LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93 (13) May 27, 1993 MINUTES Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte, L. Osegueda, A. Sevetson (Recorder), P. Stewart Absent: G. Peete, K. Vanden Heuvel, A. Youmans Guests: S. Hinojosa, L. Castillo-Speed, C. Delgado Announcements: 1. LSO is close to putting up the library's gopher server. LAUC-B information should be some of the first information mounted. 2. G. Handman is going to purchase a Toshiba 486 Laptop for LAUC-B and CAPA use. Money was allotted several months ago for this purpose. 3. Interviews have been set up for RSCD Chair and several other positions. There are several non-librarians (all M.L.S.'s) applying for the positions. The practice of rotating career staff with MLS degrees into Librarian series positions was discussed. The general feeling of the Executive Commiteee was that this practice is warranted in certain instances, particularly given the inability to hire from outside the library, and the dwindling number of available staff for internal rotation. 4. The criteria for consolidation of Branches has been approved in principle by the Academic Planning Board. Consolidation of several branches (ANTH, Forest Products, Forestry, Social Welfare, Library School Library, and Entomology) is currently being considered by the Library Admin Group. Ongoing Business: Cultural Diversity Task Force Report - (L. Castillo-Speed) The Task Force presented a revised proposal for a Diversity Committee comprising members from both LAUC and from library/Affiliated Libraries staff. The committee would be a LAUC-B committee, chaired by a LAUC member. Discussion centered around precise size, makeup, and term of members on the new committee. The Task Force will clarify the language, submit the report to CU News so that everyone can see and comment on the charge and the report. The proposal will be submitted to the Fall LAUC-B assembly for vote. If approved, LAUC bylaws will be revised accordingly. New Business: LAUC-B Participation in Library Public Services Committees- R. Moon outlined his proposal for a restructured Public Services advisory and policy making committee structure. The specific discussion focussed on LAUC's continuing role in this structure. The arrangement finally agreed upon was for a LAUC Executive Committee member to sit on the Public Services Advisory Committee. The LAUC-appointed PSPC member would be charged with bringing LAUC's perspectives to the task of public service policy making; the LAUC member would also serve as liaison to the Executive Committee. LAUC's role in the second newly-constituted public services committee, the Advisory Group on Public Services (PSAG-P), will be primarily through the various task force groups appointed by this body. When appropriate, the LAUC Nominations and Elections Committee will provide a slate of candidates for a LAUC appointee to these various groups. Travel Funding - G. Handman lead a discussion on the structure of travel of funding. If money were set aside on a straight per capita basis, each LAUC-B member would have $323 annually for travel and professional development (i.e. the per capita allocation established by the MOU for covered librarians and matched by campus for uncovered librarians) . Because not all LAUC members apply for this money, the per capita amount would undoubtedly be higher. If, for example, the pot of money had been divided among those asking for travel funding in FY 1992/93, each traveller would have receive approximately $530. The rationale for redesigning the process is to cut down on the labor-intensive nature of the process, to liberate the Research and Professional Development Committee for more productive endeavors, and to strengthen communication between librarians and their review initiator regarding professional activities and professional goals. The decision regarding funding models will be continued at the June Executive Committee meeting.