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Minutes of Library Council

Wednesday, March 25th, 1998 at 2:30 pm
2nd floor Conference Room
Robarts Library

Present: E. Aer, G. Bravo, S. Brown, A. Cheng, E. Collins, S. Crotty, M. Cummins, D. D'Agostino, V. Downs, R. Gocht, E. Granatstein, G. Grof, R. Healey, C. Jaffray, M. Lee, K. Martyn, A. Masters, J. Mendelsohn, J. Raic, M. Rosenstock, S. Silverberg, S. Stone, K. Turko, I. Wagle
Absent/Regrets: S. Alston, J. Clark, P. Clinton, S. Cozzi, B. Edwards, E. Fillion, L. Langford, J. Leishman, N. Lewis, C. Matthews, L. McNair, C. Moore C. Murray, S. Newman, M. Pearson, I. Prociuk, E. Schlauch, J. Snow, W. Sydorenko, A. Thierry-Broad, A. U, L. Ulanday, K. Weaver


  1. Minutes of the meeting of March 25th, 1998

  2. Business arising from the minutes

  3. Chief Librarian's report

  4. Sub-committee on Committees - E. Fillion

  5. Annual reports
    a) Acquisitions Users Group - Lachlan McNair
    b) Committee for Library Services to Persons with Disabilities - Iqbal Wagle

  6. Question period: Iqbal Wagle - "Has the Library's policy changed regarding the filming of U of T's newspapers? eg. Varsity

  7. Other business
Next meeting: May 27, 1998, 10:00 am
Minutes of the meeting of February 25th, 1998:
One correction on page 2, #2: Correct "Ibal" to read "Iqbal". Minutes were accepted as prepared with the one minor correction.
Matters arising:
With regard to #6 on page 2, Iqbal thanked the Information Technology Services Department for their prompt action in loading material but indicated that the annuals are still missing, Susan Cozzi will be contacted about the annuals.
Sub-committee on Committees:
The Chair reported on the Task Force on Brittle materials on behalf of Elinor Fillion and indicated that the members have been appointed. They are Lari Langford, Carol Jaffray, Sylvia Newman, Joyce Chyrski and Robin Healey.
Annual Reports :
a) Reference Services Committee: E. Collins distributed the copy of the report to the members and reviewed the highlights.

Questions arising from the report: It was asked how the goals were set for this committee: Evelyn reported that they came from the Library Council and the terms of reference. Sharon Brown thanked Evelyn for serving as Chair of this committee. She added that Evelyn will retire and that this is her last attendance at a Library Council meeting. Sharon noted that Evelyn focused on the goals and worked very well. Evelyn moved her report for acceptance. Council voted to accept the report.

b) Committee on Theses: K. Turko reported that the text of the agreement with the National Library is out but many questions remain. The committee on theses will be very busy. Anyone wishing a copy of the agreement should contact Karen. Questions are being referred to the National Library for answers. Questions arising from the report: Jenny asked if paper copies would be made available in future? Karen responded by saying that nothing is changing in the present arrangement with the exception of an electronic version, but this still all needs to be resolved. Procedures still remain unchanged at the moment. Karen moved that the council accept the report. Council voted to accept the report. The Chair reported that the Library Council now has a web site. She thanked Richard Hydal, from Information Technology, who completed the work. Decisions will be made later about how long to keep documents on the web. You will find the Library Council site under the section "Directories and News: University of Toronto Library" on the Library's site.

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