October 18 , 2004 - 10:00 a.m.
A. LAC Issues
and Introductions. Ms. Dinwiddie
welcomed returning members and new members to LAC. Members
introduced themselves to the group. Guest attending
meeting Mr. Les Lynam, Interim Director of Technical Services
and Assistant Professor of Library Services.
of Officers - by unanimous agreement
from all members present Ms. Norwood was elected to serve as
Chair. Dr. Tenus will serve as Vice-Chair. Ms.
Davis was elected as Secretary.
- Minutes from January 26, 2004 approved as distributed.
Materials Budget sub-committee - overview
of the sub-committee was discussed. Dr. Jurkowski, Ms.
Heater, Dr. Tenus and Ms. Norwood volunteered to serve on sub-committee. Will
provide a report at next meeting with final report to be presented
to LAC at first schedule meeting in Spring 2005.
wide survey - as one of the goals
for LAC will conduct a survey this academic year, similar to
the survey done in Spring 2003. A copy of survey will
be disturbed to LAC members prior to next meeting.
and electronic resources, presented by Mr. Les Lynam, Interim
Director of Technical Services and Assistant Professor of Library
Services. Mr. Lynam gave
an over view of databases available through Library Services
web site. He demonstrated the new Open URL Resolver
and JStor (truly an archive of articles). Off-campus
access requires log-in information which is UCM user name
and password. Questions regarding library's databases
and/or log-in information, contact the Reference Desk at 543-4154. Ideals
to make your work easier, to retrieve information for classroom
instruction and for research, please let your library liaison
know or any Library Services faculty member, per Ms. Dinwiddie.
any agenda items for LAC meetings to Ms. Norwood.
Resource room 1350 was reconfigured to house vending machines. This room is now known as "Jimmy
K's Campus Canteen". Library Services purchased tables
and chairs for room. A microwave was donated by a Library
Services staff member. The vending machines were moved
to this room and a coffee machine added. This room is
more useable and accessible to patrons of the library. There
are also a few internet connections available in this room.
Services now has available a portable coat rack for events
held in JCKL. Have added drive-up
book drop to make returning library materials more accessible. Art
work has been added throughout the building, from the University
art collection. Currently work with the Art Department
to display student and faculty art work. Currently there
is a display of tea pots done by a student art major. Another
item that was added was concrete benches at each of the three
entrances to the building. Benches provide a place for
patrons to sit prior to the building opening for the day or
- Will schedule other guest speakers at future
meeting scheduled for November 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
by: Ms. Davie Davis, Secretary - Library Advisory