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University Librarian's Cabinet: Minutes of the November 16, 2004 Meeting

Present:
Agnew, Boyle, Fultz, Gaunt, Golden, Mullins, Puniello, Sewell, Tehrani, Zapcic

University Librarian's Report - Gaunt

Goals - All

In determining goals for 2004-05, Cabinet decided to frame its goals around the University's five strategic goals of Academic Excellence, Students and Campuses, Service and Constituency Relations, Resources for Rutgers, and Leadership and Administration. As we will be engaging in the development of our five-year strategic plan, this year's goals should focus on what can be accomplished by June 30 and will position us well for the Strategic Plan. Ideas included completing the excellence indicators, progress on the repository, preservation, information literacy, communications/marketing, plans for fundraising, recruitment, faculty diversity and organizational structure and culture. The DRAFT goals will be reviewed and finalized at the next Cabinet meeting.

Reclassifications - Gaunt

Cabinet reviewed list of pending reclassification requests submitted by Cabinet members, which was compiled by Nancy Hendrickson. Based on funds available, Gaunt recommended that these be approved. If there are additional requests, they will be held until early February, when Cabinet will review funds available. No staff members should be working out of their classification. Hiring and advertising for staff positions will continue as normal. Gaunt reminded Cabinet that no internal promotions or new hires are to be made without her approval, if the hiring would exceed the amount of funds on the line available. If University Human Resources contacts your supervisors regarding salary negotiations, it should be referred to the Libraries' Human Resources and Budget Offices for review to ensure that funds are available.

Strategic Planning - Gaunt

Gaunt distributed an outline on strategic planning and the list of people nominated for the Libraries' Strategic Planning Committee by RUL faculty and staff. Gaunt suggested that the committee potentially be composed of eight members. Gaunt reviewed with Cabinet the characteristics that Cabinet and the Planning/Coordinating Committee have recommended for members of the committee:

Based on discussion of nominees relative to these characteristics and the strategic planning process, Gaunt will send out invitations to potential members who were identified by Cabinet. Once finalized, the list of members will be put up on the Web with documents reflecting roles, responsibilities, and charge.

Communications Audit Recommendations Review - Glazer/Boyle

This agenda item will be tabled until the next Cabinet meeting.

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Gaunt

Sewell

Boyle

Mullins



 
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