SAC Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2005
Present: George Bordash, Brian Chandler, Laura Gage, Andrew Shaw-Kitch, Sage Coe Smith, Elaine Hirsch (recorder), Jim Kopp, Jeremy McWilliams, Doug Erickson
- Minutes from the September meeting were approved.
- Access Services' Report: Jeremy asked for feedback on the library's online tutorials available from http://library.lclark.edu/lib/tutorials/. The consensus was they were well done, but there was some question on how much use they would receive. It was suggested that the library look for opportunities to better integrate the tutorials into courses, particularly on the freshman level.
- Jeremy and Brian reported on the reinstituted Cans for Fines drive, which is an option for patrons to pay their library fines with canned food, which will in turn be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Brian is the SAC liaison to ASLC and the Faculty Library Committee.
- Doug Erickson, Head of Special Collections and College Archivist, overviewed the various special collections held by the College. Holdings include the Lewis and Clark Expedition, William Stafford, Vern Rutsala, Pacifism/Civilian Public Service publications, and College Archives. For further information see Lewis & Clark College Special Collections http://www.lclark.edu/~archives/specialcollections/.
- Director's Report: Jim reported on the library's budget, the upcoming Sherrer Lecture on February 20, 2006 featuring a student panel discussing the 'Net Generation and library service, and the possibility of a new library staff position entitled Digital Services Coordinator.
- Elaine asked if there was any interest in organizing a SAC sponsored event for the Spring term. There was none. A book collecting contest is a possibility for the next school year. Announcements were made on the upcoming Library Rocks concert January 19, the Special Collections' sponsored Poetry Readings, and a new Library Journal Club in which SAC students are invited to participate.
- Sage asked if the use of laptops could be discouraged in the Quiet Area, which is distracting when studying there. This idea will be discussed at an upcoming librarians' meeting.
The next meeting will be held in February.