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LAUC-LA Executive Board Meeting 03-09
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Present: Michael Oppenheim (Chair), Ellen Broidy, David Cappoli, Beth Feinberg (Recorder), David Gilbert, Ruby Gutierrez, Maureen Russell, Ken Wade, Chuck Wilson.
Guests: Janice Koyama, Pat Hawthorne, Aura Lippincott, Lise Snyder, Miki Goral, Jain Fletcher
1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m.
2. SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes from April 15, 2003 were approved.
3. VICE-CHAIR’S REPORT
Ellen Broidy noted that the mid-year report was just distributed, and it summarizes the Committee’s current state of affairs. Ellen also suggested holding a “Lunch with LAUC” program next year to describe the mechanics of peer review and the role of the Peer Review Coordinator.
4. PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Lise Snyder and Aura Lippincott brought up plans to hold a reception in honor of Gary Strong, the new University Librarian. The Board discussed some planning details and agreed that the reception should be held in September before his schedule is full.
Lise also asked about the workshop in conjunction with the LAUC-LA Distinguished Librarian award, the Committee needs to know if they will plan the event or LAO.
5. PAT HAWTHORNE
Pat Hawthorne summarized the details of the SARS document sent out to all Library staff.
6. JANICE KOYAMA
Janice Koyama summarized the details of her informational memo sent out to all Library staff. Other highlights from the meeting include:
The 2% budget cut for this year does become permanent. UCLA is preparing for a $10 million cut. If there is no additional student fee increase the UCLA portion would be another $15 million.
The Library was included in the 02-03 mandated cuts, but is in the undesignated cuts category for the next fiscal year.
ExComm has heard from other campus departments that a budget cut estimate of 7% is realistic. The Library’s hiring freeze includes 8 librarian positions and 12 staff positions.
UC economists believe that our current fiscal crisis will last 3-4 years. UC is thinking of layoffs rather than pay cuts to meet budgetary constraints.
Pat Hawthorne mentioned that the Library will work with all staff interested in the START program, if the Library decides to implement it.
Orion2 conversion cost is projected at $2.7 million, and the Library has $1.6 million of that available. A written request for additional funding has been submitted to the EVC.
Gary Strong has been accessible and has been apprised of the nature of the budget cut ideas. He felt he could support the ideas, and ExComm would not go forward without his support.
UCLA’s ARL ranking changed from 7 to 8.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
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