moved to approve (SRH/BH) Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0).

B.    AD-8 Reference Database Searches. Moved to remove (BH/SRH). Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0)

C.    AD-15 CD-Rom Coordination Moved to remove (BH/SRH). Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0)

D.    AD-4 Bibliographic Search Orientation Moved to remove (BH/SRH). Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0)

E.     ADP-8 Reference Database Searching Fees. Moved to remove (BH/SRH). Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0)

F.      Position description for Interim Associate Dean. Moved to approve (SRH/BH): Discussion. Remove # 8, change #18 (new #19) politeness to civility; Title: Interim Associate Dean (Internal Search); Remove “must be eligible for faculty rank of at least the assistant librarian rank.” Earlier it had been recommended that the apps should be from the tenured faculty. Alberta Comer felt that the tenure requirement would be too limiting. Change requirements statement. Add a new 16. Ability to work with ambiguity.  Changes were accepted by SRH/BH. Motion with accepted changes passed unanimously (8-0-0)

G.    Reorganization of Electronic Resources (EAL for LAAC): Written rationale document from the committee was distributed.  Reorganization was approved unanimously (8-0-0)

H.    Replacement of Emily on LAAC: It was moved to accept Carol Lunce as replacement.  Motion passed unanimously (8-0-0).

I.       Recommendations for names for Interim Dean Search Committee.  Chair announced that by Friday at 4:30 names should be sent to Rolland for electronic vote to send 4 names to the Dean. The same will be done for Support Staff.

VI.            Remarks of the Dean of Library Services : IALA workshop (Theme is Circles of Knowledge) will be held at ISU April 16, same day as Authors and Artists reception.  Keynote speaker will be Alberta Comer.  April 12 we will be hosting the Indiana Black Librarians Network. Budget hearings were on Monday.  President commended us on our user surveys. We asked for additional work/study money and we received an additional $13,000 for this fiscal year. In the A & S budget presentation, Dean Tom Sauer mentioned a former discussion of a Math Center in the library.  ISU will be the home of the new Indiana Reading Association and its director.  We currently don’t evaluate department chairs in the library.  LAAC was charged to look into this issue.


VII.          Remarks from Library Support Staff: NR


VIII.        15-Minute Open Discussion: Kathy Gaul: Should we have a standing committee on library budgetary affairs?  Other colleges do this. We should make sure that LAAC fulfills its advisory role as overseers of the library budget as already stated in our Constitution/By-laws;  Anthony Kaiser mentioned the  GenEd task force report regarding Information Literacy. 


IX.            Committee Reports

A.    Library Administrative Affairs Committee: Anthony Kaiser reported that they still have some policies and procedures to look at. They are waiting for new head of circulation for fines & fees policy revision.

B.    Library Faculty Affairs Committee: NR

C.    Personnel Committee: NR

D.    Search Committees: Circ 3rd candidate is here today; offer has been made in the  Electronic Resources Librarian search and it has been accepted but the name cannot be released yet.

E.     Senate/University Committees: FEBC. Kathy Gaul reported on their discussion of sabbatical replacement moneys and that there is a retirement health benefits sub-committee.

X.              Remarks of the Faculty Senators: Marsha Miller reported that there are still problems with the life sciences areas.

XI.            Meeting was adjourned at 3:40


Respectfully submitted,

Betsy Hine, secretary