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Minutes of the Meeting, Thursday, December 6, 2007, Merritt Room, Loeb Music Library, 12 noon-1 p.m.


Elected Members Present: Karen Carlson Young (Chair); Marty Schreiner (Vice-Chair); Kristin Stoklosa, Craig Thomas, Erin Wise (Members-at-Large)


Committee Chairs Present: Candy Feldt (Ben-Com); Reed Lowrie (Com-Com); Jennifer Beauregard, Michael Bradford (PDC); Tim Driscoll, Liza Vick (R&R)


Members not Present: Kim Dulin (Member-at-Large); Kevin Lau (Ben-Com); Mindy Kent (Com-Com)


Approval of Minutes: The Committee approved the minutes from the meeting of November 8, 2007 pending two corrections.


Committee Reports:




The brown bag lunch on educational opportunities at Harvard took place on November 14. 31 people attended and 21 people filled out the survey. Of those who took the survey, 13 were exempt staff; 7 were non-exempt and 1 gave no indication. There was a generally positive response. Because the speaker discussing the TAP benefit had to leave early, some attendees felt that portion of the presentation could have been better. Some people had questions about information not on the Harvie intranet. Some people provided suggestions for future programs.


The Mac facilities tour will take place in January or February. Lewis Day is working on this.


April program: wills, reviving the Willpower program, living wills, health care proxies.




The formal lunch takes place on December 12. Typically Com-Com members and 2-3 new employees attend.


Com-Com will decide at their January 3 meeting which of several tours they will be planning.




The Bryant Fellowship informational brown bag lunch will be scheduled in January. An announcement for the Fellowship will be placed in Library Notes and also sent out over HULINFO.


On December 19 will be a presentation on fundraising in academic libraries.


During the January break, there will be iSites training for LA committee members (RSVP required). This will take place in Lamont. If there is enough demand, iSites training may be opened up to the general public.


A HULINFO message regarding the PDC Programming Interest Poll is to be sent out December 7. The poll will be open for 2 weeks. (This is an iCommons poll).


Erin Wise will be the PDC liaison to Baker Library for the planned spring tour of the library.




The revised charge of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee has been posted on the R&R website.


R&R hopes to host the Hilles Library Transfer Project presentation this spring .


A presentation of Harvard librarians responding to Hurricane Katrina is also in the works (date, time TBA).


Other ideas for presentations: Security in libraries; Archives and special collections at Harvard.


New Business:


There is no new business this month.


Old Business:


Dale Flecker has not yet responded to Karenís e-mail concerning the idea of LAEC co-sponsoring with the UL the planned official forum on the Final Report of the Task Group on Discovery and Metadata.


Next Meeting: Thursday, January 10, 2008, 12 noon-2 p.m., Rabinowitz Room, Divinity School Library.


Respectfully submitted,


Craig Thomas