LAUC-B Executive Committee 1993/94 (1)
August 25, 1993
Present: G. Handman (Outgoing Chair), W. Diamond, E. Byrne
(Incoming Chair), R. Lhermitte, A. Sevetson, G. Peete, M.
Burnette, P. Janes, B. Kornstein, K. Vanden Heuvel, A. Youmans,
M. Drabkin, L. Leighton, K. Frohmberg, T. Huwe, P. Stewart, M.
Absent: L. Osegueda
1. LAUC-B Spring Assembly Meeting minutes were distributed
for preliminary review. Corrections are to be sent to
II. Minutes of the July 21 meeting were approved.
III. Ongoing Business- G. Handman, Outgoing Chair
1. G. Handman distributed his annual report, 1992/93, of
LAUC-B activities and summarized key accomplishments.
2. G. Handman passed out the latest draft of the LAUC-B
Application for Support for travel funds. There was a brief
discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the form.
A major point was made that permission for staff leave is
not within LAUC-B's purview. A separate form for
supervisors to approve leave was proposed. LAUC-B will
recommend that the Library Manager's Group discuss
procedures for leave approval.
The Committee on Professional Development thought that
librarians requesting leave could use the already existing
leave request form to get their supervisor's signature. The
committee didn't think that a new form would be needed.
* E. Byrne will e-mail J. Pudewell to have the issue of
supervisors approving leave added to the LMG agenda.
IV. New Business- E. Byrne, Incoming Chair
1. E. Byrne thanked outgoing members for their LAUC-B
participation the past year and welcomed new members to what
promises to be an exciting year.
2. L. Leighton raised the question of whether a UC
employee with Berkeley as their home campus, but employed
by another UC campus, is a LAUC-B member.
* M. Cochran will review the LAUC statewide bylaws for the
answer to this question.
3. Ideas/suggestions for new agenda items:
Welcome packets for new librarians/LAUC-B members. Andrea
Sevetson will put packets together.
LAUC directory on the gopher to include subject specialties,
e-mail addresses, etc. It was also suggested that
affiliated librarians be included in both the LAUC-B gopher
and the hardcopy library "phone" directories, and that some
thought should be given to developing policies covering what
goes in the LAUC-B section of the gopher.
LAUC-B as an organization to seek grant funding for travel
and programs. It was suggested that because there were
insufficient funds to pay for all or most travel or
development expenses, perhaps LAUC could look into grant or
other funding to supplement existing
4. Goals for 93/94:
E. Byrne asked each committee member to send her two goals
for LAUC-B to consider for the next year.
5. Agenda Follow-ups or continuations for 92/93 for future
agendas: No topics were presented.
Program suggestions include- Symposium with prominent
speakers invited; program suggesting alternative forms of
funding; LAUC-B retreat to do strategic or long-term
planning, establishing goals and directions for LAUC-B;
all-day workshop on goal setting; half-day workshop on
effective teaching, grant writing, or time management;
regular annual or bi-annual workshop on peer-review. E.
Byrne encouraged members to think about program ideas so
we can increase the number of programs sponsored by LAUC-B.
An agenda item carried over from last year is upward
evaluation of supervisors.
*E. Byrne agreed to bring up in monthly meeting with Dorothy
Status of LAUC-B guidelines for consolidation of branches.
*E. Byrne will discuss with D. Gregor in monthly meeting.
7. Mentor Coordinator:
E. Byrne asked for a volunteer to coordinate the mentor
*Because no one volunteered, she agreed to appoint someone
from the Executive Committee to serve as mentor coordinator.
8. Lawrence Hall of Science Library Collection:
M. Drabkin summarized her interactions with the LHS
administration regarding plans for the library collection
after she is laid off. She asked LAUC-B Ex Comm to write a
letter in support of a plan which would either protect the
collection, or donate it to another institution, where it
could be accessible.
* E. Byrne, G. Handman and B. Kornstein will draft a letter
to Vice Provost Heilbron concerning this issue. The draft
will be e-mailed to LAUC-B Ex Comm members for comments.
9. A. Youmans reported on CAPA's progress in reviewing
10. Ex Comm meetings:
Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Rm
322, Doe Library, 10-Noon. Members are also to reserve the
1st Wednesday of the month for emergency meetings
11. LAUC divisional minutes assignments: Members are to
read the minutes of their assigned campus (as they arrive)
and report to LAUC-B Ex Comm issues needing Berkeley's
UC Davis - K. Frohmberg
UC Irvine - M. Burnette
UC Los Angeles - B. Kornstein
UC Riverside - M. Cochran
UC San Diego - P. Janes
UC San Francisco - G. Peete
UC Santa Barbara - L. Leighton
UC Santa Cruz - T. Huwe
NOTE: an * indicates action to be taken and the person responsible.
V. The meeting was adjourned.