The meeting opened at 2:37 p.m. Harry introduced Tara McDonnell, the new Libraries director of development.
Productive first meeting with many RUL staff interested in participating in activities (scavenger hunt, talks, displays, open house) and information kiosks (at ALEX and ART). Next meeting planned for March 10th.
Rose, Darryl and Harry plan to attend in order to obtain more information about logistics, tents, event locations, and support.
WAC agreed to add the Rutgers Day button to the front page of the Libraries Website, by placing it right above the News bookmark.
WAC agreed to add the slogan to the Libraries front page (Au demonstrated a version that placed the slogan right above the picture) and will finalize the size and color of the text very soon.
Harry thanked the group for including the slogan into their email signatures, He also showed a mock-up for a bookmark with the slogan, and the group discussed the use of the reverse side. Conclusion: names and phone numbers for the libraries will be added. Harry will investigate the placement of posters with the slogan on all campus buses. Harry will also add the slogan to the RUL Facebook page.
Group recommends that the new change machine that has been approved be located at LSM.
The group was very pleased with Michelle’s story on the Website.
Au provided an overview of the study and its objective for helping with the Website re-design.
Ideas discussed included: news story on Website; Facebook message; pitching a story for Targum in NB, Gleaner in Camden, and Observer in Newark, daily countdown at Circ desk; posters on campus buses; ad(s) in Targum – will ask Core Team about budget. Sub-committee of Harry, Tao and Au to pursue these ideas.
Group questioned the need for this TV when there is an existing TV viewing room within 20 feet of the proposed location. Besides, the sound level will disturb many library users.
Group reviewed the actions steps for committee’s Goals and Objectives and evaluated suggestions for the current and next year.
Put on hold since another survey is being planned by Jeanne Boyle.
Thurs. April 2nd @ the Dana Library
Meeting adjourned at 4:20pm