Faculty Library Committee Meeting Minutes 10-10-07 Members present: B. Acker, B. Brown, J. Burroughs, A. Klene, M. McHugh, S. Mills, C. VanRoeckel, N. Vonessen Ex Officio Member present: Dean Allen Members absent/excused: P. Williams The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by Chair Mills. Minutes from 9/19/07 were approved. Communications: The meeting dates for the rest of the semester (November 14th and December 12th) were confirmed. Provost Engstrom supports the inclusion of Information Literacy in General Education. Representatives from the Library made a proposal (sent to committee electronically) to ASCRC and as a result it charged the Writing Committee with incorporating Information Literacy into the Writing Skills component of the General Education Framework. Instructors of ENEX 101 currently work with librarians to effectively integrate information literacy into assignments. Dean Allen provided an update on the Learning Commons initiative. The handout defined learning commons as coming together around shared learning tasks; collaborative learning where information is turned into knowledge. The math and writing tutoring in the library has had increase use. It offers greater visibility and service when needed. The learning commons will be a social learning environment for active collaborative learning in a space with library support and resources. A group is working on the initiative as part of retention efforts and will share a draft of the proposal with the committee. The Library Representative Meeting is on Thursday, October 18th. There are plans for a celebration in February signaling a change in how the library is operating that will center on the acquisition of Patricia Goedicke’s, a Poet of some renowned, papers. The event will provide the opportunity to talk with people about donating. Many individuals believe the library should be centrally funded. The library competes for donors with other campus priorities. Efforts will be made to collaboratively build collections within departments. A copy of the quarterly newsletter Connections that goes out to donors was provided to members. The Library has a committee that is working on marketing and promoting the library for greater visibility. It has been running advertisements in the Kaimin. Communications in the library, such as the flat screen displays and display boards are integrating campus events with Library information. Dean Allen Outlined the Library’s “to do” list. o New digital collections – pursuing grants o Expanding Archives & Special Collections in the area of Environmental Land Use and Native American Collections. There are Forestry collections that don’t exist in digital form. o The Library purchased a new federal search tool, “360°” that allows the search of multiple data bases at once. It improves the ability to find information without knowing the specific database. And the results will inform researches where they should be looking. o Website redesign – should be completed by the end of the academic year. o Recruiting in Bibliographic Management Services – first search failed. Candidates for the First-year Experience Coordinator position should be on campus at the end of the month. Questions: There was an inquiry about the old fashion interface used for the library catalog. The Library is looking at alternatives to the current catalog interface. The current program is required at the network level. Dean Allen asked what the committee is interested in. Professor Vonessen responded that it would be helpful to know what the Committee has accomplished in the past. It would also be more informative to receive two – three years of data on trends and budgets. There was a brief discussion regarding donation issues and volunteers. It takes time, effort and supplies to process donated collections. Archives and Special Collections has a former archivist that has volunteered to process a collection. Interns are also utilized. Rights to publish donated collections online are negotiated with the donor. Good and Welfare: Curriculum items are posted for ASCRC and Graduate Council review. Library Liaisons are welcome to take a look at the proposals as well to get an idea of the type of new courses programs are offering. Camie will send the links to the committee. The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 PM.