Minutes of September 15, 2004 Meeting

Vibiana Bowman, Jeanne Boyle (recorder), Jeris Cassel (guest), Christine Ingram, Anthony Joachim, Pamela Johnson, Patricia Libutti, Tracey Meyer, Jeff Teichmann, Judit Ward, Marilyn Wilt (chair)

Chair Update

Marilyn Wilt reported that she is working on a new employee orientation scheduled for October 26 and the annual employees charitable campaign, which will occur in October and November. She and Judit Ward are putting materials from Envisioning the Future on the website and preparing for the brown bag screenings. She is also providing support for a brown bag lunch with SAPAC.

State of the Libraries

Marilyn reported that State of the Libraries has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, at the Busch Campus Center. Center Hall has been reserved for the formal program, and meetings rooms will be used for registration, breakfast, and the showcase of digital projects. The theme suggested for the event is the Libraries current planning process. Marilyn and Jeris Cassel, Faculty Coordinator, met to plan how to pull together for the program all of the data we have been gathering. A logical framework for the program is to use the draft strategic goals for the university and identify relevant library activities and have one key presenter for each. The program will begin at 9 and run until about 11:15 or 11:30. The group approved this plan and selected the title: Creating our Future.

Technical Skills Development Series

The fall schedule was distributed. Chris Ingram and Vib Bowman will contact Marilyn for Newark and Camden attendees to get required software CD/disks and handouts.


The committee list on the Training and Development website has been updated, and Marilyn will send out a general notice about the reconstituted committee. Tricia Libutti is looking at training and development websites at other universities and will recommend how to set up a committee listserv.

Diversity Programming

Marilyn will be implementing diversity training as part of our strategic planning efforts. She will report more at the next meeting. An idea is to create a map of the world to show from where we have all come.

Leadership Institutes

Marilyn would like to offer leadership institutes for librarians and staff annually. Tony Joachim and Chris Ingram will work with Marilyn on planning full day institutes.

During the discussion it was noted that the Collaborative Development Series is on hold pending review with university human resources. Tracey Meyer and Judit Ward will work with Marilyn on the review and planning next steps.


Tricia has reviewed training and development pages on many university websites. She spoke about the great variety of what she has seen. She has not yet seen enough to benchmark and will continue to work beyond the five sites she has gotten into so far. Vib volunteered to work with Tricia on this project.

Allied Professional Association

Vib Bowman reported that ALA's Allied Professional Association is primarily interested in certification and fair pay. The URL is: http://www.ala-apa.org/.

ALCTS Support Staff Grant

A grant for support staff to attend an ALA conference is being offered by ALCTS. See Marilyn for further information.

Showcasing Dana/Robeson

Chris will explore with Bob Nahory and speak with Lynn Mullins the possibility of creating a tour of Dana's artwork that could be shared with library staff across the university. Vib will speak with Gary about a tour of renovations at the Robeson library. Tours could be live or taped and pieces reused for a more general orientation.


Chris will share Newark's supervisory renewal experience with Tracey and Jeff, who will be working on developing a supervisory renewal offering for the system, building also on the New Brunswick supervisor sessions held early in 2004.

Next Steps

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2 pm, Nicholas Rutgers Room, 3rd Floor Alexander Library, New Brunswick.

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