New Brunswick Libraries Faculty Meeting: Minutes of the April 8, 2011 Meeting

Jeris Cassel, Kayo Denda (recorder), Judy Gardner, Rebecca Garder (chair), Melissa Gasparotto, Sara Harrington, Qian Hu, Tom Izbicki, Triveni Kuchi, Mei Ling Lo, Kevin Mulcahy, Laura Mullen, Jim Niessen, Michele Oswell, Bob Sewell, Donna Schulman, Jane Sloan, Gene Springs, Eileen Stec, Gideon Thompson, Tao Yang, Ryan Womack, Connie Wu

1. The meeting agenda was approved.

2. The minutes of the February meeting were approved.

3. AUL/RIS Report

The RIS Mid-year report is to be considered the AUL/RIS report.

4. NBLF input for AUL/RIS search.

The AUL/RIS position is posted. The search Committee members are Tom Izbicki (chair), Judy Gardner, Melissa Gasparotto, Karen Hartman, Rebecca Gardner, Bobby Tipton, Isaiah Beard, and Anne Coiro (English Dept. faculty) . Numerous RUL positions are now being recruited simultaneously (3 new RUL system wide positions, Associate Director at Dana, many staff lines) offering an exciting and dynamic environment for potential candidates.

Tom I. solicited input from the group regarding concerns, clarifications, and topics of interest to pose/ask/inform the candidates during their interview and visit on campus. Recommendations are as follows:

Tom I. also invited suggestions for topics for candidates' presentation. The ideas offered are:

5. NBLF input for strategic plan

During its goals discussion in September, NBLF acknowledged the fact that the current strategic plan is about to expire. It was suggested that NBLF participate, as appropriate, in the process for creating the next three year plan. Rebecca, as NBLF chair, will touch base with Jeanne to determine whether there is a role for NBLF in the planning process.

6. Data presentation

Ryan's presentation is available at
Under link "Data management and RUresearch Presentation."

Ryan asked the liaisons for names of academic faculty who might be interested in collaboration regarding data management and collaboration.

7. Announcements and Updates

The attendees of the ACRL Conference in Philadelphia have access to the ACRL Virtual conference. Interested librarians to contact Gene Springs for password.
On Rutgers Day Sat 4/30, RUL will have activities at ART and ALEX.
PC Reservation contract renewal is due in fall 2011.
Joe Abraham created an online reference statistics gathering site. The prototype will be discussed.

8. The meeting was adjourned at 11:45AM.

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