Minutes of February 21, 2013 Meeting

Bonnie Fong, Tom Izbicki, Michael Joseph, Barry Lipinski, Rhonda Marker, Kevin Mulcahy (chair), Vincent Pelote (remote), Gracemary Smulewitz, Julie Still (remote), Ann Watkins, Mary Beth Weber, Tao Yang (recorder)
Grace Agnew, Janice Pilch

1. Approval of the Agenda

K. Mulcahy noted one change to the agenda - G. Agnew's report was cancelled. The revised agenda was approved.

2. Approval of Minutes from January 17, 2013

The January minutes were approved with suggestions for minor revisions.

3. Chair's Report - K. Mulcahy

K. Mulcahy distributed a spreadsheet detailing RUL funds in FY13. He called attention to the negative balances in both the approval plan and current periodicals (G. Smulewitz explained that the numbers for current periodicals are subject to change). The spreadsheet also showed a large free balance in non-state monograph funds. Kevin encouraged selectors to speed up the spending of their budget allocations. T. Izbicki will scoop up unencumbered H and P funds in the 4th quarter.

K. Mulcahy noted that Elizabeth Sosnowska, the E-Resources Librarian of UMDNJ, is joining the LRC as an observer.

4. AUL Report - T. Izibicki

5. AUL Report - G. Agnew (cancelled)

6. Central Technical Services Report (M. B. Weber)

7. Distributed Technical Services Report - G. Smulewitz

8. RU/UMDNJ Integration Update - T. Izbicki, et al.

9. Collection Development Strategies - T. Izbicki (posted in Sakai)

The Collection Development Strategy has not been updated in recent years. The revised document stresses balance and diversity. Some wording changes were suggested. Members will review the revised document and discuss it again.

10. Mid-Year Review Review of LRC Objectives, 2012-2013 - K. Mulcahy

K. Mulcahy led the review of LRC objectives. Objectives 4 was considered partially completed, 1, 2, 3, and 7 in progress, and 5 and 6 on hold.

11. Announcements

Bonita Grant of Special Collections and University Archives is retiring.

B. Fong is giving a talk at SAPAC Brown Bag on rethinking information literacy for graduate students today.

12. Agenda for Next (and Future) Meetings

Some ideas for future agenda were:

13. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:52am.

Submitted by Tao Yang.

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