LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93(10)
Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte,
R. Moon, G.Peete, A. Sevetson (Recorder), P.Stewart, K. Vanden Heuvel, A.
Guests: D. Gregor, J. Barker, D. Sommer, V. Roumani-Denn,
A. Sevetson passed out information about the LAUC Statewide Assembly at UCLA
Reorganization Issues, meeting with D. Gregor: D. Gregor discussed possible
strategies for filling positions created by library reorganizations. She
discussed the draft organization chart. Several positions outlined in this
organization represent new or substantially redefined clusters of
responsibility (e.g. Head of the Teaching Library, Director of Library
Enterprises). D. Gregor discussed with LAUC the desirability of posting such
positions versus directly appointing individuals to them. The Executive
Committee felt that in making this decision a number of factors must be
considered, including the determination of whether a position is a logical
continuation or expansion of a currently-held position, or whether it
represents a new endeavor or substantial enough departure from existing
operations to warrant posting as new job? The Executive Committee came to
consensus that the reasons for posting or not posting a position should be both
consistent and clearly communicated.
D. Gregor said she would write something about her view of the LAUC-B Executive Committee
role in the new organization. The issue of review initiators in cases of rotating job assignments
was also discussed, CAPA is looking into other
campus guidelines for review in similar situations.
The Library Cultures Strategic Planning Group presented their report to the
Executive Committee and asked for feedback.
Discussion on the Cultures document touched on a number of specific points:
the importance of coordinating unit-level mission statements with the broader
library mission; the need for building incentives for risk-taking and
experimentation into the library's culture; the importance of providing
managers with the tools for accomplishing their work effectively. An important point made was
the need for reinforcing the Cultures document's emphasis on the library's role in the wider
academic enterprise; it was commented that the
document should define a culture which is at least as outwardly-directed as it
is inwardly-directed. A large part of the discussion was focussed on the
concept of professionalism as defined in the document. The changing nature of
the library profession and the future role of librarians in the library's
culture was also discussed.