Minutes of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee
Present: Heather Cole, Tim Driscoll, Kim Dulin, Susan Earle, Liza Vick, Erin Wise (co-chair, minutes), Melanie Wisner (co-chair)
I. Introductions/Meeting Formats
There are many new members on the Committee this year, and we started out by introducing ourselves. Melanie explained that she and Erin will take turns with meeting agendas each month.
The group agreed to rotate minutes-taking duties.
III. Review of Last Year’s Activities
Melanie reviewed the programs put on by the Committee last year, and gave a brief history of the Committee, including that it was disbanded for a couple of years while its mission was re-evaluated.
Last year the Committee organized 3 programs:
“The Changing Role of Art Librarianship,” with Amy Lucker
“An Overview of Harvard’s Slavic Collections,” with Ksenya Kiebuzinski, Leslie Morris, Leena Siegelbaum and Ernest Zitser
“What the Records Management Office Can Do for Librarians,” with Jennifer Jacobsen and Sharyn Nolan
IV. Notes From Past Program Ideas and New Program Ideas
Several ideas were suggested last year that we did not have the opportunity to pursue at the time:
Program related to Special Collections
Presentation on HBS Working Knowledge
Changing Standards/Tools (RDA, etc.)
Presentations on staff activities (from Library Notes)
Many new ideas were proposed at this first meeting as well:
Talk on the history of Hilles, its mission, collections, etc. Heather will look into the possibility of doing this.
Reprise of last year’s popular Records Management program
V. Next Meeting/Standing Meeting Time
Monday afternoons seem to work for everyone, so we settled on a standing, monthly meeting time of Mondays, 1:30-2:30.
Our next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 30th, 1:30-2:30, at Baker Library.