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Library Committee

March 13, 2002
Minutes


Present: Mark Edwards, Larry Landis, Heidi Brayman-Hackel, Bob Rost, Christine Armer, David Horne, Cynthia Twohy, Graeme Mitchell, Karyle Butcher

Agenda:
  1. Review of minutes of February meeting.
  2. Reports from committee members who have attended Faculty Senate forums with President Risser
  3. Discuss OSU 2007 Strategic Vision with Becky Johnson, Chair of the Steering Committee
  1. Review of minutes of February Meeting.

      a. February minutes were reviewed and

      b. approved with minor changes.

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

      a. Larry Landis attended a meeting on 28 Feb 02 w/President Risser.

      b. The participants brought up many topics including:

        i. Crumbling facilities;
        ii. Hiring freeze;
        iii. Junior faculty grievances;
        iv. Lack of research funds.

      c. The president spoke of:

        i. Change happening from the "bottom up;"
        ii. Facilitating better communication;
        iii. Interpersonal relationships;
        iv. Middle managers managing for accountability.

      d. Some library issues were brought up; the president assured all that he was aware of the library concerns.

  3. Discuss OSU 2007 Strategic Vision with Becky Johnson, Chair of the Steering Committee.

      a. Becky Johnson handed out a new website that described "OSU 2007"

      b. To sustain current level of growth, OSU will need 20-30 million dollars more in the operating budget of 2007.

      c. Some 65 people are working in groups and committees on the OSU 2007 project.

      d. The library could be part of a satellite group to enter in the planning process.

        i. The library recently went through a re-working of its vision statement.
        ii. This satellite group could be formed out of the same group that worked on the library's 2005 Vision Statement.
        iii. The satellite groups will represent different interests on campus, not necessarily units.

      e. The OSU 2007 related to the formerly called redesign project. The group wanted to change the process somewhat to take the fear out of it.

      f. Although the satellite groups will represent different interests, the OSU 2007 committee will be expected to consider the university as a whole.

      g. The procedures for how exactly the groups will work, i.e., what will be the feedback mechanism and other reporting processes, are still being worked out.

      h. Karyle: it would be better to have FSLC members and other library staff serving on many separate groups than one library group. One group that library staff would certainly have an active interest in is the Curriculum Committee.

      i. Most of the groups have not been formed yet.

      j. Protocol and procedures should be posted on the web in the next few days.

      k. Long term, big studies would be developed in the committees and submitted to Tim White and Paul Risser for approval. Deans will be actively involved in the process, too.
Notes by Kevin Bokay