Minutes of the Executive Committee
Minutes of the September 15th meeting were approved.
Rights and Responsibilities Lynn Shirey reported that the committee plans to meet soon. The committee is best described as a 'think tank', and several of the ideas it has generated have been taken up and carried through by other groups. At present there is a plan to send out a survey to librarians, soliciting their ideas, plans and general satisfaction. There was a discussion on the purpose of the committee, and Lynn asked members to introduce new ideas.
Benefits Emily Moss reported on the meeting of the committee this morning. The discussions centered on the organization of specific programs in progress and in the planning stages. The committee will sponsor a re-orientation program for longer service staff on November 3, and another on either retirement, or financial planning (or both) in the spring. Details of the November 3 program were ironed out, and the committee also resolved its webmaster problem. The next meeting is November 17.
Communications Phyllis Askey reported on the September 30 meeting of the committee. Three focuses were identified.
Professional Development Chair was absent.
Scott reported that he met with Sid Verba and Barbara Graham about having Nicholson Baker as a speaker, and they decided that he might be more suitable for a special presentation. The fall meeting, to be held on December 8, should concentrate on Harvard library issues.
Sid had several suggestions.
Implementation of the panel discussion for the Fall Assembly carried with it an assignment of tasks, such as deciding who to contact to be on the panel, the sorts of initiatives to discuss, and even whether or not to try to have refreshments in the Science Center. Amy, Ellen and Lynn volunteered to be a sub-committee for further planning.
The by-laws should be reviewed, but a discussion about them was tabled until a future meeting. Scott passed out copies of the LAEC manual and asked the committee members to read it.
Scott gave a brief review of the content of the Fall Assembly meeting: Sid will tell us what the ULC will be doing this year; the committee chairs will introduce themselves, their committees and their plans for the year, and the panel discussion will have the remaining time.
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be in the Lamont Forum Room on November 17.
Minutes by Emily H. Moss