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Thursday, June 15, 2006
Watson B – 10-11:30 am
Present: Monica Claassen-Wilson (FY06 Chair), Rebecca Claassen (FY06 Vice-Chair), Jill Becker (Group 3), Kevin Fussell (Group 2), Denise Swartz (Group 1)
Absent: Angie Rathmel (Secretary), Robert Szabo (Group 4)
Approval of previous meeting’s minutes
Approval of previous meeting’s action items
WHO? BY WHEN? WHAT?
1. Monica: End of next week - Email Mary and Kent. DONE
2. Monica: Next meeting - Compile tick marks on the brainstorm list. DONE
Diversity Committee (from Erin Kidwell)
Email from Erin:
Last meeting to be rescheduled due to low member turnout. Hoping to make July a big planning month for the fall semester so we can get the ball running on new events and new member recruitment.
Support Staff Senate (from Mary Ann Baker)
USS Senate has not yet had any contact with the new provost, although they will be asking him for funding for their retreat in July.
There have been changes in University governance, and the new Unviersity Senate includes reps from all constituent groups: faculty (making up the largest % of the group), unclassified staff, support staff, and students. The Senate Exec will be considering charges for the senate committees (including the University Committee on Libraries), with the goal of helping the committees to be more proactive than they have been in the past.
The USS workgroup is currently meeting once a month, although there is hope that it will be meeting twice a month in the fall. Current topics of focus include: longevity bonuses, monitoring appeals, attendance guidelines, and grievance procedures.
Merit increases are part of the broader university budget, which must have approval from the Board of Regents before the university can implement it.
Library Staff Development Workshop
Group decided to table further action on this until FY07.
Review membership distribution
Annex staff will be added to Group 4. Doug Hatton will be moved to Group 1.
FY07 Meeting schedule
Keep the same as current. First meeting will be held July 27 in the Kansas Union. Kevin will call to reserve a room.
IS Planning Days
Mary Ann Baker
Barb Woodruff and Barbara Gorman will be retiring Sept. 1. A new job description is being assembled for Barb’s position, and will include payroll along with some HR responsibilities.
Jo Nell Proctor will be doing the payroll until Barb’s position is filled.
The deadline for applications for the night/weekend circ supervisor has been extended.
The Dewey Decimators record stands at 5 wins and 3 losses.
Staff have moved out of offices and into cubicles on the 2nd floor of Spencer Research Library. The offices will become storage.
Concerns for the dean(s)
Action Items for next meeting:
WHO? BY WHEN? WHAT?
Kevin: Next meeting – Call Union to reserve a room for July 27 meeting
Monica: Next meeting – email Shannon Royer to request that she send an email providing information about this year’s merit process in the libraries.
Our next meeting will be a retreat for KULSS Exec, and will include both outgoing and incoming members.