Monday, September 25, 2000
College Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Powell 228
Present: David Cappoli, Alice Kawakami, Linda Maisner, Marion Peters,
Michael Oppenheim (recorder), Maureen Russell, Sharon Shafer, Lise Snyder,
- CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m.
- CHAIR'S REPORT:
Lise Snyder distributed copies of an e-mail message from LAUC President
Cathy Palmer containing updates about the following pending LAUC activities:
Fall Executive Board Meeting; LAUC Committee Appointments needed by
Sept. 28, 2000; the "suspended" status of the Committee
on Library Plans and Policies; restructuring the Scholarly Communication
Web Page Editorial Board; LAUC by-laws changes; final reports due
from 1999/2000 LAUC committees; the forthcoming distribution of the
2000/2001 Committee charges; transition in the LAUC Web Manager position
(from Lee Jaffe, UCSC, to Andrea Duda, UCSB); the LAUC Fall Assembly
at UCB; Cathy's anticipated campus visits prior to the Assembly; and
the recent distribution of the Call for Research Proposals.
LAUC Past President Patsy Inouye is going to write a letter to the
University Librarians concerning the "Distinguished Step"
discussions that have taken place throughout the state during the
past year. Cathy Palmer wishes to see Patsy's finished document before
she formulates a LAUC position on the issue
Rhonda Lawrence has agreed to represent LAUC-LA on the Statewide
Committee on Professional Governance.
- SECRETARY'S REPORT:
The minutes for the August 30th transitional meeting were approved
with minor corrections.
- OLD BUSINESS:
Lise reported that she and Maureen Russell had completed making all
2000/2001 LAUC-LA Committee appointments. LAUC-LA Web Administrator
David Yamamoto has all the information for posting on the LAUC-LA
site [and the 2000/01 Committee structure has subsequently been posted,
Lise has asked 1999/2000 LAUC-LA Committee Chairs to send annual
reports to her by October 15.
David Cappoli and Ken Wade volunteered to attend the LAUC Statewide
Assembly taking place at UC Berkeley, November 16-17. Lise and Maureen
will also attend.
LAUC Division Reports were made. Ken Wade (covering UCSF and UCSC)
reported that UCSF is looking for a University Librarian, and LAUC-SF
has been asked to participate in the search process. UCSC's LAUC site
conveniently links to the LAUC Statewide documents "Salary Comparison
Spreadsheet #1, "...#2," and "UL Proposed Transition
David Cappoli (UCD and UCI) reported that on June 12, LAUC-I published
very extensive Factual Résumé Guidelines for Librarians,
which have been approved for use as a one-year pilot project during
2000/2001 (see http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~lauciweb/9900/min200006.html
Linda Maisner is covering UC Santa Barbara, and will have more to
report at the next Executive Board meeting.
Alice Kawakami (UCB) reported that LAUC-B met on August 9, and they
are also looking at the Distinguished Librarian and related "steps"
issues. Gerald Lowell resigned as UL on August 31. Professor Thomas
Leonard, associate dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, has
been appointed interim UL, effective September 1. LAUC-B expects to
participate in the search for a new UL. A UCB practice that might
be worth replicating is that of Friday morning "early bird"
meetings (8:30-9:30), at which members of the various Library units
share what they're doing.
Sharon Shafer monitors UC Riverside and UC San Diego, and will have
more to report at the next meeting.
Lise noted the [then-] correct date for the LAUC-LA Fall Assembly:
Thursday, November 2, 2:00-3:30 (LAUC-LA membership meeting) and 3:30-4:30
(Reception for New Librarians). [Note: the date has since been changed
to Thursday, November 9.] Cathy Palmer will be invited to attend;
she will also be meeting earlier with either Gloria Werner (pending
her availability) or Alison Bunting.
Potential topics to ask Cathy to address briefly at the Fall Assembly
were considered, including the LAUC Statewide committee structure
and the Distinguished Step position (especially vis-à-vis Patsy
Inouye's letter to the ULs).
- NEW BUSINESS:
Lise led a discussion focusing on "Future Directions for LAUC-LA."
Gloria Werner has observed that in recent years, LAUC-LA's involvement
in Library policy advisement has noticeably declined. At Gloria's
prompting, Lise sounded out Brian Schottlaender about his interaction
with LAUC-SD. He meets quarterly with the LAUC-SD executive officers
to discuss both LAUC-SD issues along with those that he initiates.
He also meets annually with LAUC-SD's Committee on Appointments, Promotions
and Advancements (CAPA), the equivalent of our Peer Review Committee.
The potential of the following policy issues for heightened LAUC-LA
scrutiny and comment was discussed: enforcement of Peer Review deadlines;
reassessment/reinvention of the local committee structure; the "de
facto" policy that the Library does not hire half-time Librarian
series positions (a significant retention concern); and funding for
training and development (apart from Research & Professional Development
At the next Executive Board meeting, Lise will present a draft message
to be distributed on LAUCtalk-l to poll the membership about how it
would like to see LAUC-LA revitalize its role in Library policy advisement.
The next Executive Board meetings are scheduled for Thursday, October
26 and Tuesday, November 28. Both will take place from 10 am to 12
noon, in the College Library 2nd Floor Staff Meeting Room, 228 Powell.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.