Libraries Committee Minutes for the Meeting of Sept. 15, 2004
Rawl Annex 142
Regular members in attendance:
Gross, Susan DelVecchio, Thomas Douglass, Marianna
Walker, Michael Duffy, James Wirth.
Ex-Officio members in
attendance: Carroll Varner, Dorothy Spencer, Henry Ferrell, Don Finley, Maggie
Also in attendance: Jeff Coghill, John Lawrence, Rita Reaves (rep. for VC Jim Smith),
and Lori Lee
1.) Committee elections
Marianna Walker elected President
Susan Del Vecchio elected Vice-President
Thomas Douglass elected
2.) A new time of was established for future
3.) Discussion of
Henry Ferrell suggested we
continue the goals from Continuing Business, but also suggested the charge of
Collections Development overview.
SalmanAbdulali suggested identifying
collection trends for the next few years including economic aspects, like rates
Dorothy Spencer reported on
the budget shortfall for LAUPUS, yet observed that the library tax exemption
status adds 72 k in cash flow.
A motion was made by Ferrell
to review copies of the annual budget of both libraries, Joyner and Health Sciences.
Motion seconded by Abdulali, and the motion
reported on The ULAC Consortium Advisory Committee Meeting (ULAC includes ECU
and all other state-affiliated universities, except for UNC and NC State, which
are members of TRLN). He reported on a recent agreement with Wylie, Blackwell,
and Springer which will add 1200-1500 new electronic titles to the online
He also reported on the
ULAC-PASCAL merger that will bring 820 print and 10,288 electronic new titles
to the med libs.
Maggie O’Neill suggested
more focus on bibliographic instruction for students. Carrol
Varner sketched out existing programs for bibliographic study. Tom Douglass
suggested that a review of bibliographic instruction be one of the committee’s
Abdulali suggested an ongoing goal of the committee should also
be a continuing discussion of print and electronic availability and access for
both the Humanities and Sciences.
John Lawrence said he
would report on Libqual at the October or November
Ferrell also suggested
that the committee monitor ILL
and database ILL issues.
4.) As a result of the
discussion, the goals of the committee for 2004-2005 were established as
1To review the annual
2To review collection development.
4To continue discussion
of open access issues.
5To monitor and
identify Interlibrary loan issues for Joyner and LAUPUS libraries.
6To consider other business
items not covered in the goals above carried over from 2003-2004, which
1Receive a report on
the results of libraries’ evaluation through Libqual.
2Monitor the status of
ILL pilot for Allied Health and Nursing.
5.) Meeting was adjourned
at 4:45. Next meeting will be held Oct. 20 in Joyner Library Administrative
Meeting Room at