JULY 8, 1999
Members Present: Carol Turner,
Jan Swanbeck, Carol Drum, Gary Cornwell, Rich Bennett, David Hickey, Bill
Covey, Pat Mason, Barbara Oliver, Marcia Pearce, Rob Roberts, Carl Van
Ness, Cathy Mook, Frank DiTrolio, Dot Hope, Erich Kesse, Martha Hruska,
Meeting Manager: Dale Canelas
Facilitator: Trudi DiTrolio
Note: The special guest, Dr. Jane B. Robbins,
was unable to attend due to travel delays. She will reschedule.
Distribution of raise information
Dale reported that the raise information
will go out in the usual way; letters will be sent out soon.
Dot asked if department heads will be given
the raise information before it is distributed to employees. Dale said
she will talk to the directors and make sure this happens.
Changes to procedures for staff travel.
Barbara explained the new travel procedures.
Funds will be limited to $600 per person, and decisions dealing with who
travels will be in the hands of the department heads.
An account still needs to be set up for Erich
Kesse and the DLC.
Some concern was expressed that departments
which have many staff members who travel will be placed at a disadvantage,
because they will have less money than in previous years. Another topic
of concern was that a $600 cap would be undesirable, and that this system
offers less flexibility than in previous years. Barbara stated that, if
we returned to the old method, travel would have to be prioritized by division,
and would be on a first-come, first-served basis. The final consensus was
that this process will be carried out for a year. At the end of the year,
problems will be identified and recommendations will be made for the next
Barbara also reported that we no longer need
to fill out phone logs.
Digital Library Center Update
Erich passed out a printout (attached) of
the DLC web page. On the reverse side is the organizational chart. Erich
reported that Rob Roberts and John Ingram have been very helpful in allocating
space for the DLC on the fourth floor of Smathers Library, adjacent to
the LAC offices. Erich will be working with the various departments to
make sure that the DLC’s growth needs are met. Marcia asked about when
Erich would like to start publicizing the DLC; Erich would like to start
doing this when the DLC is fully staffed, which should be around the beginning
of the fall semester. Erich will also provide an organizational chart with
Martha reported that the space right off
the Smathers lobby in Preservation will be used for the Bookstore. The
opening is tentatively scheduled for August 1; it will definitely be open
by the beginning of the fall semester. It will initially be open three
(3) days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 10am - 2pm. If it
sees a lot of business, the hours may be increased. Steve Carrico and Pat
Mason have been working on publicity for the Bookstore.
Systems Liaison Training Update
Trudi reported that the training sessions
for Systems Liaisons will take place the second and third weeks of August.
The training will be comprised of 3-day workshops which will be repeated
throughout the two-week period. Trudi should be getting a course outline
and syllabus from New Horizons today; she will then give this information
to the department heads, along with a list of participants. The training
sessions will be divided into modules. Trudi would like the department
heads to make a list of each person who will be attending each module.
This will allow Trudi to help anyone who misses a module due to sickness
or other unforeseen event to make the module up. Pre- and post-tests will
be given to attendees. Bill and Trudi will monitor these results, and give
evaluations to the directors. The training will take place in the MSL conference
room. Participation certificates will be given out at the end of the training
Call for volunteers for LMG Agenda Committee
Jan and Cathy volunteered. Frank DiTrolio
will consult with CM staff.
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