Agenda was approved.
Deadline for correcting draft minutes of the Feb. meeting is next Friday.
Reference and A&H subgroup chair positions for two years starting July 2010 are available for election. Usually the positions are for tenured librarians. Let Ryan know if you are interested.
Approval plan has been spent quickly.
Development fund needs to be spent by June 30, 2010 and Phonothon funds need to be spent by April 12, 2010.
Rebecca (Sciences) reports that science librarians are busy spending;
Karen (SS) also asks selectors to continue to spend down, she will help any selectors who need assistance.
LRC talked about next year budget situation. A task force is starting to look at indexes and databases. The State Library may be merged with Rutgers Univ. It will mainly affect RUL.
Wiley Blackwell package proposal was sent out. It is currently under review by Wiley Blackwell. E-book Task Force is looking at a patron driven model to match selectors with records.
Now we can filter not just by fund code, but also by selector's name in the Coutts system.
The deadline for stopping book order is April 12, 2010. But if for some reason you cannot finish orders by the deadline, you can still send in order requests to Mary.
Mary Lynn Kingston from Coutts will visit Rutgers and update the profile.
The group thanked selectors for reviewing first four Excel files. Now selectors are asked to review two more Excel files on Alex Library T drive. (The review procedure sheet was distributed and it is available on Alex T drive too). Deadline for the feedback is April 10th. Please review for accuracy and add your comments in the comment areas. The Working Group will review the results and report back to NBCG.
Ryan: What is potential using LibGuldes to create guides at RUL and what would be the impact on liaison relationship?
Mary: A task force is establishing for LibGuides. Anyone who would like to contribute, please let Mary know.
Melissa: LibGuides is a web 2.0 content management and publishing system created by SpringShare, a company created by a former librarian. A library just needs to subscribe to the service. All guides created by LibGuides will be in the same format.
An introductory discussion followed.
Ryan: next year budget does not look promising. We should have a general discussion about strategies to cope with the potential cut or give back.
After the discussion, the following areas were suggested to look at:
Sara: Bibliography of the History of Art database will be discontinued on April 1, 2010. Please send questions regards to the database to Sara.
Bob: Task Force for Collection Analysis is established. Anyone who wants to serve, please contact Bob.
There is potential funding for one time purchases at the end of the year.
Adjournment at 11:30am
Respectfully submitted by Connie Wu on March 25, 2010