September 25, 2002 - 1:30 p.m.
A. LAC Issues
Rao welcomed all members. Members were introduced.
of Officers. Nominations for Chair were opened to the committee.
Ms. Heater nominated Mr. Kupersmith and was seconded by Ms. Davis;
Mr. Kupersmith was elected by acclamation. Dr. Schwepker moved
to defer the nomination of Vice-Chair until October 23, 2002,
was seconded by Dr. Dahlstrom; the motion was approved. Ms. Heater
nominated Dr. Dahlstrom as Secretary was seconded by Dr. Brown;
Dr. Dahlstrom was elected as Secretary.
of minutes from April 22, 2002 was moved by Dr. Schwepker and
seconded by Dr. Brown to approve minutes as presented; motion
LAC charge – reviewed and discussion of 2nd draft. Dr. Schwepker
moved to change III. A. to read “Composition (15 members)”
and III. A. 1. to read “One faculty member from each college
and L/AE and three at-large faculty members.” was seconded
by Dr. Dahlstrom, motion was approved. The amended LAC charge
was approved. The LAC charge as approved will be forwarded to
the Faculty Senate for its review and approval. Review and discussion
of by-laws of the Library Advisory Committee; Dr. Brown moved
to adopt by-laws as written, Dr. Schwepker seconded, motion was
briefly discussed the Library survey project initiated by the
previous year committee. Members will receive a copy of the survey
for discussion at the next meeting.
Rao expressed grateful thanks to the 2001/2002 LAC committee and
Faculty Senate for recommending to the University administration
to increase library acquisitions budget at least to off set the
inflation and enable the library to maintain its current acquisitions
level. As President Patton said “it is an honor to serve
at an institution, where faculty place library needs above their
salaries.” We are also grateful to Dean George Wilson for
allocating $65,000 on a one-time basis from his college salary
savings to the library. Through this action Dean Wilson placed
University needs above college needs. Dean Wilson’s generosity
made it possible for us to maintain our serial subscriptions for
another year without any forced cancellations.
to adjourn by Dr. Brown, seconded by Dr. Schwepker; was approved.
Recorded by: Dr. Charles Dahlstrom, Secretary – Library Advisory