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Faculty Senate » February 21, 2002

Library Committee

February 21, 2002
Minutes


Present: Mark Edwards, Larry Landis, Heidi Brayman-Hackel, Bob Rost, Christine Armer, Karyle Butcher

Agenda:
  1. Review of minutes from January meeting.
  2. Reports from committee members who have attended Faculty Senate forums with President Risser
  3. Plan meeting with vice provost for research on indirect costs
  4. Discuss recommendation for large-scale university funding for library
  5. Discussion of ORBIS policy for faculty
  1. Review of minutes from January meeting.

      a. Minutes were reviewed and

      b. Approved

  2. Reports from committee members who have attended Faculty Senate forums with President Risser

      a. Mark Edwards and Heidi Brayman-Hackel both attended a similar meeting with President Risser

      b. Although the focus was on CLA, some of the discussion would apply to the library and other departments.

      c. The administration believes that state funding is going to amount to less and less.

      d. Units will have to rely on private partnership, e.g., engineering and industry; COAS and private donors.

      e. Other departments have to try to find private money and/or grants to augment their budgets.

      f. Lobbying the legislature is not a big part of OSU's strategy.

      g. When ARL membership was mentioned, President Risser applauded the idea, but countered that the library must find a way to achieve it.

      h. The administration does not favor one department's mission. They also leave the accomplishment of the department's goal incumbent on that department/college.

      i. There seems to be some momentum toward re-organization into an Arts and Sciences center.

      j. Karyle suggested that Becky Johnson be asked to speak with the FSLC in the future.

  3. Plan meeting with vice provost for research on indirect costs (Karyle)

      a. Perhaps Larry, David, and Ajoy can continue with this action

      b. Now that Rich is in the job we may want to revisit the issue

  4. Discuss recommendation for large-scale university funding for library

      a. Although the administration may have better figures, it doesn't really change the library's situation.

      b. The library is looking to cut about $600k from this year's budget.

      c. Archives and development will be cut 6.5% because the administration sees those sections as administrative and the rest of the library will take a 3.25% cut.

      d. The library may have to cut collections and supplies and services, but won't really know till the budget arrives from the state.

      e. The library will make up some of the money with gift funds and will also try to get more TRF. The FSLC doesn't need to get into the details of these issues, but support through the Faculty Senate is needed.

  5. Discussion of ORBIS policy for faculty

      a. Orbis policy would be very hard to change, 16 libraries are involved and all would be affected

      b. The library would have to get an agreement with all participant libraries

      c. Orbis is a good service now, but some aspects could be improved upon

      d. Better to suggest changes to Karyle who can then gauge feasibility
      e. The FSLC can also invite John Helmer, the head of the organization, to speak

      f. The library can supply the call numbers of Orbis requests to see if there are gaps in the collection
Notes by Kevin Bokay