New Brunswick Libraries Faculty
Alexander Library Pane Room
September 19, 2003 - 9:30 a.m.
In Attendance: Stephanie Bartz,
Ellen Calhoun, Jeris Cassel, Kayo Denda, Constance Finlay, Rebecca Gardner,
Tom Gylnn, Brian Hancock, Karen Hartman, William Hemmig, Marty Kesselman, Triveni
Kuchi (recorder), Linda Langschied, Cinthia Levy, Patricia Libutti, Kevin Mulcahy,
Laura Bowering Mullen, Jim Niessen, Francoise Puniello, Eileen Stec, Farideh
Tehrani, Karen Wenk, Ryan Womack.
- Agenda for September 19, 2003
- Constance Finlay, Bill Hemmig
and Cinthia Levy were introduced and welcomed as new members.
- Minutes of May 16, 2003 and June
20, 2003 were approved.
- Farideh reported that "everything
was running smoothly" and she will bring more information about the merger
to the next meeting.
- Francoise reported that there
was no cut to the voucher funds, but $10,500 had to be cut from elsewhere.
An example of possible savings would be to reduce phone bills by using the
tie-line for calls to RU Newark and Camden. The updated phone directory will
most likely be available only online to save trees.
- Francoise also reported about
the faculty line exploratory committee recommendations for five positions
listed in priority order. She mentioned that according to Dr. Furmansky's
plan, there is talk of "All funds Budgeting" introducing more flexibility
within the funds and generally a restructuring of the budgeting process may
be expected. The faculty endorsed the faculty line report as submitted.
- Refreshments will be provided
at the NBLF meetings on a rotating basis among tenured members. Rebecca will
send out a list of names and the dates they will be responsible for. If necessary,
people will switch dates among themselves.
- Kevin presented a brief report
of the status of the NBL director search update. Kevin will also contact Lynn
Mullins about certain issues concerning the advertisement of the position.
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