MINUTES OF THE LACUNY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Ellis (BB), Amanda Bielskas (BM), LaRoi Lawton (BX), Katherine Parsons (BX),
Michael S. Borries (CO), Sydney Van Nort (CC), Amy Wolfe (CC), Karl Madden (SI),
William A. Casari (HO), Ellen Sexton (JJ), Madeline Nash (KB), Kenneth
Schlesinger (LG), Ed Wallace (LE), Anne Leonard (NYCCT), Ronnie Gomez (QC), Inna
Shpilko (QC), Sheila Beck (QB).
College, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY Law School at Queens College,
Graduate Center, Hunter College, Medgar Evers College, Queens College Graduate
School of Library & Information Studies, York College.
Acceptance of agenda.
Acceptance of agenda.
Prof. Schlesinger elected
not to give a report in order to allocate time other business to be discussed
during the meeting.
Report: (LaRoi Lawton)
The Committee on Coutts
will meet about acquisitions. Coutts
has been selected for a five-year contract.
Curtis Kendrick recommended to the Committee that their role is to ensure
compliance with the contract, since institutionally this has not been the case
Sharon Bonk raised an
issue concerning Collection Development, asking how many campuses have a policy
statement regarding the retention of serial print materials.
John Jay’s library plans to discard serials for which an electronic
version is available because space is limited.
Should the Council of Chief Librarians establish a policy including
logistical priorities regarding an off-site shared storage facility.
The data compiled
regarding inter-campus borrowing indicates that it is not run efficiently.
Should the METRO or another delivery service be engaged?
LILAC is one of several
priorities concerning information literacy.
Three subcommittees have been formed under New York State Higher
The Chiefs wanted to know
which campuses have not received the checks for credit amounts due from Lexis/Nexis.
The Library Quality
survey, LIBQUAL, will be redone and activated CUNY-wide.
This is a software package survey attempting to find out the service
levels across the board. It
originated from CUNY Central and it was asked why it does not include any
incentives for filling it out.
Sylvie Richards gave a
presentation concerning the CUNY Portal and Blackboard, as she has done at other
Development policy – The last copy is in progress.
CUNY administration has
settled a contract with DC 37. Progress
should be made in the PSC-CUNY negotiations.
How have the respective
campus music libraries catalogued the music CDs that are being sent by the New
York State Attorney General’s office in accordance with a legal settlement?
These recordings were overstocked items.
Report: (Ellen Sexton)
LACUNY has begun selling
“LACUNY Institute Vendor Money” for distribution at the LACUNY Institute.
There will be some
expenditures this month.
There is about $30,000.00
available in the LACUNY account (the exact amount of the free balance is
The Pay-Pal account
button icon for remitting LACUNY Institute registration fees has been tested and
Wolfe presented the slate of candidates on behalf of the committee.
Scott Johnson (GC) for Vice-President/President Elect; Madeline Nash (KB)
and Amanda Bielskas (BM) for Secretary; and Beth Evans (BC) and Martha Corpus
(BC) for co-editorship of Urban Library Journal.
This is currently a single position that they would be willing to serve
in the position as joint co-editors. In
order to accommodate this, a change will have to be made in the LACUNY By-Laws.
These two ladies have been functioning satisfactorily as interim
co-editors of ULJ since Jerry Bornstein resigned.
The Executive Council did not move to accept this slate of candidates at
this time, instead there was a motion to return the slate to the Nominations
Committee and then to resubmit the slate of candidates at the April 15th,
2005 meeting to include the name of another individual to run for Vice
A change in the LACUNY By-Laws will have to be approved in order to
verify the continued co-editorship of ULJ.
A motion for review of this change to be submitted to the Constitution
and By-Laws Committee for a vote was entered and approved.
Development, “Publishing Opportunities for Library Faculty” Program, to be
Roundtable, “RSS Feeds, Wikis, and Blogs” Program, to be held
Management Roundtable, “Best Practices in Web Usability, Understanding and
Applying the APA and Section 508” Workshop to be held Friday, April 29th,
2005 at NYC College of Technology.
Another new roundtable that has scheduled a program during April which is
Disability Awareness Month. Accessibility
access is Federally mandated and all CUNY librarians can benefit by learning
about these issues.
Institute to be held
Spring Membership Meeting, to be held Friday, June 10th, 2005 at
Hostos Community College Art Gallery with a presentation regarding the “Minor
in Information Studies”.
An allotment of $400.00 is usual for the Winter and Spring Membership
Meetings, respectively. Mickey
Laskin will submit the budget request.
Kenneth Schlesinger suggested that all LACUNY Roundtables or Committees should
have co-chairs, rather than a single chair.
Committee on Committees
– This committee has been charged to deal with the Roundtable question and to
offer guidelines that were submitted in written form.
These guidelines include points such as that each roundtable should have
a mission statement; when a Roundtable
can petition for Committee status, and other points.
Some current LACUNY Committees are not actively fulfilling their charge.
The role of the Executive Council regarding the formation of Roundtables
is unclear. The recent formation of
additional LACUNY Roundtables was discussed at a recent Council of Chief
Services – Blackboard Presentation
Legislative Action –
Library Legislative Days
– LACUNY Awards the First Scholarship to
Serials – Meeting to be
LACUNY Directory –
The deadline for submission of corrections is
from CUNY Libraries
– Michael Adams (GC) has been soliciting for submissions and an online issue
will be available soon.
Library Journal –
Plans for the next issue are underway under the leadership of the current
Web Team – This group of four people has been increasing the web presence of
LACUNY. It had been hoped that new
members could be recruited from the Web Management Roundtable.
This Roundtable submitted a mission statement for approval and that was
A general overview on the following events that have taken place since the last
executive LACUNY meeting:
Acquisitions – Meeting
to be held
Archives and Special
Collections – Records Management
Disability Services –
Meeting to be held
Multimedia – the event
Reference – Meeting
Web Management –
There was no old business to discuss.
The negotiations for the
PSC-CUNY contract continue. LACUNY
should not get involved in political issues.
next LACUNY Executive Council meeting will be held on