Archives 330

Libraries Faculty and LFAC

Minutes, 1970-2014

Acquisition And Processing Information

Records from the Washington State university (WSU) Library Faculty and Library Faculty Affairs Committee (LFAC) were transferred to the WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in a series of accessions from library administrative staff and committee chairs and members. These include UA1981-24, UA1984-24, UA1986-15, UA1990-18, UA1991-13, UA1992-23, UA1993-13, UA2000-19, UA2002-15, UA2003-06, UA2004-06, UA2012-12, UA 2013-07, and UA 2014-10. Further accessions are expected, and will be interfiled as they come in. They were initially processed in November 2012 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 2 boxes

Linear feet of shelf space: 1

Organizational History

While the Washington State University Libraries date to the first days of the college, and while librarians have certainly conducted meetings amongst themselves, the official organization of the Library Faculty in its current incarnation dates to a September 15, 1970 meeting. The groups purpose, as defined at that first meeting, was "to promote the group's professional involvement in the field of library and information science; to provide for the group's active participation in the library and academic affairs of Washington State University; and to fulfuill those duties as listed [in] the Faculty Manual as they pertain to the Library." Prior to that, a Staff Association had been created after an August 10th 1946 directive from the Office of the President which recognized professional librarians as "Library Staff" and non-professional library workers as "Office & Technical Staff." Initially the Staff Assocation filled a role similar to the current Library Faculty group, but by the end of the 1960s its focus had moved more to internal morale and communications.

The Library Faculty Study Committee was established on March 9, 1971 to undertake studies on professional development, faculty review procedures, salary levels, working conditions, and fringe benefits. On February 26th, 1974, the Library Faculty renamed the Study Committee the Library Faculty Affairs Committee (LFAC), and its goals were redefined to monitor, investigate, and report to Library Faculty on University and Library matters which could affect the Faculty, as well as to insure Library Faculty input into matters of concern to the faculty. Additional short-term tasks and projects were initially defined and continued or resolved; early projects included an investigation into breaking the library into departments, and the creation of a library faculty manual.

Collection Description

The collection consists primarily of minutes from the meetings of Library Faculty meetings, and from the Library Faculty Advisory Council. In some cases, relevant reports or materials reviewed in the meetings have been included with the minutes. If no minutes were present at processing but an agenda was, then that agenda was retained. As these were transfered in multiple accessions and in a non-comprehensive manner, many years are incomplete or missing entirely. The 2004-2011 Faculty Minutes (in UA 2013-07) were reconstructed by LFAC members from lost/partial records prior to coming to the archives.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged into two series, materials from the Library Faculty, and materials from the Library Faculty Advisory Council. Each series is arranged chronologically.

ACCESS

The entirety of this collection is open and available for in-person research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
WSU Libraries Faculty and LFAC Minutes, 1970-2014 (Archives 330)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Library Faculty Affairs Committee: Records, 1974-1978 (Archives 67)
Library Staff Association: Records, 1946-1979 (Archives 108); Records, 1951-1993 (Archives 268)

Languages

English.

Container List

Box Item # Description
Faculty Minutes
1 1 1970 - 1971
2 1971 - 1972
3 1972 - 1973
4 1973 - 1974
5 1974 - 1975
6 1975 - 1976
7 1976 - 1977
8 1977 - 1978
9 1978 - 1979
10 1979 - 1980
11 1980 - 1981
12 1981 - 1982
13 1982 - 1983
14 1983 - 1984
15 1984 - 1985
16 1985 - 1986
17 1986 - 1987
18 1987 - 1988
19 1988 - 1989
20 1989 - 1990
21 1990 - 1991
22 1991 - 1992
23 1992 - 1993
24 1993 - 1994
25 1994 - 1995
26 1995 - 1996
27 1996 - 1997
28 1997 - 1998
29 1998 - 1999
30 1999 - 2000
2 31 2000 - 2001
32 2001 - 2002
33 2002 - 2003
34 2003 - 2004
35 2004 - 2005
36 2005 - 2006
37 2006 - 2007
38 2007 - 2008
39 2008 - 2009
40 2009 - 2010
41 2010 - 2011
42 2011 - 2012
43 2012 - 2013
44 2013 - 2014
 
Library Faculty Affairs Committe (LFAC) Minutes
1 1972 - 1973
2 1973 - 1974
3 1974 - 1975
4 1975 - 1976
5 1976 - 1977
6 1977 - 1978
7 1978 - 1979
8 1979 - 1980
9 1980 - 1981
10 1981 - 1982
11 1982 - 1983
12 1983 - 1984
13 1984 - 1985
14 1985 - 1986
15 1986 - 1987
16 1987 - 1988
17 1988 - 1989
18 1989 - 1990
19 1990 - 1991
20 1991 - 1992
21 1998 - 1999
22 1999 - 2000
23 2011 - 2012
24 Salary Improvement Subcommittee, 1972, 1998-2005
25 Historical Notes & Events, 1970-1978