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LAUC-LA Executive Board Meeting 07-08
LAUC-LA Executive Board Meeting (07-08)
Present: Keri Botello, Debe Costa, Miki Goral, Andrea Lynch, Michael Oppenheim, Louise Ratliff (guest), Maureen Russell (Chair), Heidi Sandstrom, Kristen Wilson (Recorder)
Absent: Libbie Stephenson, Deborah Whiteman
1. Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 1:15 p.m.
2. Agenda review and announcements
There were no announcements.
3. Secretary's report
The minutes were approved as submitted.
4. Chair's report (Russell)
Maureen reported on Libbie Stephenson’s behalf that the RPD report has been delivered. There was a discussion of the fact that Human Resources personnel have let some librarians know informally that if they report professional development expenses that exceed the allotment, additional monies may be made available. A funding brown bag will be organized by the Committee on Research and Professional Development to make this more widely known as well as to provide information on the LAUC grants available to librarians.
The Mentoring committee is meeting next week to discuss the results of the mentoring survey distributed to UCLA librarians.
The reports of the previous day’s Spring Membership Meeting stood unchanged.
Gary Strong entered the meeting at 1:45. He brought up the issue of mentoring, which he said has been a priority for him and that he asked LAUC to help him with when he joined UCLA. Debe talked about the previous practice of having new staff tour all the libraries. There is a new staff orientation quarterly when there is enough new staff. Since LAUC has never been invited to make a presentation at these events, Gary said LAUC should take the initiative and propose it. Gary pledged his support of LAUC-LA mentoring initiatives.
Gary went on to note that discussions with OCLC about replacing Melvyl with WorldCat were proceeding via regular telephone calls. Gary is the Chair of the Council of OCLC Research Libraries. The Council is meeting in DC in early June, and they will discuss how OCLC is influencing research agenda and the implementation of the new Melvyl. Lousie Ratliff brought up a concern that using WorldCat will cause local catalog information to be lost, and Gary clarified that it will only replace Melvyl and not the local Voyager catalog where the local information lives.
Gary suggested that Pat Hawthorne or Jenifer Abramson be invited to the brown bag for funding. He noted that he supplements the allocated professional development funds for librarians in the UCLA Library but doesn’t take money from his budget to do the same for the affiliated libraries. He spoke about his concern regarding keeping pace with new print materials. UCLA is not considered a growth campus by UC, and for the first time Irvine and San Diego exceeded UCLA in new monographs collected.
8. Unfinished Business
After Gary left there was discussion of a motion passed at the previous day’s Spring Membership Meeting to write a letter expressing LAUC’s disapproval of the UL’s decision to no longer supply CAPA with step justification information. The parliamentarian will be contacted to clarify whether tabling the motion puts an end to it or not.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.
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