Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment B
Faculty Senate Minutes
18 March 1997

TO: Millersville University Faculty Senate
FROM: Library Department
RE: Resolution for Emeritus Status for Assistant Professor Sarojini Lotlikar
DATE: March 6, 1997

WHEREAS Sarojini Lotlikar, Assistant Professor, Catalog Librarian, retired in January 1997, after 25 1/2 years of service to Millersville University; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar has been a dedicated and exemplary librarian both to the department and to the profession as a whole; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar cataloged a variety of library materials, with emphasis on the social sciences and Special Collections materials, including books in Wickersham Pedagogical Collection, University Masters Theses and University Honors Theses; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar was an approachable and effective reference librarian, helping many students and other researchers to find resources appropriate to their research topics; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar served as liaison librarian to the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Work, Criminology Program, Gerontology Program, and Women's Studies Program; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar served as an academic advisor to numerous students having undeclared majors; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar served on many departmental committees and task forces, including the Faculty Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Serials Implementation Task Force, Barcoding Task Force, Reorganization of Technical Services Task Force, Laura Doering Scholarship Committee, and Professional Affairs Committee; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar served on numerous campus wide committees including the Women's Studies Steering Committee, Commencement Committee, Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee, Academic Policies Committee, APSCUF Scholarship Committee, Academic Theme Committee, and the Noonan Fund Committee; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar sought to expand students' knowledge regarding different cultures and different perspectives and also presented papers at conferences and contributed articles and chapters on notable Asian Indians; and
WHEREAS Professor Lotlikar was open to new ideas as evidenced by her participation in many professional conferences relating to librarianship and her areas of subject specialty and by her membership in such professional organizations as the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and was a member of the nominating committee of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries; and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That Assistant Professor Sarojini Lotlikar be granted the honorary title of Assistant Professor of Librarianship, Emerita.