Library Faculty Assembly meeting minutes


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Library Faculty Assembly meeting minutes
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Library Faculty Assembly
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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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 August 17, 2009: 10:00amSmathers 1A Approval of AgendaIt was moved by Linda Butson that the agenda be approved. The motion was seconded and passed.Approval of Minutes of Previous MeetingsVernon Kisling moved that the minutes be approved; that motion was seconded and passed.Chair's ReportChair Christopher Vallandingham began the meeting by discussing revisions of the default agenda structure to allow greater opportunity for focusing on specific items of business. He requests a minimum 10-day lead time before meetings for questions directed to administrators, so that they have time to prepare responses. We then discussed a time and location for the September and October meetings that would take into account the Senate meeting schedule and Open Access Week activities. Accordingly, the September meeting will be Tuesday the 29th, and the October meeting will be Monday the 19th. The Chair then discussed the important roles the Budget and Strategic Planning Committees will have this year, and that a Constitution Task Force be formed to draft a Constitution for the LFA. The members showed general support for this plan, although no vote was taken. We also discussed various ways to use social networking to further faculty interaction and increase awareness of each others scholarly activities. [Since our meeting, a University of Florida Library Faculty Facebook Group has been established.]Administration UpdatesLawEdward Hart reported that the Legal Information Center faculty held a retreat at which they discussed succession planning because of forthcoming key retirements, including their Director. There will be an accreditation visit in February. The LIC is considering a name change back to Law Library as the name Legal Information Center leads many callers to expect legal referral and counseling services, rather than library services.HealthWallace McLendon reported that the Health Science Center Libraries have been in communication with one of their accrediting bodies, and have had some difficulties with it. Recent vacancies in the HSCL will not be filled as they were, and reorganization will result. As a part of the Libraries strategic planning process, and using stimulus money, new faculty positions have been proposed. Wallace McLendon has met with the new Vice President for Health Affairs, who is a strong library supporter. The HSCL is moving to a single service desk for circulation and research assistance.SmathersJudy Russell reported that a program review has been requested from all deans by the Provost. [The report for the Libraries may be found at .] She has also been involved in a discussion of student needs for study and research space and resources. CIRCA labs have empty seats, yet our laptops have circulated over 60,000 in the last year. Access to a computer alone does not seem to be enough. What do we offer in the libraries that draws students in large numbers? Because of reorganizations and potential stimulus funds, the Libraries would like to create and fill the following positions: Bioinformatics Librarian Numerical Data Librarian


Clinical Librarian Consumer Health Librarian Exhibits Coordinator Scholarly Communication LibrarianSenate / Senate-UF Committees UpdateThere was no Senate report, as Senate business had not begun for the year.Committee Reports from Assembly Standing CommitteesJoint Committee on Market Equity AnalysisAs part of the work of the Joint Committee on Market Equity Analysis, department heads will be surveyed to match their faculty positions to the ARL categories for analysis. LFA Officer ReportsChair-Elect There was no report. Past Chair-There was no report. Secretary There was no report There was no Old Business. There was no New Business. Adjournment The UFLFA meeting was adjourned. Staff Web | Staff Directory | Library Hours | RSS | About the Staff Site | Privacy Policy Send suggestions and comments to Amy Buhler 2004 2009 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. All rights reserved. Terms of Use for Electronic Resources and Copyright Information Last updated October 15, 2009 ab