Thursday, April 13, 2000
College Library Staff Conference Room
Present: Valerie Bross, Stephen Davison, Steve Fry (Past Chair) & recorder,
Caroline Miller, Marion Peters (Chair), Louise Ratliff, Maureen Russell,
and Lise Snyder (Vice Chair/Chair-Elect)
- CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was convened at 1:10 p.m.
- SECRETARY'S REPORT:
Secretary Jan Goldsmith was absent for medical reasons so Chair Marion
Peters presented the minutes of the last meeting for approval. She
noted that in item 3 line 2 "President" should be substituted
for "Chair." Other suggested changes included inserting
"LAUC" before "representatives in item 3, line 3, and
changing "regard" to "regarding" in item 4, line
5. Lise Snyder moved and Stephen Davison seconded the approval of
the minutes as corrected, and the motion passed unanimously.
- CHAIR'S REPORT:
Marion Peters discussed items from the last ADCON meeting, noting
that Gloria Werner was concerned with UCLA's ARL ranking falling from
no. 3 to no. 6. Marion explained that ARL rankings were based on collection
budgets, staffing, and other factors, and mentioned that last year
UCLA had dropped from no.2 to no.3. At the ADCON meeting Gloria also
discussed the campus Academic Senate Meeting, where Rory Hume (UCLA
EVC) spoke about UC copyright issues. Other ADCON topics had included
the new ORION2 version, SRLF backlog processing, and digital resources.
Marion also mentioned a conversation regarding CDL campus contacts
and resource liaisons with Gabriella Gray, UCLA's CDL User Council
Liaison. She noted that the UCR's LAUC Web page lists their librarians
who are responsible for CDL resources A similar Web page for UCLA
would be useful. Gabriella is pursuing this.
- OLD BUSINESS:
Marion reminded the LAUC-LA Board members to peruse and report on
other LAUC division web sites.
- NEW BUSINESS:
Louise Ratliff (Program Committee Chair) reported on pending programs.
Travel A-Z (June 14, 10-12 am, Faculty Center Hacienda Room) will
have several librarians describing and showing photos of their recent
excursions abroad. Louise also reported that the Committee had discussed
a program on archives, and that the March program on the State of
information and library studies had been a great success. She noted
that the Dept. of Information Studies was developing a two tier program
which would offer courses in the evening as well as during the day.
Marion discussed recent LAUC-LA Committee reports. She noted that
the Nominating Committee should provide a slate of names by April
24. Stephen Davison (Committee on Professional Governance Chair) reported
on questions which arose at the Professional Governance Committee's
recent meeting. The Committee suggested that LAUC members should be
better informed with regards to union issues, and asked what role
should LAUC take in the negotiations? Marion and Lise pointed out
that LAUC was advisory to UCOP and the UC administration and so it
was inappropriate for LAUC to take any position on union issues, nor
could LAUC sponsor discussion of these issues. Stephen was concerned
that the boundaries of LAUC discussion of such issues seemed limiting,
and will talk about appropriate venues for discussion with Rita Scherrei.
Marion reported that the LAUC Spring Assembly will meet June 1 at
the UCSB campus. Program topics might include Librarian 5 criteria
and revision of the LAUC Bylaws. She appointed Stephen Davison and
Caroline Holt to join her and Lise Snyder as delegates to this meeting.
Stephen volunteered to check on arranging for a van for June 1. Marion
also reported that the LAUC-LA Spring Membership Meeting will convene
May 25, 10-12 am in the UCLA Faculty Center.
Marion reported that she had discussed a Librarian of the Year Web
page with David Yamamoto and David Cappoli. They planned award page
featuring a virtual plaque to be linked from the LAUC-LA Web site.
She also commented on the challenge by the LAUC President to LAUC
divisions to spruce up their local LAUC web sites, and also announced
that the MELVYL Web site had posted the results of the recent survey.
(Note: MELVYL survey results: http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/technology/projects/unioncat/survey/cdlhosted-r.htm
- OTHER ITEMS:
Marion announced the next LAUC-LA Board meeting would be May 11,
2-4pm, College Library Staff Conference Room.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:41.
Stephen M. Fry (LAUC-LA Past Chair)
April 17, 2000