Minutes of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee
March 18, 2004
(Lamont Library, Room 502)
Present: Pat Tully, Renata Kalnins, Patty Hatch , Elizabeth McKeigue, Fran O’Donnell
Approval of minutes:
Minutes of the February 12, 2004 meeting were approved with one correction.
Report on the March 4 Executive Committee meeting:
Pat reported briefly on the proceedings at the latest Executive Committee meeting also noting that the minutes had been posted on the website.
Pat reported on the work of the Mentoring subcommittee in developing a mentoring proposal and survey. The proposal and survey will be considered by the Executive Committee at its next meeting.
Pat reported that work on revising the website was proceeding and that she hopes to have a draft for review at the next meeting.
There was discussion about the draft One Stop Guide to the Harvard Libraries on the Web that Fran and Renata have been working on as an alternative to the dated Handbook for Librarians & Professional and Administrative Staff in the Harvard University Library. The organizational scheme and the basic content of the Guide were approved. There was some discussion about additional items that could be considered. There was agreement that the audience for the Guide should be all library staff, rather than being limited only to professional staff as the Handbook had been. Because of time constraints, discussion about incorporating elements of the Handbook into the new Guide was not finished. It was decided to complete the discussion at the next meeting, after which it is hoped that the Guide can be presented to the Executive Committee for review and comment.
Elizabeth and Patty continue to work on a program. Discussion with potential speakers has brought some additional perspectives to the table that may lead to a reformulation of the program proposal. Because of time constraints, discussion was truncated. Elizabeth and Patty will continue to engage in detailed discussions and will report to the full committee at the next meeting.
Scheduling next meeting:
It was decided to schedule the next meeting by e-mail.