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Minutes of the Rights and Responsibilities Committee
October 31, 2003
Present: Pat Tully, Renata Kalnins, Patty Hatch , Elizabeth McKeigue, Fran O’Donnell, Kazuko Sakaguchi
Approval of minutes
Minutes of the October 2, 2003 meeting were approved.
Report on the Oct. 21 Executive Committee meeting
Pat reported briefly on the proceedings at the latest Executive Committee meeting also noting that minutes from that meeting had just recently been posted to the website.
- Ethics program
Elizabeth and Patty are working on a program proposal and expect to have draft proposal for the next meeting.
Fran and Renata have reviewed the Handbook and made note of the portions that contain dated material and broken links. They will review the proposed Personnel Manual when that will be be posted to the HR website to determine its effect on the contents of the Handbook. They are searching for and reviewing the website of other academic libraries to determine the types of information such libraries include in resources comparable to the Handbook.
- R& R website
Pat reported that work on revising the website was forthcoming.
Pat reported that she and Kazuko, as representatives of the R& R committee, met with representatives of the Professional Development Committee and the Communications and Orientation Committee earlier that week to begin work on a Mentoring project. Those present indicated a desire to smart small, consider focusing the program on mentoring new professionals at Harvard, beginning with a pilot program that can be evaluated be fore branching out. It is likely that the proposed timeline suggested at earlier meetings will be extended. There will be another meeting of this group prior to Thanksgiving.
Discussion of the mentoring program led to discussion of the HUL Library Directory and occasional confusion as to organization of content. It was decided that if anyone had specific comments on how to improve the Directory, they should be summarized and forwarded to the appropriate individuals who produce the Directory.
Other new business:
Scheduling next meeting:
The next meeting will be held in the first week of December. Members will e-mail Pat with available dates and times and Pat will notify members of next meeting date, time and place.