MAY 13, 1999
Members Present: Carl
Van Ness, Rob Roberts, Carol Turner, Carol Drum, Gary Cornwell, Marcia
Pearce, Barbara Oliver, Frank DiTrolio, Trudi DiTrolio, Jan Swanbeck, Bill
Covey, Rich Bennett, Martha Hruska, Erich Kesse, Dot Hope, Steve Carrico,
Members Absent: Dale
Canelas, Carolyn Henderson Allen
Update on Status of Courtesy Borrowers
Carol announced that the libraries will begin
charging fees for courtesy borrowers, specifically those classified as
members of the general public. Notifications will be sent out soon to those
borrowers who are now subject to the fees.
Status of Both Current and Upcoming Searches
Pam Cenzer gave the status of several position
The Webmaster position has been filled. Christian
Conrad started last week. This committee was chaired by Suzy Shaw.
Interviews are being done for the Access Services
Coordinator position. This committee is being chaired by David Fuller.
One interview recommendation has been made
for the Humanities Cataloguer. This committee is being chaired by Betsy
Interviews for the Library Personnel Officer
position will start in late May or early June. This committee is being
chaired by Dot Hope.
The Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger
position has been offered to a candidate; no decision yet.
References are being called for the MSL Evening
Electronics position. This committee is being chaired by Pam Cenzer.
No search committee has been formed yet for
the GIS Librarian position, but Gary Cornwell has been asked to chair it.
A search committee has been formed for the
Public Information Officer position. It will be chaired by Jana Edwards.
An internal search is in progress for the
Assistant Chair of Special Collections.
Pam also announced that Personnel can only
handle six or seven searches at any given time.
Gifts and Exchange Bookstore Proposal
Steve Carrico announced that a storage room
in East will soon be converted into a bookstore. As described in the proposal
sent to LMG, initially only gift books would be sold there, and the store
would operate all year. Signs will be put up in the lobby, and other publicity
will be discussed later. This bookstore will not replace the yearly book
sale, but the book sale will now operate on a smaller scale.
Systems Liaison Training Recommendations
Trudi and Bill met last week to discuss training
for the Systems Liaisons. A representative from New Horizons will attend
the Staff Development Committee meeting on Tuesday to discuss his proposal
for training. Don Grossman from CIRCA will submit an alternative proposal..
Training sessions should be ready by July or August. The training will
be for all Systems Liaisons.
Florida Heritage Digitization Project
Erich Kesse gave an update on the Florida
Heritage Digitization Project. We are currently scanning documents for
four institutions, and have just received funding for the University of
West Florida. Institutions select 3,000 pages of documents concerning Florida
heritage, history and culture, and UF scans them. Nothing has yet been
received from West Florida. Almost 4,500 pages have been scanned for FSU,
almost 3,000 pages have been scanned for UF, and 4,000 pages have been
scanned for North Florida. North Florida went over the 3,000 limit because
the project is coming in under budget. Funding will be available next year,
so the project will continue. Items are now being sent to FCLA to mount
on their server.
Is Libnews Dead?
Erich Kesse expressed concern that Libnews
is not being used much. Rich Bennett will distribute the original Libnews
guidelines to LMG. It was suggested that LibNews be used to announce staff
training, search committee updates, trips and travel reports, staff degrees
and awards, etc.
It was mentioned that some staff feel uncomfortable
about being asked to donate to the Capital Campaign, and would like to
have a better idea of where money donated to the Libraries would go. It
was suggested that a list be created which showed Foundation funds, and
how money is used in each. It was also suggested that the staff development
fund be available to the Staff Development Committee for allocation. It
was pointed out that it was important to acknowledge donations and let
donors how their contributions are used. It was also noted that donors
lists should be made available so that staff could see that library management
is donating money, and thus might be more likely to give themselves.
Martha announced that a group from USF was
here yesterday to investigate our shelf-ready procedures.
Martha also announced that positions will
be created and space will be sought for the Digital Library Center.
Martha will be attending a workshop on Electronic
Theses and Dissertations at Virginia Tech next week.
Marcia Pearce would like to look into establishing
a memorial fund for retired librarians, directors, and others who do a
lot of work with the libraries.
Marcia also announced that the libraries received
a gift agreement from William Goza. The gift was an annuity of $30,000
for the PK Younge Library Florida History Program.
Pam announced that annual evaluations are
coming up, and that sample packets should be mailed in the next week.
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