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LAUC-LA Committee on Library Plans and Policies Mid-Year 2002 Report
Members of the 2001-2002 Committee on Library Plans and Policies are: David Cappoli, Elaine Graham, Catherine Lee, Dora Loh, Elaine Adams (Chair)
To date the committee has fulfilled two charges from the Executive Board.
The standing charge to the committee in Section 4(c) of the LAUC-LA By-Laws is to "make a continuing review of existing and proposed library policies." Under this general mandate, the committee was specifically charged in September, 2001, by the LAUC-LA Chair to draft a letter to the Library Administration expressing concerns of members regarding implementation of the Electronic Resources Database. In preparing the draft, the committee reviewed the minutes of the Lunch with LAUC program held on September 6, 2001, and considered comments received in response to a general call by Maureen Russell on LAUCTalk and from other sources. A rough draft was presented at the October 2, 2001 Executive Board meeting which was attended by Board members and other interested LAUC-LA members. Comments from this meeting and subsequent emails were used to further edit the proposed letter. The final form of the letter was approved October 16, 2001 and forwarded to the University Librarian.
The second charge to the committee came at the February 5, 2002 Board meeting when it was pointed out that ExComm, as reported in the AdCon minutes for the October 24, 2001 meeting, had decided to post open positions, whenever appropriate, at the Assistant Librarian through Associate Library, Step 3 levels. The reasons for and ramifications of this decision were discussed at the Board meeting with guests Rita Scherrei and Dora Loh, then referred to our committee for further discussion of a possible internal posting procedure and recommendations for action. After due consideration, the committee found that LAUC-LA should not recommend development of an option/procedure for internal postings at this time. We also recommended that further discussion of the policy, if desired, should be referred to the Committee on Professional Governance.
My thanks to the committee members for their diligence and thoughtful consideration of the issues in both matters.
Respectfully submitted, Elaine Adams, Chair
Updated: November 18, 2009
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