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 January 25, 2010: 10:00amSmathers 1A Approval of Agenda & MinutesThe Agenda for the January meeting and the minutes for the November meeting were approved as submitted.Chair's Report Administration UpdatesLawChristopher Vallandingham reported that Kathie Price has returned to work from her sabbatical during the American Bar Association accreditation visit. A Distance Education Librarian is being hired; search committees for other vacancies have not yet been formed. Patricia Morgan was recently hired. The LIC is investigating a model in which a pool of research assistants will be hired by the LIC and their time billed back to Law faculty for assistance.SmathersDean Russell reported the status of plans to relocate the IT, Cataloging & Metadata, and Acquisitions & Licensing departments. The renovation of Newell Hall has been sent out for bids. The BOG has informed us that any plan for the Shared Storage Facility should have sufficient growth space that it will be 7-10 years before any additional funds for expansion or renovation are needed. The RCM budget model begins in July, but this year is an experimental year and may lead to modifications.Senate ReportIn spite of the budget prospects, Dr. Machen says that increases in compensation are not out of the question. There are many opportunities for faculty members to serve on University-level committees. Every month, the Senate has moved to a different structured discussion topic. These topics are mailed to all faculty in advance. Please consider participation.Open Access IssuesThere will be an open access town meeting in February.BudgetDean Russell provided an overview of the draft budget proposal for the Libraries to be given to the Provost. This proposed budget includes a remedy for lost purchasing power (as requested by the Provosts office). For the Health Science Center Libraries, the budget includes funds to make up for lost tuition revenue, and to fill gaps in base funding. Some HSCL continuing budget lines have been funded out of nonrecurring funds. Future budgets will increase as a percentage toward a target budget amount, similar to the tuition increases that will be phased in over several years. The Libraries are also seeking a fixed percentage of DSR funds. When asked about market equity salary increases, Dean Russell said they were possible if there is no salary recall (which there may be if the budget situation remains dire). Salaries for new positions have been established at the Associate Librarian level.LFA Budget CommitteeJoe Aufmuth reported that the committee will study the budget processes in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering to see how shared governance principles and faculty input have been applied in their colleges. The College of Engineering is establishing its own RCM committee.Journal Club


John Nemmers reported that the Journal Club organizing group as it has existed is disbanding. He asked the LFA to consider whether they would like to take responsibility for "rebooting" Journal Club.Mentorship ProgramRich Bennett reported several changes to the mentorship program. Participants in the mentorship program will be surveyed, not necessarily annually, to assess their satisfaction with the mentorship program. Evaluating the mentorship assignment will become part of the annual faculty evaluation process. It will no longer be necessary to sign a new mentorship agreement annually.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 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. All rights reserved. Terms of Use for Electronic Resources and Copyright Information Last updated April 19, 2010 ab