Executive Director's Report for Annual Meeting. Includes update from the PALS office, update on Aleph implementation, Eta Libraries, ILL, future Aleph versions, the PALS software, finances, and LaSSSI (Large Scale Shared Systems Initiative).
Annual Meeting Minutes. Included guest speaker Richard Madaus, Technology Curves and Libraries. Small group discussions were held in the afternoon. PALS top priority continues to be operations and support.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Elections held. Motion passed: to have PALS authorization to ask staff to be on call on weekdays if needed. Motion passed: for a report on web OPAC customization. Motion passed: to involve the User Council and the Executive Committee in a strategic planning for a one day meeting (possibly two) with a facilitator.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Elections held. It was suggested that the MnSCU Library Director's website be linked from the PALS Website. It was recommended and approved that the Task Force chairs work on revising the current Task Force document.
Document that outlines the governance structure of MnSCU/PALS - how the Executive Committee is structured, how the User Council is structured, how the Deans/Directors/Coordinators group is structured and, and how User Groups are structured. Also included are the mission and purposes of the various groups.
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: to accept the recommended 7% increase for PALS fees in 2008. Motion passed: to accept the proposed increase and additions to the Participant Library Charges.
User Council Meeting Minutes. Keynote Speakers for Spring User Group Meeting: Shane Nackerud (UM) and Cody Hansen (UM). Task Forces Policy Document Motion: Insert “Every effort will be made to insure representation by size and type of library” after the first sentence of #4 [Membership]. Motion: change wording from “When” to “As_ in 7.b. Motion: accept Task Forces Policy document as amended and forward to the Executive Committee. Motion: The User Council requests that the Executive Committee identify 7 possible core activities for the consortium to pursue for the next 10 to 15 years. Motion: The User Council needs to identify and provide an appropriate forum to continue the discussion of strategic planning. Motion: Refer the Vision Statement that came out of the strategic planning process to the Executive Committee for revision. Motion: Recommend to the Executive Committee to assign 2 people to work with 2 people from the UC (Bothmann and Ewing) to edit and present a final draft Governance Structure document. Motion: Allow the MARC Task Force to move forward with a policy recommendation.
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