Library Committee Minutes
Oct. 21, 2011
In Attendance: Anna-Maria Aksan, Hyun Uk Kim, Anna Lawrence, Martin
Nguyen Joan Overfield, Shawn Rafalski,
and Eileen O’Shea, (scribe)
Committee Chair Shawn Rafalski
called the meeting to order at 9:08 AM.
of Minutes: Shawn moved to approve the September 22, 2011 minutes with the
revisions. Eileen O’Shea seconded the motion and the minutes were unanimously
for Joan Overfield:
will be celebrating a 10 Year Building Anniversary Event on 10/31/11,
beginning at 4:00PM, in the Library Multimedia Auditorium. The keynote
speaker will be James Neal, VP for Information Services & University
Librarian, Columbia University. Book Marks were given out to all Fairfield
faculty to mark the event.
Commons System: Institutional Repository. Content will loaded to this
system starting next week. Each academic department will have a space to
upload faculty publications and presentation, as well as student
research. Additionally, the system will be a vehicle to host new
journals. Jermain Griffin, Associate Director
of International Studies will launch a new undergraduate journal.
Training for the Digital Commons Systems will be offered for faculty on
11/15 and 11/16 in the am; notification will be forth coming.
Program is an electronic system which will be
used to notify faculty about new books within his/her field of expertise.
This system will eventually replace the “Choice Card system.”
is working well with over 176 items checked out so far.
have conducted approximately 125 classes for students so far this
semester. Last year, there were 258 courses that were offered during the two
- There is
one teaching intern from GSEAP who is working with librarians to assist
with teaching the many student classes. Plan to recruit another intern
for spring semester.
Research Events for SP 12.
university committee was formed to review last spring’s University Student Research
Day (i.e. Committee of Student Research Celebrations)
for Research events planned for SP12
will be the poster event for Science Sigma Xi
will be the poster event for the College of Arts & Sciences
will be the poster event for Service Learning Courses
will be the date for the Library Research Award: Applications are due: 4/20/11.
Committee selects candidates: 4/27.
Next Meeting Date: Shawn will coordinate
next meeting time. Please send all teaching times to Shawn, include office