Library Committee
Annual Report, 2003-2004

By the end of the 2003-2004 academic year, the Library Committee will have met three times.  At each meeting the committee received updates on library personnel, services, resources and the building project.  At its October meeting the committee reviewed departmental allocations and expenditures for 2002-2003, departmental allocations for 2003-2004, and core appropriations under the New Model for Collection Development.  During its February meeting the committee reviewed the results of the “Information Fluency Pretest Assessment for Incoming Furman Freshmen,” which was administered in August and September 2003, and heard a presentation by Mary Fairbairn on the subject.  At its May meeting the committee will tour the Duke Library, which is currently undergoing renovation.

The chair thanks the members of the committee for their efforts, Ann Bryant for logistical support, and Janis Bandelin, John Payne, Betty Kelly, Mary Fairbairn, and Steve Richardson for their invaluable contributions to the committee’s work.

Six scholar carrels, located on the lower level of the new Charlie Peace Wing of the library, will be available in the fall for the 2004-2005 academic year.  Faculty who have a need for library space to work on a special project may make application to the incoming Chair of the Library Committee (Bill Ranson) in September.

Committee members are:  Judy Bell, Michael Bressler (chair), Vincent Hausmann, Mark Kilstofte, Sean O’Rourke, Bill Ranson, Janis Bandelin (ex-officio), Tom Kazee (ex-officio), Dixon Allen (student), Megan Porter (student).

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Bressler (chair)

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