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LAUC-LA Executive Board Meeting 04-02
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Present: Ellen Broidy (Chair), Janet Carter, Julie Kwan, Eudora Loh, Orchid Mazurkiewicz, Alan Michelson, Michael Oppenheim, George Wrenn (Recorder).
Absent: Jan Goldsmith.
Guests: Deborah Costa, Beth Feinberg, Leon Ferder, Miki Goral, David Hirsch, Janice Matthiesen, Nancy Norris, Barbara Rudich, Gary E. Strong (2:30-3:00 p.m.).
1. CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m.
2. Agenda review and general announcements:
There were no announcements.
3. Secretary's Report
- Review and approval of August 19, 2003 Exec. Board minutes
- Review and approval of September 23, 2003 Exec. Board minutes
Minutes from August 19th and September 23rd were approved. In reviewing minutes, Ellen noted that peer review is not yet complete, but should be complete by November 1st.
4. Chair's Report
- Senate Committee on Library/Library meeting with Daniel Greenstein
Ellen Broidy reported on the Oct. 14th meeting of the Academic Senate Committee on Library, cosponsored by the Academic Senate, the Committee on Library, and the Library, at which Daniel Greenstein and others spoke about the crisis in serials pricing and the ongoing Elsevier license negotiations. She noted that a failure of negotiations would have serious consequences for the UCLA Library.
In November, the Committee on Library plans to meet with UCLA's Elsevier editors to discuss the information shared at the Oct. 14th meeting.
- LAUC Statewide Executive Board conference call (10.14.03)
Ellen reported on the October 14th LAUC Statewide Executive Board conference call (scheduled monthly):
5. Vice Chair's Report
Janet Carter reported that the 2003/04 Peer Review Committee has 28 members and is set to go. She is awaiting notification of the number of people up for review in 2003/04. A November 3rd meeting (see also item 7: Peer Review Issues, below) has been set to discuss/plan peer review meetings. Four peer review meetings need to take place by mid-December).
Discussion turned to the incomplete 2002/03 peer review process and the problems and delays it has caused in the scheduling of the 2003/04 peer review activities.
6. Committee Reports - including plans for 2003-2004
- Committee on Library Plans and Policies - KWAN:
The Committee plans to review the Report of the Joint Administrative/Senate Taskforce on Undergraduate Education in a Research Context.
- Committee on Professional Governance - Michelson:
The Committee plans to discuss the University Librarian's role in the peer review process, and opening LAUC to librarians hired outside of the librarian series.
- Committee on Research and Professional Development - Mazurkiewicz:
Orchid Mazurkiewicz reported that LAUC funding information will go out on LAUCTALK-L shortly. She will remind everyone at the Fall Assembly of the spring call for minigrant applications. The Committee has received reports from all four of the 2002/03 minigrant recipients. The final call for statewide grants will go out on Nov. 8th.
7. New Business
- Setting agenda for November 12, 2003 LAUC-LA Fall Membership Meeting
The Executive Board discussed the agenda of the Fall Assembly.
- Peer Review issues, including the Peer Review Documentation Workshop
(guest: Debe Costa)
Debe Costa reported that the Committee will meet on Oct. 23rd to review the Peer Review Documentation Workshop Committee notebooks, discuss logistics, and develop documentation examples for workshop attendees. On November 3rd they will meet to go over the Peer Review Manual and other documents to ensure that everything works together. Also on the 3rd, Debe, Janet (as incoming PRC) and Ellen (as outgoing PRC) will meet with Pat Hawthorne and Karen Murray to discuss peer review orientation meetings for librarians and RIs.
- Campus Reports assignments
Ellen assigned each member of the Executive Board the task of monitoring one of the nine other LAUC web sites. Items of significant interest will be reported at each Executive Board meeting. Assignments were made as follows: Berkeley - Michelson, Davis - Mazurkiewicz, Irvine - Broidy, Riverside - Carter, San Francisco - Kwan, San Diego - Wrenn, Santa Barbara - Loh, Santa Cruz - Goldsmith, Merced - Oppenheim.
Ellen reported that she expects the LAUC-LA State of the Library White Paper Task Force will meet mid-year 2004.
8. Meet with Gary E. Strong - 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Gary E. Strong was asked to speak about LAUC-LA's advisory role vis-à-vis the University Librarian and how he would like to make use of LAUC-LA's expertise. He spoke on these topics, then discussed issues and projects he is working on, including: plans for the 5% budget reduction, the strategic plan, the capital plan, how well the Library is doing with the recent consolidation, planned savings and efficiencies following the $1.2 million Voyager allocation, and what can be done to keep the University libraries in the forefront of the ARL rankings.
The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
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