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SAC Meeting Minutes
February 14 , 2006

Present:  George Bordash, Brian Chandler, Laura Gage, Andrew Shaw-Kitch, Sage Coe Smith, Elaine Hirsch (recorder), Jim Kopp, Jeremy McWilliams

  1. Minutes from the November meeting were approved.
  2. The committee discussed the Watzek Rocks! event held January 19 in the library. It was agreed that there was a good turnout and it was a successful library event.  Possible improvements discussed were making better use of the library space for the event, as it was crowded in the Reference area and second floor foyer, and having the MC promote library services between sets. 
  3. Access Services' Report:    Jeremy presented a plan that would subject interlibrary loans to a fine system similar to what circulation uses for overdue books.    He reported that 44% of interlibrary loaned books borrowed by Lewis & Clark patrons are returned late by an average of two weeks.  This negatively affects the library's relationships with the lending libraries.  The committee was supportive of this plan. It was also announced that Walla Walla College and Lane Community College are joining the Orbis Cascade Alliance and their holdings will be available in Summit.
  4. Director's Report:  Jim reminded the committee of the upcoming Sherrer Memorial Lecture entitled "Peering Through the Net: Students' Views on the Net Generation".  This event will be held Monday, February 20, 2006, at 4:00pm in Council Chambers and features a panel of “Net Generation” college and high school students.  He also announced that Special Collections will be acquiring a collection of materials to be called the "Jean Ward Special Collection in Gender Studies"and that the library is working with Professor Jim Proctor to create what is tentatively called the "Evan Williams Center for Environmental Scholarship."
  5. Brian was asked by members of the Faculty Library Committee to share his thoughts on "the library of the future".  He is interested in hearing what other SAC members have to say about this and will send an email to this regard.
  6. Elaine invited the committee to attend a Library Journal Club discussion if they are interested in further discussing issues surrounding library and information studies.  The journal club meets the last Tuesday of every month at noon.  The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the library classroom.  
  7. Andrew asked about the unreliable wireless Internet access in the library, particularly in the study rooms.  Jim agreed that this was problematic as the library was not built for wireless technology, and is fixable at a cost.
  8. George inquired about the possible use of icons to differentiate CDs and LPs as well as DVDs and VHS.  Students often do not take the time to look at the descriptive catalog records.  Jeremy does not think the library can do this as the catalog product now exists, but he will make an enhancement request in support of this idea.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 4 from 12-1 in Gray.

This page maintained by Elaine Gass Hirsch elaineg@lclark.edu. Updated 17 February, 2006.