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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Gainesville, Fla.

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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 16, 2009: 10:00amSmathers 1A Approval of Agenda & MinutesThe Agenda for the November meeting and the minutes for the October meeting were approved as submitted.Chair's ReportThe Chair is seeking volunteers for several projects, including comprehensive committee lists, the construction of a faculty directory, and a redesign of the Assembly Web site. The January meeting will focus on the Library budget process.Administration UpdatesLawChristopher announced that Jessica de Perio Wittman will be leaving the library. There will be two reference vacancies. Rick Donnelly has announced his retirement in March 2011. The American Bar Association will be making an accreditation visit in February.HealthWallace has met with the President of Shands and anticipates improved collaboration between Shands and the Libraries. Interviews for positions related to the VIVO grant have begun.SmathersThere was no administration report from Smathers.Senate ReportIf there are no further budget cuts, there may be money for raises. There are five major searches underway at UF at this time.Discussion of Shared GovernanceAssembly members discussed the role of shared governance in the Libraries. The current leadership situation in the Legal Information Center is one instance in which shared governance may not be optimal. The role of faculty in the strategic planning process was discussed. Can the faculty generate the mission and goals for the Libraries, or must these come from the Administration? There was some discussion about the role of the Assemblys Strategic Planning Committee. Can they be charged with creating goals for the library, or only the Assembly? No action plan was created.AdjournmentThe 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 February 15, 2010 ab