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LAUC-LA Research and Professional Development Committee Mid-Year 2002 Report
LAUC–LA Research and Professional Development Committee
This year’s Committee is composed of Adrienne Adan, chair; Stephanie Brasley, Rita Costello, Beth Feinberg and Chuck Wilson.
The Committee with the assistance of both Jan Wildman and Linda Taketomo from Library Financial Services, allocated professional development funding to all LAUC members and notified each member of this year’s allocation.
The Committee also revised all of the R&PD documentation which appears on the LAUC-LA webpage and appreciates the assistance of David Yamamoto and David Cappoli in loading these revised documents.
In the Fall, the Committee, with the assistance of Janice Matthiesen, our representative to the Statewide LAUC Committee, reviewed the UCLA proposals for LAUC Statewide funding and provided feedback to the applicants as to how they could improve their proposals. These proposals were then forwarded to the Statewide Committee. The Statewide Committee then sent the proposals from all campuses back to the local committees which reviewed and ranked them and then returned them to the Statewide Committee for a final decision as to which would be submitted to the Office of the President for funding. It is anticipated that the final decision on the Statewide awards will be made in time to be announced at the May 3rd Spring meeting.
The Committee participated in a survey conducted by LAUC at UC Irvine to determine how the various campuses handled R& PD. One of the outcomes is that UC Irvine is going to move away from the tier system of allocating R&PD funding to a flat sum per librarian model.
The Committee issued a Call for mini-grant proposals. Since several of the proposals were for less than the typical $500, the Committee was able to issue a second Call and to fund 6 proposals this year.
The proposals that were funded were:
Beth Feinberg - to create a finding aid to the collection of documents from the Romanian Communist Party Archives recently acquired by YRL.
Lisa Kernan – to assist in creating illustrations for her book tentatively entitled: Reading Movie Trailers: Hollywood Dreams its Audience.
Marsha Kmec - to assist in surveying San Fernando Valley Public Libraries and other areas North of Sylmar to assess health information access for minority and under-served areas. An instructional component in the use of PubMed and Medline Plus will also be provided.
Louise Ratliff – to assist in compilation of a bibliography to be used in an article or book about single women in the trans-Mississippi West in the latter half of the 19th century.
Barbara Schader – to assist in creating a palliative care website for the use of physicians, support staff and students in dealing with palliative care, pain and end-of-life issues.
Itibari Zulu – assistance in completion of a book manuscript listing and defining words, phrases, concepts and terms on or related to the African American or African world community experience, which will be published under the title: Soul Session: A Concise Dictionary of Africology.
Since mini-grant funds need to be expended by June 30th of the fiscal year in which they are awarded and some people wish to use their mini-grants for travel which occurs during the Summer, the Committee suggests and plans to implement a change in the Calendar for issuing the Call for mini-grant proposals. This Committee will issue a Call in early Summer 2002. One of the first items of business for the incoming Committee will be to review the proposals and award the grants by late Fall 2002. The 2002/03 Committee would then issue a Call by April 15, 2003 and announce the recipients of the 2003/04 mini-grants by May 30th. This would readjust the Calendar for subsequent years and would allow recipients an entire fiscal year to expend their awards. For 2003/04, it will also avoid Calendar conflicts with the Statewide Committee.
Respectfully submitted –
LAUC-LA Research and Professional Development Committee
Updated: November 18, 2009
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