Minutes of July 31, 2008 Meeting

S. Bartz (Recorder), E. Berger, N. Borisovets, J. Cassel (Chair), M. Defino, V. Dent, R. Gardner (for K. Au), T. Glynn, M. Kesselman, T. Kuchi, F. Puniello, C. Radick, C. Sterback, W. Ren, R. Womack.
S. Beck, S. Harrington, J. Gardner

1. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as distributed.

2. Chair’s Report

a. Chris Sterback is the Systems representative to USC until a new head of Systems is hired.

b. Web pages for the Council have been added to the Staff Resources pages under Public Services. The Council charge, minutes, membership with contact information, and useful links have all been added.

c. A Sakai site was set up for the Council, including an email list to be used for discussions and distribution of documents. The new list is usc at sakai.rutgers.edu and it replaces the Mailman list that was previously established. Agendas and other documents will be posted to the Sakai site.

3. Discussion of Goals and Action Plan for AY 2008-2009

Goal I: Improve the quality of scholarly resources and information services that support the advancement of academic excellence at Rutgers

Two final points were raised… USC goals should make effective use of the group, rather than focusing on something that could be done by a small team. USC needs to be able to respond to problems and issues as they arise.

Goal II: Enhance the effectiveness of library services for students and the development of library facilities as learning spaces

Goal III: Improve awareness of the resources, services, facilities, and support available to all of the Libraries’s constituencies

Goal V: Continue to develop an organization and the human resources to achieve the Libraries’s strategic goals

There was additional discussion of general concerns/ideas out of the context of specific goals:

4. Next Meeting and Agenda Items

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