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September 16, 1992

                  UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COMMITTEE MINUTES

                           September 16, 1992

 

  PRESENT:

  Meighan Belsley, SGA                Gerald Luttrell, Engineering

  Carol Burch-Brown, Provost's Off.   Ken McCleary, Human Resources

  Norm Dodl, Education                Martha Rose, CSAC

  Joanne Eustis, Library              Mark Smith, Veterinary Medicine

  Jeff Fithian, GSA                   James Yardley, Business

  Edward Fox, Arts & Sciences         Rodney Young, Ag. & Life

  Sciences

 

  GUESTS:

  Dave Beagle, Library                Frances Painter, Library

  Buddy Litchfield, Library           Francis Riggins, Library

 

  ABSENT:

  Darrell Clowes, Faculty Senate      J. Scott Poole, Architecture

 

  MEETING SUMMARY:

 

  The meeting was called to order at 4:05 p.m.  The April minutes

  were approved as submitted.  Meeting times were agreed to for the

  first semester and there was a demonstration of the VTLS 1992

  release.

 

  NEW BUSINESS

 

       COMMITTEE MEETING TIME FOR FALL SEMESTER (N. Dodl):

 

       It was agreed to meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

       The October meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the November

       and December meetings will begin at 3:00 p.m.

 

       VICE PRESIDENT FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SEARCH (N. Dodl):

 

       Dr. Carlisle held a meeting in late August for members of ULC,

       the Computer Committee, and the Communications Committee to

       discuss the search for Vice President for Information Systems.

       He discussed the search process, shared a draft of the position

       description, and requested feedback.  A search committee of

       faculty and administrators will be appointed and it has been

       decided not to use a search firm.  From the discussion it

       appears that it will probably be next fall before a new Vice

       President for Information Systems is in place.

 

       LIBRARY REPORT (J. Eustis):

 

       J. Eustis distributed the library's goals document for this

       academic year which was prepared during the summer.  It will be

       discussed and a progress report given at the next meeting.

 

       One of the most interesting problems facing the library is

       service for distance learning.  In addition to the various

       colleges' programs within the state, the university has

       established a center in Lugano, Switzerland, there is the

       architecture branch in Alexandria, the Equine Medical Center in

       Leesburg, and the Northern Virginia Graduate Center.  The

       question of library services for distance learning needs to be

       an early agenda item for the committee.

 

       Last spring the library informed the committee about the

       decision to fine all library patrons for unreturned recalled

       books.  In order to do this the library needed VTLS to make a

       software change.  The fix has been tested twice but did not

       work, so the library was unable to institute the policy at the

       beginning of fall semester.  VTLS is continuing to work on the

       problem and the library hopes to be able to begin fining in

       January.

 

       The library received $1,250,000 as an addition to the materials

       budget.

 

       DEMONSTRATION OF THE VTLS 1992 RELEASE

 

       The committee proceeded to the library classroom for a

       demonstration of the VTLS 1992 release.  The new release will

       be loaded during the December break and is scheduled to be

       available by the beginning of the second semester.

 

  The meeting was adjourned at the end of the demonstration.  The

  next meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on October 21.

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