NB Collection Group Meeting
Friday July 19, 2007

Attendees:  Kayo Denda , Howard Dess, Rebecca Gardner, Tom Glynn, Sara Harrington, Karen Hartman, Helen Hoffman, Treveni Kuchi, Mei Ling Lo, Jacki  Mardikian, Kevin Mulcahy (chair), Jim Niessen, Patricia Piermatti, Jane Sloan, Gracemary Smulewitz, John Sheppard, Farideh Tehrani (recorder),

Agenda approved
Chair's report
Team leader reports
Planning Issues
At the end Kevin briefly touched on some planning issues--possible strategies for getting additional funding--including working with departmental chairs to raise the issue of additional library funds as part of packages for new hires; new subject guides (including both missing science guides and some interdisciplinary guides called for by CDC--for example, climate change, immigration, transportation); possible training or continuing education needs for selectors; involving NBCG in marketing initiatives to provide a more balanced and realistic notion of the selector's role; and exploring ways of moving more of our reference collections to digital form.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.