LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93 (3)
October 21, 1992
Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair),
R. Lhermitte, R. Moon, L. Osegueda, G. Peete, A. Sevetson (Recorder),
D. Sommer, P. Stewart, K. Vanden Heuvel
Guests: S. Hinojosa, M. Harmon
A. G. Handman announced that LAUC-B Executive Committee would have an extra
meeting on Nov 4, 10-11am in the Bancroft Conference Room.
B. The Berkeley Representatives for the LAUC Fall Assembly in San Francisco
will be G. Handman, E. Byrne, K. Vanden Heuvel, and A. Sevetson. G. Handman
announced the LAUC Fall Assembly will also have a celebration dinner for the
25th Anniversary of LAUC. All LAUC members are welcome to attend. The flyer
with details of the dinner will be attached to the next issue of CU News.
C. UCOP Library Closing - G. Handman wrote a letter to V.P. Calvin Moore
expressing the concerns for impact of the UCOP Library closing on the Berkeley
Campus (distributed with agenda). S. Hinojosa announced a letter had been
sent from UC AFT 1474 to Calvin Moore. The AFT letter focussed on the
1- lack of any discussion on the closure of the library and no information
on the basis for this closure
2- information requested on how UCOP intends to meet its information needs
in the future;
3- concern over the impact of the closure on the UCB library system; will
campus libraries be expected to meet UCOP library needs?
4- concern over the reassignment primarily because a reassignment to the
Berkeley campus rather than CEB could help UCB absorb what is
additional future work for UCOP.
D. G. Handman announced that he has asked Judson King, Provost of Professional Schools to
speak at the LAUC-B Fall Assembly.
E. Library Strategic Planning - W. Diamond has been appointed to the Library
Cultures group as a LAUC-B Representative, D. Sommer is also on that committee.
L. Osegueda is in the Working Group on Development and External Relations and
R. Moon is on the Automation Committee.
F. There were several comments on the paper LAUC revitalization at LA.
Comments included: it has to be read as one divisions struggling, LAUC-LA had
a lot of turnover because of VERIP and people who would have normally taken
LAUC leadership had retired so there was no one to serve, we are seeing some
of the same effects of VERIP here with more to do and less time in which to
do it. W. Diamond noted that it is a document which could be used by the Library
Cultures Strategic Planning group, as could the LAUC- B document "The
Librarian Series in the '90's." It was also noted that LAUC-LA feels
it has gotten back on track, partially as a result of the effort that
went into this report.
G. G. Handman announced that all of the Committees and Committee Chairs are in
place for the 92/93 year. The full roster will be distributed to membership.
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for Sept 16, 1992 were approved with corrections.
A. M. Harmon discussed the progress LAUC-B Committee on Programs for
Professional and Career Development in planning the Peer Review Workshop. The
date is November 12, 8:30-11:30 in 315 Wheeler. A notice has gone out in CU
News and via "lauc@ced" Confirmed speakers are D. Sommer, R. Heckart, B.
Whitson, R. Aasen, J. Burrows, B. Kornstein, and B. Lhermitte. The Committee
also hopes to have D. Gregor speak. The Program Committee wants the
philosophy and history of peer review, the paper flow, and how to do a
good self-evaluation to come out. Supervisors of Affiliated Librarians
should be given an explicit invitation, and all review initiators should
make a point of attending, especially in view of the new Peer Review
timetable compliance guidelines.
B. G. Handman announced that only one comment had been received about the Peer
Review Timetable Compliance information which had been sent out the LAUC-B
membership in early October. G. Handman said the next step would be to propose actual
language for the Berkeley guidelines to the APM and to send that to The
Vice Chancellor and the University Librarian for review. The sub-committee
will meet, and there should be language reflecting the changes in time for the
Peer Review workshop.
C. G. Handman announced that the LAUC-B Budget has been approved by The Vice
Chancellor. A motion was made and passed to purchase a laptop PC for the use
of the LAUC-B Secretary and CAPA.
A. G. Handman and E. Byrne reported on their meeting with M. Teitz, Academic
Senate Chair. He is interested in their proposal for including Librarians on
Academic Senate Committees (other than the Senate Library Committee) and
requested that LAUC-B submit a short discussion paper on the mutual benefits
of this action. E. Byrne is in the process of drafting such a document. E.
Byrne also had a list of faculty members on Academic Senate Committees which will be
distributed to Executive Committee. She noted that very few of the Academic
Senate Committees activities were reflected in the committee names.
B. E. Byrne reported on the Faculty Senate Library Committee meeting. Members are Jeremy
Waldron (Law) Chair, Diane Clemens (Hist), William Clemens (Int Bio),Leonard Duhl (SAHS),
Ralph Greif (ME), Laurent Mayali (Law), Hung-Hsi Wu (Math),Ron Lopez (student), Mike
Young (student). Some proposals were brought forward by Library Administration:
1- downsizing in the 90's in collections and increasing sharing,
getting the faculty to buy in, and
2- dealing with the very expensive Sci/Tech Journals. The Library is
trying to promote a policy that faculty who write using university
material cannot give away copyright.
3- Making loan policies for journals shorter. K. Vanden Heuvel will
attend the next meeting for E. Byrne.
C. Guidelines for Extension of the Timetable. K. Vanden Heuvel presented the
guidelines developed by the group. Much discussion centered on who should
actually grant extensions, whether it should be a centralized body, or an
agreement between the review initiator and the reviewee, or whomever needs the
extension and the person next to receive the packet. The feeling of LAUC-B was that it should be
between the person needing the extension and the person
directly "up" in the review process.