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2000/2001 Executive Summary

The year 2000/2001 held a major challenge for Academic Library Services (ALS). Reducing the reliance upon print journals while increasing access to electronic journals was a realignment task that the library faculty embraced. Ali Abdulla, Reference Department Head, led a Journal Realignment Committee which established valuable guidelines for print journal reduction. Stefanie DuBose and Kathy D'Angelo performed heroic feats of analysis and negotiation to see that the best electronic data bases were added to our collections.

Two major departmental reviews, Music and Government Documents, were conducted during the year. Plans were made to renovate the Music Library with compact shelving, new furniture, and new staffing arrangements. The issues surrounding Government Documents were continued into the Fall semester.

The receipt of the Langford endowment funds promised increased spending on materials. The decision was reached to add an Associate Director for Collections, along with an Associate Director for Administration and User Services, to enhance our collection development.

The Office of Development coordinated two new Joyner celebrations. A reception was held honoring the Langfords and their portraits were unveiled. The Founder's Day celebration was in honor of the Wendel and Alva Smiley Patron's Wall and the naming of Smiley Way in front of the building. Dwain Teague, Associate Director for Development, coordinated the events.