Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Charles E. Young Research Library, Administrative Conference Room
Present: Maureen Russell (chair), Elaine Adams, Adrienne Adan, Ellen
Broidy, Valerie Bross (recorder), Debe Costa, Ruby Gutierrez, Michael
Absent: Lise Snyder
Guest: Alison Bunting
- CALL TO ORDER
Maureen Russell called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m.
- MINUTES: Approved as amended
- CHAIR'S REPORT
Ad Hoc Communications Task Group: A rough version of the survey instrument
is ready for review. Pat Hawthorne and Terry Leonard will consult
with Terry about mounting the survey for review. The goal is to distribute
the survey before the fall quarter.
- VICE CHAIR'S REPORT: Appointments are underway.
- COMMITTEE REPORTS:
- Committee on Professional Governance (Ruby Gutierrez):
Committee is completing background research on the question of librarian
hires outside the librarian series. So far, the committee members
have reviewed CDL archives to identify patterns of people; where
they originated (from UC campuses?); position titles. The question
is, what would be the next step?
Discussion: Ellen Broidy agreed that responsibility for pursuing
this topic should not fall on any one committee. She suggested that
the information compiled by the Committee should be brought to the
Executive Board to develop an outline of issues and a list of questions.
The outline & list will be sent forward to Statewide LAUC for
discussion. Debe Costa suggested that reclasses as well as hires
would be of interest. Ellen Broidy added that status is another
aspect to consider: a number of librarians are on loan from UC campuses;
how are they classified & paid?
- Research and Professional Development (Adrienne Adan):
The Committee revised the calendar, to provide more time for minigrant
funds to be used. Proposals for minigrants are due at the end of
the month. A question related to use of funds arose: Is it necessary
to use the Travel Center? Adrienne Adan consulted with Jan Wildman
who explained that since the library is an Administrative Unit,
all travel must go through the Travel Center. So, the library cannot
reimburse anyone who arranges travel without going through the Travel
Center. Maureen Russell suggested that questions regarding use of
the Travel Center be discussed with Alison Bunting.
In view of the upcoming Lunch with LAUC, the Committee decided to
postpone the Lunch with LAUC Research program until fall.
- COMMITTEE CHAIRS: The Board identified prospective committee
chairs for the 2002/2003 year.
- EMERITUS STATUS: The Board discussed the requirements for Emeritus
status and the steps needed. Adrienne Adan asked whether written criteria
were available. Ellen Broidy reported that Pat Hawthorne is working
on guidelines; Ellen Broidy will ask her about the status of the guidelines.
- MEETING WITH ALISON BUNTING:
Question: Is the library considered an academic unit or an administrative
Alison Bunting confirmed that since the library is an administrative
unit, librarians seeking reimbursement must use UC Travel. She clarified
that, in order to allow librarians to make the most of the LAUC funds,
the library is absorbing the $30.00 fee charged by the Center. Alison
Bunting noted that while individuals might be able to find lower fares
outside UC Travel, applied over a lot of trips, the UC Travel fares
are reasonable. In addition, the UC Travel tickets within California
have certain advantages: flexibility to change the flight without penalty
if an earlier flight is available. Also, if a librarian finds a better
fare than that offered by UC Travel, then s/he can go back to the Center
and they will ticket the better fare if at all possible. Ellen Broidy
noted that many librarians choose to make their own travel arrangements
and to use their LAUC allotment for registration or housing.
- FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: LAUC Statewide will be held Dec. 5-6.
Looking ahead to the fall, the Board discussed possible LAUC-LA Fall
Membership dates. The first choice would be Nov. 21st; second choice
would be Nov. 14th.
- NEXT MEETING / ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.
The next meeting will be held Aug. 26, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.