ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY OF LIBRARIANS
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Attending: Rachel Appel, Steven Bell, Aslaku Berhanu, Brian Boling, Jasmine Clark, Carla Davis Cunningham (chair), Kristina De Voe, Matt Ducmanas, Erin Finnerty, Andrea Goldstein, Anne Harlow, Josue Hurtado, Sarah Jones, Delphine Khanna, Karen Kohn (recording), Rebecca Lloyd, Jill Luedke, Jessica Lydon, Joe Lucia (ex officio), Greg McKinney, Urooj Nizami, Stefanie Ramsay, Katy Rawdon, Fred Rowland, Brian Schoolar, Cynthia Schwarz, Caitlin Shanley, Matt Shoemaker, Jackie Sipes, Emily Toner, Kim Tully, Nancy Turner, Sarah Yerger
1.Approval of minutes from the November meeting (Karen Kohn)
Due to a mix-up, the November minutes had not been sent out prior to this meeting. They will be sent out before the March meeting to be approved at that meeting.
Stefanie Ramsay, Delphine Khanna
Stefanie comes to us from Swarthmore College, where she was Digital Collections Librarian. She has no pets.
3. Dean’s update (Joe Lucia)
New Administrative Positions
Jonathan Nyquist has been hired as the new Director of General Education. Joe is planning to talk with him about information literacy in the GenEd curriculum.
There is a search underway for a Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. This is not an entirely new position but has a new title and a slightly different focus than the previous position. This person will think strategically about which ways are appropriate for Temple to grow or which areas of recruitment to focus on.
Joe’s Fifth-Year Review Joe is undergoing a fifth-year review process. There is a committee reviewing him that may contact AAL as a body.
New Library Building
The steel frame of the new library building has been completed.
The plan is that the current Paley building will be the home for the College of Public Health, with extensive renovation.
PALCI Collections Summit
Yesterday Joe attended a PALCI Collections Summit, held at Penn. The attendees involved a collection strategies team and people involved with EZBorrow. One topic of emerging interest was licensing digital content as a consortium. There will be a year-long process of trying to define/envision PALCI as a facilitator of 21st century collections.
4. Report: Procedures for Missing/Lost Materials (Karen Kohn)
Karen has been developing a process for regularly reviewing books and other materials that are lost or missing from Paley or Kardon and determining which items to replace using the general Replacements fund. Subject Specialists will be able to see which items are not replaced using the Replacements fund so that, if they choose, they could purchase some of these as firm orders.
The process will not be retrospective and will only consider items marked as missing or lost since the migration to Alma last July. Items will be considered once they have been lost or missing for 6 months. Review will happen twice a year.
5. Old business
6. New business
We discussed upcoming changes to the merit process. The Task Force on the Annual Report (comprised of Kim Tully, Brian Boling, Molly Larkin) will have recommendations soon. Based on the recommended changes to the Annual Report, the Merit Committee will propose new guidelines for the merit narrative. The Merit Committee will also propose changes to the timeline, so that the applications are submitted closer in time to when Annual Reports are due.
Adjourned at 2:45.