|Library Management Group|
JUNE 11, 1998
Members Present: Carol Drum, Carol Turner, Carolyn Henderson Allen, Dale Canelas, David Hickey, Dolores Jenkins, Dorothy Hope, Erich Kesse, Frank DiTrolio, John Ingram, Martha Hruska, Rich Bennett, Rob Roberts, Stacy Wall, Tom Cetwinski, Trudi DiTrolio, Helen Jane Armstrong
Members Absent: Barbara Oliver, Barry Hartigan, Bill Covey, Gary Cornwell, Jan Swanbeck, Stacey Marsh
1. Strategic Objective and Mission Statement:
The status of the 1997-1998 Strategic Objectives will remain posted for review and comment.
Carol Drum suggested that the word "Work" be changed to "Explore" in A.12. from the 1998/1999 Strategic Objectives. Also, under part C, add the Gartner Group materials. There wa a discussion about working with the university to implement the Gartner Group materials housed in the libraries as well a implementing access to these services.
There was a discussion about the need to add the remote authentication to electronic resources. Furthermore, the issue of Shands access was addressed. It was suggested that Shands could have a patron group category, like the USDA. This was added as a future agenda item.
For Goal 2.F., time lines need to be added.
Goal 3.C. needs to incorporate the Gartner Group materials into staff development. Update electronic competencies document.
Carolyn Henderson Allen discussed the proposal for Criteria and Ranking. She addressed Betty Capaldi's memo about the need to review departmental merit criteria to begin raise process.
One of the issues was factoring in national comparisions of salaries. Twenty to 30 people are 30-40% below the national standard. The following will be used for salary ranking scale:
5- $9,800 under the national average
After discussion, the 1-5 ranking system was chosen. The same definitions for the 10-point scale will be used for the 5-point scale. The highest number will be the best as in the following:
1-Average or below
Carolyn Henderson Allen will send out this information with packets for each department for a vote. If there are any problems get back to her immediately.
There was some confusion to the assignment of job categories, such as Functional Specialists and Systems Personnel. Public Services is in Reference. Technical Services is in Cataloging. Subject specialists are biographers. This is exactly the same as last time. Selectors, as a primary assignment, would be "Other". It was decided that each department uses its best judgment of the job category.
Departmental rankings must be returned by
10:30AM on Tuesday, June 16, 1998. This is all due to Tigert Hall by 4:00PM
Friday, June 19, 1998.
The group reviewed and updated the Staff Organization Task Force Report. Considered whether Library Management Group should take the report further and who would spearhead the effort. A ballot was suggested. Money handling was addressed as a major concern.
The point was raised that the UFLA social organization wanted speakers for staff development careers now. This was addressed as causing a morale problem. There was discussion about how it used to be more social with intermingling opportunities that have been lost.
The issue of staff time was discussed.
It was recommended that the task force reconvene with the help of the staff development officer and then have an open forum meeting.
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