Present:S. Bartz, B. Beede, E. Calhoun, J. Cassel, J.
Consoli, K. Denda, M. Fetzer (Chair), R. Gardner, T. Glynn, B. Hancock,
S. Harrington, S. Hines, H. Hoffman, R. Jantz, M. Kesselman, T. Kuchi,
P.Libutti, J. Mardikian, K. Mulcahy, L. Murtha, J. Niessen, F.
Olin, P. Piermatti, F. Puniello, J. Sloan, A. Tallau, S. Tama, T. Tate, F.
Tehrani (recorder), R. Toyama, L. Vazquez, M. Wilson, R. Womack, C. Wu.
The minutes of July 20, 2001 meeting were approved.
Chair's Announcements:Mary Fetzer
welcomed the new librarians Jim Niessen and Triveni Kuchi.The revised NB Library Faculty
Functional Group's chart was discussed briefly and a few minor corrections
response to concerns librarians voiced at the May NBLF meeting
regarding use of public terminals, Francoise Puniello had been asked to follow up with Jeanne
Boyle.Boyle is willing to come to individual units to discuss perceived problems.There are often complex legal and human rights issues involved.Because security concerns have also been
raised, Francoise will bring copies of existing security manuals to our next
Addie Tallau was leaving early
to attend the University Senate meeting and announced that the subject of discussion at the Senate
meeting will be the proposedCollege of Applied and Professional Studies.She invited library faculty to attend the meeting of the whole’s discussion or check the
Senate’s web page for the proposed structural plan and
contact her if there are any comments or questions.
Director’s Report:Ryoko discussed appropriate use of the NBL
website and the use of $100,000 of student computing fees the
Libraries will receive per Dr. Seneca's
report of September.She invited library faculty to start
brainstorming on taking advantage of the opportunity to apply
for additional funding and suggested coordinating the effort with the
NB Information Services Group.
also reminded the faculty to consult the New Brunswick Faculty list and make a special effort to
contact the newly hired faculty to introduce yourself
and welcome them.
also discussed the idea of transporting special SCC lectures to Camden andNewark. Everyone supported this; she will follow up
Associate Director’s Report:The President's memo regarding RUNet 2000 suggests that
there will be 61 educational TV channels for viewing campus-wide and this includes the libraries. A lengthy discussion took place with
regards to the locations of TV channels in the libraries, policies, and the selection of the
channels available in the libraries. It was suggested that all recommendations and suggestions be forwarded
updated the group on D21
progress.She also observed that space usage within
Alexander will be looked at next fall.
question of whether NBL faculty wanted a consciousness raising session on Reciprocal Borrowing Policy was raised. Myoung noted that there is information
available on the web (Public Services Policy Memo #6 Cooperative Access
Arrangements), which is regularly updated by the Public Service
Council. She invited all new faculty and others to browse through
them. She suggested adding the information to the
Travel Committee Report:Joe Consoli
noted that the NBL Faculty Travel Policy is on the NBL web site. Be sure to
use an original green form. If interested in details on policy, please
check the web. He gave a short report of expenditures and reminded everyone to be careful when
signing up for travel funds. As funds are locked in for your use, please
make sure to notify the committee if you decide not to travel so as to not
prevent others from the use of these funds.
New Brunswick Libraries Reference Manual and Status:Myoung announced that the manual is
operational and on the NBL web site.Some
emergency procedures are included.The manual is a sandwich document between local units
and RUL.She also encouraged local units to maintain
their own manuals.
Issues from the Councils.No discussion issues were
Presentation on LUNA and brief demonstration: Demonstration
of LUNA Imaging by Joe Consoli and Nancy Stowell was the
highlight of the meeting. LUNA is mostly based on the Getty Art History
Information program with large-scale automation projects and image technology research.
LUNA can help plan and carry out complete projects, cancapture digital images from a diversity of film, print, and original source materials,
and help to plan and carry out complete projects
in an electronic environment. Cost is about $65,000 for access (of which
$20,000 came from RUL) and $25,000 foryearly maintenance.
Next meeting: The next scheduled faculty meeting is November
20th and coincides with RUL Faculty
meeting.As a result, NB Faculty meeting
voted to change the NBL meeting time to Ryoko will provide a box lunch.
Recorder for next meeting/Adjournment (in reverse
chronological order) Tate, Tama, Tallau… .The meeting was adjourned at .
Recorded by Farideh Tehrani; amended11/9/01 per comments received.