Budgetary Advisory Committee

Charges

The Budgetary Advisory Committee advises the Dean and the Budget Officer about matters relating to the Libraries' budget, salary-setting and related issues.

  1. Serve as an advisory body to the Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries on budgetary matters.
  2. Review the annual budget for the IUB Libraries.
  3. Analyze cost factors related to areas of IUB Libraries activities, as needed.
  4. Recommend priorities of action in the event of mandated budget reversions or reductions, or significant increases of budget allocation.
  5. Serve as the consultative committee to the Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries for annual library faculty salary budget allocation.
  6. Monitor campus budgetary developments anticipating items of interest to library faculty.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Serve as an advisory body to librarian faculty on budgetary issues.

  2. Work with appropriate stakeholders to create informational content or programming around budget issues directed toward librarian faculty.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Michelle Dalmau
  • Chair: Naz Pantaloni
  • Ex-officio: Mike Noth, Libraries Fiscal Officer

Members:

  • Mike Courtney, 2018-2020
  • Lori Dekydtspotter, 2019-2021
  • Naz Pantaloni, 2018-2020
  • Theresa Quill, 2019-2021
  • Michael Shallcross, 2019-2021
  • Jamie Wittenberg, 2018-2020

Collection Development Committee

Charges

  1. Serve as an advisory body to the administrator responsible for collection development with regards to policies and priorities relating to the Libraries' collections.
  2. Review and recommend to the Dean and the administrator responsible for collection development the allocation of the library materials budget according to the research, instructional, and service needs of the university.
  3. Advise as to the management of centrally administered funds.
  4. Review policies and procedures in the collection development and management processes.
  5. Appoint CDC liaisons to the following committees:
    • Any committees formed for the purpose of dispersing endowment funds and/or other special funds to the Libraries' collections; 
    • Any other committee charged to address policies, priorities, or processes relating to the development or management of the Libraries' collections.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Review committee assignment categories for equity of participation between branch and non-branch librarians, and to more clearly define Subject/Area categories, especially in relation to Social Sciences.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Willa Tavernier
  • Chair: Wookjin Cheun
  • Ex-officio: Marion Frank-Wilson, administrator responsible for collection development or her/his designee
  • Ex-officio: Lori Duggan, head of acquisitions
  • Ex-officio: Misty Walter, staff member in charge of collection development analysis

Members:

  • Ashley Ahlbrand, 2019-2022
  • Andrew Asher, 2018-2021
  • Wookjin Cheun, 2018-2021
  • Mireille Djenno, 2017-2020
  • Karen Farrell, 2017-2020
  • DeLoice Holliday, 2017-2020
  • Anna Marie Johnson, 2019-2022
  • Scott Libson, 2018-2021
  • Moira Marsh, 2019-2022
  • Bob Noel, 2017-2020

Communication and Topics Committee

Charges

Assist the BLFC in ensuring a strong faculty voice on important topics and current trends affecting the profession, our campus, and higher education in general by:

  1. Communicating with a wide range of constituents in the library and on campus (including library faculty, library staff, members of Library Administration, the Dean, et al.) to identify topics and current trends affecting the profession; bringing those topics to the attention of the BLFC (by maintaining regular communication with members of the Agenda Committee and the Council) for further discussion and consideration for discussion with the broader library faculty at BLF meetings.
  2. Promoting and communicating the activities of the BLFC with the goal of encouraging broad participation and action.
  3. Investigating improved models of communication and developing ways to maintain a constant flow of communication between the BLFC and the library faculty.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Review current charges. 
  2. Review committee term appointments to increase the committee’s ability to transfer knowledge and sustain multi-year projects.
  3. Communicate relevant information out to appropriate committees, eg. Continuing Education.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: None
  • Chair: Jamie Wittenberg

Members:

  • Karen Farrell, 2019-2020
  • Meredith Knoff, 2019-2020
  • Jaci Wilkinson, 2019-2020

