|Library Management Group|
OCTOBER 8, 1998
Members Present: Carol Drum, Carol Turner, Dale Canelas, David Hickey, Dorothy Hope, Erich Kesse, Marcia Pearce, Rob Roberts, Barbara Oliver, Martha Hruska, Rich Bennett, Tom Cetwinski, Jan Swanbeck, Bill Covey, Gary Cornwell, Carolyn Henderson Allen, Barry Hartigan, Pam Cenzer, John Ingram
Members Absent: Frank
Di Trolio, Trudi DiTrolio, Carl VanNess
1. Capital Campaign/Corporate Weekend Update
Gary Cornwell said that the idea behind the proposal was that division directors would know what was happening in their areas and could then assign someone to report.
Erich Kesse suggested that the group should stay goal-oriented. That way the director would report on that specific goal.
Jan Swanbeck said the updates are needed so that everyone knows what is going on in other departments. Martha Hruska suggested rotating the reports and have them built into the agenda.
After general discussion, it was decided that
the directors would be reporting on specific goals that are added to the
LMG agenda. The agenda committee will e-mail the directors to get agenda
She acknowledged that with such a large group
it would be difficult to include everyone in every meeting, but that it
is important for all areas to be included.
The best space option for staging is in the back of the staff lounge. Computers from the staff lounge could be moved to the room next to the conference room.
In order to do this temporary shelving will be needed. Space is also needed in Smathers.
People will need to set aside part of their day to review the stacks. When they are doing this, patrons should not be referred to them because it is distracting.
The decision to begin the project with the
Library of Congress books was made because that is where space is the tightest.
The Dewey section hasn't really grown. By starting with the Library of
Congress books, it will create room for a shift.
Gary Cornwell brought up the score card for the library. Dale Canales said she used comparative statistics, using the E&G budget because it was the closest go the libraries. She said she was unable to gather statistics this year because the US Department of Statistics changed its stats.
Carolyn said that periodically the library is asked to provide goals and objectives. Dale reported that the UF Administration was impressed with the library's ability to put a web page up in three months. The library is perceived as not flashy but steady.
Martha indicated that we should be able to determine what we are spending on electronic resources and then develop an evaluation process.
Carol Turner also stated that the courier is getting items to users faster than ever. This is soft money. We need to make people aware of this resource.
Martha announced that Gartner Group has been sold to Net G. This means there will be no more new Gartner Group learning materials. UF has a three-year contract with Gartner and is now in negotiation with Net G. Gartner is used mostly by the staff, not students.
Martha also reported that the SUS systems review committee is upgrading the Notis System. The goal is to get an RFI to send to vendors this fall. The Chancellor received a ballpark price for a new system--$10 million. Dale said she did not think there was an amendment to the BOR Budget for $10 million.
A discussion was held to determine if we were going to move to a new system that would allow us to do more things.
David Hickey announced that next week community college users will be able to register for our library services. It was suggested that registration wait until the BOR approves community college borrowing.
Marcia Pearce presented the library case statement. She encouraged feedback.
Dot Hope reported that the Library Book Sale would be held October 14, 1998.
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