User Council Meeting Minutes. PALS Office formed a marketing committee. Motion passed: to restructure User Group meetings to one hour subsystem group meetings for business only and add breakout sessions. Mike Barnett retired.
Joint User Council and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes. Rasmussen College is withdrawing from Consortium. Discovery Tool Task Force disbanded, but is “open” for the next discovery tool or service the consortium might want to develop. Motion passed: that the Executive Committee form a group to address the governance structure issues, to make recommendations, and to report back to User Council and Executive Committee after the Fall 2009 User Group meeting.
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.
2008-04 Reference and Instruction User Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
A motion was made that the Reference User Group recommend to the User Council that we hold one User Group (probably in the Spring) meeting per year and one work day (probably in the fall). Motion passed that MnPALS Access Task force be disbanded. Discussed open source ILS options, a concern expressed that there were "too many irons in the fire" and no consortia consensus.
Executive Committee Web Meeting. Motion tabled: User Council recommends that the Governance Structure be changed to allow an at-large representative from a consolidated or technical college to be elected to User Council for further discussion. Motion passed: Executive Committee accepts the motion from the User Council: that the PALS office expedite the upgrade to version 19, pending a 30 day review by consortium members. Motion passed: to redraft and send to MnPALS consortium the document to set up the Consortium Needs Assessment Task Force.
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.
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.
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