Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Resolution with Ex Libris regarding Aleph maintenance contract; working with Minnesota State University, Mankato to implement a virtual machine (VM) cluster; discussion about governance structure being based on the old module-based PALS structure; PALS commitment to Evergreen; second Location for PALS Office discussion; 360 Degree Feedback (Performance Reviews) for Stephen Elfstrand and Todd Digby; spending cuts for PALS Office; transferring staff knowledge.
Meetings that took place include: Acquisitions/Serials Subsystem Business Meeting, Cataloging Subsystem Business Meeting, Reference Subsystem Business Meeting, Systems Subsystem Business Meeting, Circulation Subsystem Business Meeting, and ILL Subsystem Business Meeting.
Move to combine the categories of Community College and Technical Colleges within the membership paragraph, yet retain four total members for the combined category. (moved to amend the motion, to drop it for this month.) Robbie LaFleur will draft the new language, to be approved by the Executive Committee at the February meeting. Final authorization could take place at the Annual Meeting. Motion to ask the User Council to come up with a proposal for a new User Group structure by the February meeting.
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.
2010 04 User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Joint User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Motion passed: Orrin Ausen and Michael Kirby will make recommendations regarding governance details of the Futures Interest Group and report back to the User Council and Executive Committee in the fall. Motion passed: terms of the Steering Committees and representatives to the User Council at the User Group Meeting will coincide with User Group Elections.
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.
Official PALS report for the Fall 2010 User Group. Includes Aleph Subsystem Reports, Task Force reports, Office Team reports, Aleph Version 19 and 20 new OPAC features. Location of meeting not given. Possibly at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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