VCU Libraries Advisory Committee
4th Floor Conference Room, James Branch Cabell Library
November 20, 2009 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Gonzalo Aida, Jan Chlebowski, Linda Hughes, Kimberle Jacobs, Allen Lee, Roy McKelvey (chair), Faye Prichard, Karen Rader, Gabriel Reich, Brenda Seago, Ann Wiesner
Absent with notice
Mary Baechle, Leila Christenbury, Rosemary Farmer
Corey Davis, Brandon Dube, Worth Longest, Gabriel Walker
Staff: John Duke, Pat Flanagan, Jeanne, Hammer, John Ulmschneider, Pam Fraga (recording secretary)
Chuck Wray (BCWH), Jeff Hoover (Lucker & Tappe), Jay Lucker (Lucker & Tappe), Russ Uzzle (VCU Facilities)
Review and approval of agenda
The agenda was approved as presented.
Review and approval of minutes from October 2009
The minutes were approved as presented.
Conversation with library space planning consultants - handout
Mr. McKelvey invited those present to introduce themselves. Mr. Ulmschneider then introduced the guests from BCWH, Lucker & Tappe, and VCU Facilities. He explained that because the subject of the new addition to Cabell Library is high on the agenda of the University, it was decided that an indepth study of the overall library space needs of the University on both campuses would be an essential planning step. The VCU Libraries, working with Facilities Planning, retained the services of BCWH, a consulting firm familiar with VCU, and Lucker & Tappe, experts in library planning, to carry out a comprehensive study of library space at VCU, taking into account enrollment, academic programs as they exist now, projected growth in academic programs, and projected growth in collections. As part of that study, the VLAC members were asked to use this meeting to talk with the consultants and give their input to the study.
The VCU Libraries staff left the meeting at 2:15 to allow for unconstrained discussion between the VLAC and consultants.
The next meeting of VLAC will be January 15, 2010.