I. FTE expenditures for library materials.
2002-11-11 Meeting Minutes
November 11, 2002
- Arne Almquist, Matt Shank, Ann Luggen, Lois Schultz, Kathy Schroerlucke, Yasue Kuwahara, Richard Durtsche
- Not Present:
- Clinton Hewan, Tom Heard, Michael Gray, Candace Klein
The meeting started at 9:05 a.m.
Everyone went around the table and introduced themselves
2. Determine Length of Terms
Members will serve staggered 3 year terms. To start with, terms of 3, 2, and 1 years were determined by lot. The following is a list of the names of members and the term they will serve on the committee:
- Three Year Terms:
- Yasue Kuwahara
- Kathy Schroerlucke
- Matt Shank
- Two Year Terms:
- Richard Durtsche
- Ann Luggen
- Clinton Hewen
- One Year Terms:
- Tom Heard
- Michael Gray
- One Year (Student Representative):
- Candace Klein
- Lois Schultz
3. Overview of Committee and Charge
The main purpose of the committee is to serve as a communications conduit, to get the message out about things that are occurring in the library and also receive feedback from the faculty and our student representative. A major purpose is to provide feedback and assistance in working with the library acquisitions budget.
Last year the committee was charged with coming up with a quantifiable way of dividing the materials budget between the various departments. Lois chaired a subcommittee that developed an allocation formula using a number of quantifiable criteria that were used to craft the individual percentages of the budget for the departments.
This year one of the tasks will be to look at and refine that formula to better meet the needs of the library and departments.
4. Tour of the Building
Arne took everyone on a tour of the library. He explained upcoming projects that will be taking place and projects that have already taken place on each floor. Examples of projects in the planning stage are a move of the LRC to the library and the construction of the Welcome Center on the first floor of Steely. The group also saw the new Media Collection and media-equipped small group study rooms on the 2nd floor.
5. Discussion of Formula
A PowerPoint presentation was given by Lois. It gave a little bit of history of how the formula was created and implemented in the materials budget last year. The presentation is available on the ULAC web page: Library Materials Budget Formula Proposal (.ppt).
6. Materials Budget
Arne presented two charts that compare the materials budget of NKU with other Kentucky Universities.
The first chart shows per FTE expenditures for library materials based on the 1998 IPEDS report. NKU as reported included results for Chase Law Library with Steely. Generally, Law and Medical library results are reported separately. NKU Steely shows the amount for Steely alone.
II. Total serials expenditures.
The second chart shows total serials expenditures, again based on the 1998 IPEDS data. Over the past year we have purchased three major electronic journals packages, JSTOR, Wiley journals and American Chemical Society, helping to build access to journal literature.
We are in the process of completely rebuilding the Library's fundraising program. There will be a two-part structure with a corporate fundraising board concentrating on major gifts and a reconstituted Friends of the Library group working on ongoing fundraising events and outreach.
The Library has also designated a Grants Officer, Laura Sullivan. She has begun working with Library faculty and staff to develop grant proposals [We are pleased to announce that we have received our first external grant. The grant will pay for the installation of PCs, wiring, and furniture in the Library Loggia-AA]
7. Other Business
Arne asked if anyone would be interested in serving on a committee to help Lois refine the formula. Kathy and Yasue agreed to help. [Clinton Hewen has also agreed to serve on the committee-AA]
Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
Steely Library phone number: 859.572.5457