New Brunswick Libraries Faculty Meeting: Minutes of the May 4, 2012 Meeting

Joe Consoli, Kayo Denda, Joseph Deodato, Mary Fetzer, Judy Gardner, Rebecca Gardner (Chair), Melissa Gasparotto, Karen Hartman, Melissa Just, Triveni Kuchi, Mei Ling Lo, Jackie Mardikian, Kevin Mulcahy, Jill Nathanson, Jim Niessen, Michele Oswell, Bob Sewell, Gene Springs, Eileen Stec, Myoung Wilson, Ryan Womack (recorder), Connie Wu

1. Minutes

Minutes of the prior meeting were approved.

2. AUL Report

Melissa Just reported that there is now a facilities plan and budget to extend the hours of the Graduate reading room until 2 am. This includes a new set of doors and elevator restrictions to restrict access to the stacks.

3. Instruction Discussion

Jill N. reviewed current instructional activities:

Melissa J. introduced the discussion phase by informing us of the ability of funds for temporary assistance, and that we should have a thoughtful discussion of the long-term needs for instructional positions. At the same time, we will not move slowly to make a decision, since there are needs.

Some points from the extensive discussion follow:

Next steps - Jill and Melissa are planning for the Fall, which will be covered. In general, we need to reconsider these issues and develop a strategic plan with clear decisions for the future. A working group chaired by Melissa will be formed to move these issues forward in a timely manner.

4. Announcements

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.

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