Executive Committee Minutes 2/17/93
LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93 (8) February 17, 1993 MINUTES Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte, R. Moon, L. Osegueda, G. Peete, A. Sevetson (Recorder), P. Stewart, K. Vanden Heuvel, A. Youmans Guests: D. Kearney Announcements: 1. G. Handman announced that the Program Committee has arranged an Early Bird featuring J. McCredie on March 4 in the Morrison Room. The meeting will be audiotaped and the tape will be cataloged for the Media Center. 2. G. Handman announced the next statewide LAUC Executive Committee would be conducted via (video) teleconference on March 18th. Southern campuses will use a facility in Los Angeles; Northern campuses will use Berkeley's Alameda teleconference facilities. Approval of Minutes: The minutes of January 13, 1993 were approved as corrected. Ongoing business: G. Handman announced that the proposed LAUC-B server has been approved by LAG. It will be a few months before all the pieces are in place, but the groundwork is in place. There are a number of issues which will have to be resolved in connection with this project, chief among which is how the LAUC database will be administered and maintained. New Business: 1. D. Kearney gave a preliminary report of the Committee on Research and Professional Development meeting with Dorothy Gregor on January 27 about the R&PD funding process. Work toward changes in the process as it currently stands has been prompted by a number of concerns expressed by D. Gregor: the unduly cumbersome and formulaic nature of the process; a desire to tie the process more closely into goal and objective setting for individual librarians; and to ensure that funded activities will benefit the library and campus. In her meeting with R&PD D. Gregor indicated the possibility of additional funding from The Library for travel. Since its meeting with D. Gregor, The R&PD Committee has been considering alternative ways of structuring the funding process. The Committee hopes to have a written proposal for the LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting in March. 2. G. Handman presented for committee review a draft of the letter to Joyce Harlan (Campus Personnel) re: LAIII position posted for the Institute for International Relations Library. 3. CAPA issues were discussed. 4. Library Advisory Committee Structure - G. Handman announced he has received an interesting "think piece" from Bill Whitson concerning the nature and structure of Library advisory committees and the advisory process in general. The discussion includes a consideration of LAUC's role in the local advisory process. G. Handman will distribute copies for discussion at the March meeting. G. Handman expressed his interest in convening an all-LAUC(B) discussion forum in March to discuss the issue of advisory committee structure. 5. Library Reorganization - There was general discussion concerning the most effective and productive role for LAUC-B in the process of library reorganization. It was felt that LAUC's interest and involvement in reorganization and future planning center on two primary areas of concern, notably those having to do with professional governance issues arising out of reorganization, and those larger issues relating to reorganization and the library's mission. Some concern was expressed about the fact that LAUC-B has not been directly consulted in the reorganization process so far (with the exception of CAPA's participation in the AUL for Public Services interviews). It has been stated by D. Gregor that the reconfigured organizational structure represents an interim (2 to 3 year) plan. It was suggested by G. Handman that a mid-point review of this interim organization would be extremely useful and important, and that LAUC could play a significant role in the review. The process of recruitment of AULs/Directors was discussed briefly in connection with the larger issues surrounding reorganization. The Executive Committee was unanimous in its desire to have specific criteria put into place for the recruitment process. To these ends, the "Draft Criteria for Appointment and Review of Assistant and Associate University Librarians and Equivalent Titles at U.C.B." submitted earlier to D. Gregor as part of the upward evaluation of supervisors document will be reviewed. Executive Committee will request that D. Gregor consider these criteria for immediate implementation apart from the larger document. CAPA has prepared a list of questions concerning peer review issues under the new organizational outline which will also be forwarded to D. Gregor for response.