Constitution & By-Laws Committee

Charges

  1. Regularly review the Constitution and By-Laws of the library faculty.
  2. Prepare drafts for the BLFC of amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Review and recommend officer models and voting structure for BLFC membership.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Meg Meiman
  • Chair: Rachael Cohen

Members:

  • Andrew Asher, 2018-2020
  • Carey Beam, 2018-2020
  • Rachael Cohen, 2018-2020
  • Alyssa Denneler, 2019-2021
  • Leanne Nay, 2019-2020
  • Thomas Whittaker, 2019-2021
  • Brian Winterman, 2019-2021

Continuing Education Committee

Charges

  1. Plan continuing education programs.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Review committee charges to define the committee’s role in relation to programming conducted by other committees and Libraries’ bodies.
  2. Investigate the creation of a calendar for annual programming conducted by the committee.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Carrie Schwier
  • Chair: Sherri Michaels
  • Ex-officio: Jennifer Chaffin, Libraries Human Resources Officer

Members:

  • Julie Marie Frye, 2018-2020
  • Michelle Hahn, 2018-2020
  • Kimberly Mattioli, 2019-2021
  • Sherri Michaels, 2019-2021
  • Amy Minix, 2019-2021
  • Carrie Schwier, 2018-2020

Elections Committee

Charges

  1. Conduct elections and perform other duties as specified in the By-laws.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Revise the committee preference data Qualtrics form to reduce potential for contradictions.
  2. In addition to compiling committee preference data, the Elections Committee will nominate members and chairs for each BLFC and Administrative committee and forward those nominations to the BLFC President by May 31. 
  3. In order to increase transparency around decision-making, the Elections Committee will develop a rubric and/or additional documentation to communicate committee recommendations to the BLFC.  

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: S. Carter
  • Chair: Cindy Dabney

Members:

  • S. Carter, 2018-2020
  • Cindy Dabney, 2018-2020
  • Alyssa Denneler, 2019-2021
  • Luis Gonzalez, 2019-2021
  • Meg Meiman, 2019-2021

Faculty Standards Committee

Charges

  1. Review existing guidelines for work responsibilities, privileges and salaries, and make recommendations where appropriate. Maintain the Bloomington Libraries Salary Policy for Library Faculty.
  2. Review existing appointment and promotion and tenure criteria, and make recommendations where appropriate.
  3. Review existing methods for evaluating performance, and make recommendations where appropriate.
  4. Serve as an advisory committee for the administrator responsible for Libraries Human Resources.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Review committee membership in relation to desired expertise on faculty and policy-making issues.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Rachael Cohen
  • Chair: Julie Hardesty
  • Ex-officio: Jennifer Chaffin, Libraries Human Resources Officer
  • Ex-officio: Mechael Charbonneau, IU Libraries Liaison to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Members:

  • Julie Hardesty, 2018-2020
  • Jen Simms, 2019-2021
  • Wen-ling Liu, 2018-2020
  • Moira Marsh, 2019-2021
  • Chuck Peters, 2019-2021
  • Meggan Press, 2018-2020

Grants & Leaves Committee

Charges

  1. Reviewing applications for research leaves and support grants.
  2. Making recommendations to the Dean for recipients of research leaves and support grants.
  3. At the discretion of a Director or Associate Dean, serve in an advisory capacity in the evaluation of applications for sabbatical leaves.
  4. Collecting brief reports from librarians describing the progress of their research upon completion of their research leave, and distributing them as outlined in the Committee's Guidelines.

Additional charges, 2019-2020:

  1. Appoint a subcommittee to create a committee manual.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • BLFC Liaison: Naz Pantaloni
  • Chair: Sarah Hare; Nick Homenda, interim Spring 2020

Members:

  • Keith Cochran, 2019-2021
  • Sarah Hare, 2018-2020
  • Charmaine Henriques, 2019-2021
  • Nick Homenda, 2018-2020
  • Maureen Maryanski, 2018-2020
  • Leanne Nay, 2019-2020
  • Monique Threatt, 2019-2021