Minutes of Meeting

Support Services Committee Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Location: Building 12, 2nd Floor, Room 2405A

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by Chair Luke Cornelius, at 11:00 am.

Members Present:

Luke Cornelius, Donni Welch-Rawls, Patrick Kreidl, Maria Atilano, Pieter de Jong, Yongan Wu, and Brian Kopp

Members Absent:

James Hall

Others Attending:

Dean Elizabeth Curry & Associate Dean Lisandra Carmichael
  • Approval of the Minutes
    The revised minutes of the November 24, 2015 meeting were unanimously approved.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    None
  • New Business
    Dean Elizabeth Curry of the UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library gave a presentation on the library and its programs and recent improvements. She discussed student services and faculty services as well as collaboration efforts between the library and various colleges. For students research consultation services, presentation practice rooms, the addition of an ITS help desk, more outlets and WiFi coverage, and extended hours of operation during finals are all now available. For faculty, a library liaison program is available to enhance communications with the academic units. In addition, librarians can help create a custom library course resource webpage called a LibGuide. They can also help faculty set up a SelectedWorks page to create an online presence linking to their research. Many of these capabilities are accessed through the Library’s Digital Commons web presence. The Library has also been able to increase its budget and expand its digital collection, adding resources such as the IEEE library, Spring E-books, ScienceDirect Backfiles, and Physics E-journals.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    Luke Cornelius confirmed that Ruth Lopez with be the speaker in February.
    Pieter de Jong confirmed that Sherif Elfayoumy will be the speaker in March.
    Luke Cornelius is still working to confirm Josh Merchant to speak in April.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 11:46 AM. Next meeting was scheduled for Thursday February 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Library, Room 2405A.