Present: E. Calhoun, J. Cassel, H. Dess, M. Fetzer, R. Gardner,
T. Glynn, B. Hancock, K. Hartman, H. Hoffman, R. Jantz, M. Kesselman,
T.Kuchi, P. Libutti (Recorder), M. Lo, J. Mardikian, K. Mulcahy
(Chair), L. Mullen , J. Niessen, F. Olin, P. Page, F. Puniello,
J. Sloan, E. Stec, T. Tate, F. Tehrani, R. Toyama, L. Vazquez, K.
Wenk, M. Wilson, and C. Wu.
The New Brunswick Library Faculty meeting was opened at about 9:40 am by K. Mulcahy, Chair.
Puniello: Francoise will be handling the budget
and personnel matters as Acting Director. Francoise will have
offices in Alexander and LSM.
Tehrani: Farideh will be handling the facility and technical services areas as the Acting Associate Director.
Toyama: Ryoko opened her address to the faculty with the remark:
" I'd like to thank you for putting up with me."
Then she requested that if something needed to be finished,
it should be sent to her via e-mail. Her second point was the
importance of this meeting. She expressed her view that "You
have a lot to say; your input is valuable". Toyama commented
on the unusual budget situation being faced by the RUL. The
number of lines included for New Brunswick is 64.55, which includes
two 10-month contracts. She noted that clerical staffs are unionized,
APS was not unionized, and vacancies were advertised weekly
on the RUL Web.
Sloan requested clarification of the APS posting, and was told " it was in the pipeline."
Dess asked if temporary lines were at risk due to the budget scenario, and Toyama responded with "Yes". Measures being examined include early retirement and payback. packages. A non-tenured line can become tenure track; NBLF needs to look at the positions. A possibility is one FTE at Librarian V or Librarian IV with restrictions.
Puniello: reported that " we would be working on this together."
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:40 am.
Patricia O'Brien Libutti,