Library Faculty Assembly meeting minutes


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Library Faculty Assembly Home Archives Documents Officers Assembly Committees Career Development Libraries Budget Nominating Strategic Planning Special & Joint Committees Faculty Committees Faculty Senators Sabbatical SPEP Tenure & Promotion Other Governance Committees UF Faculty Senate University Libraries Committee Future of the Libraries Committee myUFL login required Library Catalog Databases Site Map SearchFaculty Governance at the University of Florida LibrariesMinutes November 19, 2007: 3:00pmMarston Science Library, Room L107 The UF Library Faculty Assembly was called to order by Joe Aufmuth at 3:05 PM. The agenda was approved as distributed. Minutes of previous meeting, October 15, 2007, were approved with corrections. The meeting minutes are posted on the Faculty Governance website at There were no member comments.Chair's Report:Joe Aufmuth reported that a Faculty Recruitment Committee is being established. Brian Keith explained that the committee will look at Smathers policies and procedures to insure that they comply with the University's policies. Recommendations will be made to the library directors. Composition of the committee will include recent hires, recent search committee members and department chairs. Joe reported that are looking at the Smathers Committee to propose the implementation of the recommendations of the Market Equity committee. The Senate Council on Research and Scholarship will host a meeting December 4, 2007 on Sabbaticals. Joe and Priscilla Williams will attend. Joe is looking for library representation from Health and Law libraries as well.Library Administration UpdatesHealthBeth Layton, Interim Director, reported that two candidates for the Director's position are being invited back for second interviews: Mr. Wallace McLendon and Mr. Mark Flynn. Nancy Schaefer has been appointed Interim Team Leader of Reference and Linda Butson has assumed Interim responsibilities for Access Services.LawThere was no report.Smathers/ New BusinessJudith Russell reported on the Library's Budget for 2007-2008. She gave two PowerPoint presentations, which are available in the documents section of the Library governance web pages. See Dean Russell's Budget Presentation and Materials Budget at A copy of the George A. Smathers 20072008 Budget revision date November 9, 2007 was also distributed. At 4:00 Carol Kem made motion that the meetings be extended to hear other reports. The motion was seconded and passed.Senate UpdateNaomi Young gave a synopsis of the last two Faculty Senate meetings October and November 2007. Minutes of the October Faculty Senate meeting have been posted at The November Faculty Senate meeting included votes of several sun-setting degrees, a presentation by Gene Zdziarski (Dean of Students) on Responding To Campus Crises, Proposed Language for General Education Committee, University Curriculum Committee and student members on councils and a resolution of the Student Conduct Code. There was no preview of the December meeting.Committee ReportsNominating CommitteeThere will be a call for Nominations in January for the Sustained Performance CommitteeAppointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee


There was no report. Strategic Planning CommitteeThe Library Strategic Planning taskforces are under way.Ombudsman CommitteeStill need additional members of the committee.LFA Officer ReportsChair Elect Vernon Kisling had no report. Past Chair Carol Kem reported hat the University Nominating Committee will be sending out a call for nominations and self-nominations. Carol suggested that the librarians need to review the recommended changes from the Constitution Committee. (See the November Faculty Senate agenda ) Secretary Linda Butson had no report. The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 PM.Staff Web | Staff Directory | Library Hours | RSS | About the Staff Site | Privacy Policy Send suggestions and comments to Carrie Newsom 2004 2006 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. All rights reserved. Terms of Use for Electronic Resources and Copyright Information Last updated December 11, 2007 cn