Motions Passed: That the User Council accepts as completed the work of the DTTF and disband the group while establishing working groups for any new discovery tools and services PALS may be exploring; that the User Council establishes a “MnPALS Plus Working Group” to provide oversight for decision-making for MnPALS Plus; that all future suggestions and requests for refinements and enhancements to MnPALS Plus should be submitted to a MnPALS Plus board created on MnPALS forums. Bug reports should continue to be reported through the Support Center; recommend that the Executive Committee consider that the Needs Assessment Task Force draft a proactive Library 2020 document as an informative response to MnSCU 2020.
Motion passed: That the MnPALS Strategic Plan dated December 2006, be reviewed by all Executive Committee members before the next quarterly meeting and discussed as an agenda item at the November meeting.
User Council Meeting Minutes. EC will send a representative to the UC meetings. Standardize dates for User Group meetings as last week of October and second week of April. Motion passed: to rewrite the charge for the Access Task Force. Mission statement and goals were approved by EC and distributed to UC members.
Motions passed: Move to open up registration for workdays to ND and SD librarians one week after the start of registration for MnPALS consortium members, if space remains, beginning with the upcoming spring 2010 workdays. Move that the User Council supports the creation of additional interest group(s) to address larger consortium-wide issues.
Motions Passed: In addition to sustaining the current User Group structure, that the User Council's motion to support the creation of additional interest group(s) to address larger consortium-wide issues, be accepted. Combine the categories of Community Colleges and Technical Colleges within the membership paragraph, yet retain four total members for the combined category. The first interest group formed in the User Group structure be a task force to look at principles to help guide the MnPALS Consortium in selecting a future ILS.
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.
Attending: Dan Honetschlager (PALS), Stephen Elfstrand (PALS), Michael Kirby (DCTC), Ala Garlinska (SCC/South Central College), Carrie Curie (CTC/MSCTC-Moorhead), Cynthia Jorstad (NCT/NCTC), Lori Pesik (St. Mary’s University), Thomas Bremer (WSU/Winona State University), Jean Kramer (TRM/MSU-Moorhead)
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