1. Agenda was adopted.
2. November 14th meeting minutes need some revision. The final version will be sent to S. Bartz.
3. NB Faculty Line Needed, Cluster hires and Diversity hires
Currently, Hiring an Associate Director of Dana Library is in the process under the diversity hires. NBL should use the diversity hire or cluster hire opportunities to fill desperately needed vacant positions.
According to MG articulated at the Planning and Coordinating Committee, the Diversity hire is supported 50% salary by the University for three years. It has to be someone with accomplishments in the area. MG has to make the case to VP of the University for an approval. A diversity hire does not go through the regular hire process which means, if approved, the candidate will be hired immediately.
In NBL, some colleagues have suggested that area studies or business librarian positions might be areas that could be addressed in this way. K. Denda had contacted a Latin American Librarian at UCLA and identified five librarian names in Latina studies area. The Search Committees for the Area Studies and Business have also received a few diversity applications. We need to present our written proposal to MG and VDG by Wed. Dec. 17th.
An intensive discussion occurred. The following are some questions from the discussion:
After the discussion, the decisions were made as follows:
4. NBISG Report - Glynn
Take out the sentence: "Its second goal is to provide reference in new and different formats" from Nov. 14th meeting minutes.
Two goals for this year set by NBISG need to be discussed in the near future because six months already passed.
Mulcahy: Dec. NBCG meeting may be canceled if there are no urgent agenda items.
Fetzer: There is no promotion action this year, so there will be no tenured faculty meeting in Jan.
6. Meeting adjourned at 11:00am.