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January 12, 1989

                      UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COMMITTEE

                                 MINUTES

                             12 January 1989

 

  PRESENT:

  John Bowen, Vet Medicine                Loke Kok, Agr. & Life Science

  Walter Butke, (for F. Ventre)           Milan Patel, GSA

  Eugene Carson, Provost's Office         Michael Vorster, Engineering

  Norman Dodl, Education                  Jane Wentworth, Human Resources

  Jack Duke, Faculty Senate               David West, Arts & Sciences

  Paul Gherman, Library

 

  GUESTS:

  Bela Foltin, Library                    Charles Litchfield, Library

  Shirley Glazener, Library               Frances Painter, Library

  Phyllis Johnson, Library

 

  ABSENT:

  Nancy Harris, SGA                       Francis Ventre, Architecture

  Nicolaus Tideman, Business

 

  MEETING SUMMARY:

 

       Norman Dodl, Chair, called the meeting to order.  The minutes

       of the last meeting were approved as submitted.  A new meeting

       time was set for second semester.

 

  MEETING DETAIL:

 

  OLD BUSINESS

 

       DISCUSSION OF POLICIES PERTAINING TO SUPPORT FOR OFF-CAMPUS

         INSTRUCTION/RESEARCH CENTERS

 

       The issue of library support for off-campus instructional/research

       centers was raised by John Bowen of Vet Medicine, referring

       initially to the specific context of the new Equine Center at

       Leesburg.  Because there may be policy implications which

       emerge from the discussion, an abbreviated transcript of the

       general dialogue is attached to these minutes.  No specific

       action pertaining to the Leesburg Center was taken by

       University Library Committee.

 

       Discussion centered on specifics of the new Leesburg Center,

       and more generally on issues pertaining to the provision of

       library resources to large and small off-campus centers,

       students reached via satellite and off-campus courses not

       delivered at a center.  Promulgation of criteria for the

       establishment of branch and "floating" libraries was suggested.

       Consensus seemed to exist among members present that ULC

       consideration of the issues discussed should continue.

 

  NEW BUSINESS

 

       UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COMMITTEE MEETING TIME FOR SECOND SEMESTER

 

       The Committee agreed to hold their meeting on the first Monday

       of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room.

 

       NON-AGENDA QUESTIONS/INFORMATION

 

       RE:  LIBRARY SPACE

 

       J. Duke:  The question has been raised in Faculty Senate as to

       whether it has been established as policy that efforts to

       develop space for library resources was centered off-campus?

 

       P. Gherman:  Space for the library is not on the President's

       list of capital expenditures requested of the General Assembly.

       Dr. Heterick and I feel we do face a space crisis and that

       perhaps we should find bonded money such as used to build the

       computing center and the corporate research center, and try to

       build a storage facility.  The Provost's Office has given the

       library planning money in the next budget year to do a

       feasibility study.  The library has formed a Building Task

       Force to begin consideration.  SCHEV has stated that they will

       build only high-density storage buildings.

 

       RE:  OTHER

 

       P. Gherman:  The library will be aggressively pursuing the

       Appalachian Regional Commission's collection.

 

       N. Dodl:  We will ask Dr. Heterick to come to the next meeting.

 

  The meeting was adjourned, and will next meet on Monday, February 6,

  1989.

 

  ADDED IN PROOF:  Dr. Heterick cannot attend at the regular meeting

  time.  The February meeting of the University Library Committee will

  be postponed until Tuesday, February 21, 1989, at 4:00 p.m. in the

  Library Boardroom.

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