Minutes of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee
December 5, 2003
(Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Room 301)
Present: Pat Tully, Renata Kalnins, Patty Hatch , Fran O’Donnell, Kazuko Sakaguchi
Renata and Pat reminded committee members that the Librarian Assembly meeting would be taking place in November. Sidney Verba would be giving a report
Patty distributed a proposal for the forum on library systems and patron policy. This will need further review and then efforts will need to be made to identify speakers and a date.
Fran and Renata have continued their review of the Handbook and gave out copies of other library websites that include library staff information. Fran had contacted some library staff policies from libraries as well to get some feedback about these types of publications. Renata has also reviewed the Harvard University Library Annual Report and the Harvard University Factbook that contained some additional library data. Renata and Fran will distribute their recommendations about the Handbook before the next meeting.
R& R website
Pat reported that work on revising the website was continuing.
Pat reported progress is being made on establishing a mentoring program here at Harvard. Some members of the Professional Development Committee have been speaking with Simmons College about their proposed mentoring program. Yale University also appears to have a successful mentoring program in place and the Professional Development Committee has been speaking with people on the Yale staff. The hope is to have a pilot project ready to go by late spring 2004 here at Harvard.
Other new business:
Scheduling next meeting:
The next meeting will be 90 minutes long and will take place at the end of January 2004. Dates and locations will be determined by the Committee members via email.