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 March 19, 2012 Call to order: Naomi, 10:04 a.m. Approval of Minutes: approved. Chair report: No news on the budget. Nominations committee filled spaces. Guest Presenter: Cheri Rodeur. Presented with intent to improve communication between senate and individual councils. Cheri is chair incumbent and reminds us that she will want feedback during the process of hiring a new UF President. Admin report: Diane. Budget: no news other than a loss of 2% from retirement. Picnic next week. Interim storage lease expected in April. From Law: Hiring campaign to increase teaching faculty. From Health: nothing from Borland or Gainesville. Senate report: Amy Buhler. President’s report: Reduction in salary contribution; total of $55 58 million cut. 15% undergraduate tuition increase proposal in process. Deans will be given their percentage cuts this week. They will not be scooping carry forward funds from the units. A review of other institutions’ retirement plans was suggested from the floor. Plans for new self insure health care plans will be available in September with enrollment in October, to go in effect in January. Further clarification of plans is necessary. Faculty senate website has a forum where questions should be posted. OA: Isabel. Senate voted for UF to be a signatory for the Berlin Declaration. ULC charged to draft an OA policy statement. Diane mentioned that the fund will be supplied by Judy through the end of the fiscal year. Bylaws & standing rules revision: Article V, Section 6; the part about “four persons” is removed and now Health and Law representation will not be mandatory. Elections: Proposing to open election on March 26 April 6. A reminder will go out over email. The 2 proposed ballots are on the Faculty Senate website. The URL is Ineligible voters won’t be able to vote but they will be able to log in. More senior, tenured librarians are encouraged to self nominate. Untenured faculty may fear how their votes may “look” when they come up for tenure. Call for additional nominations for Faculty Senate: open until March 26. No additional nominations from the floor. For LFA seats, no further nominations from the floor.


T&P committee has one elected seat and 2 UL ranked librarians need to be elected/appointed; no nominations from the floor. Sabbatical/FEO committee, no nominations from the floor. Sustained performance committee: 2 open seats; no nominations from the floor. Regarding ULC: the actual policy about librarians serving on this committee is being reviewed by Judy. Suggestion from the floor for reviewing before this assembly the pros/cons of having a librarian serve on the committee, or to review the decision if made to disallow librarians from the ULC. Adjournment: 11 a.m.