LAUC-B Executive Committee
November 16, 1994 Meeting (4)
Present: I.Arguelles; M.Burnette; E.Byrne; C.Eckman
(recorder); D.Fortner; K.Frohmberg; B.Glendenning;
B.Kornstein (Chair); L.Leighton; L.Osegueda;
Absent: P.Janes; G.Peete; D.Kearney
Guests: Rebecca Lhermitte, Beth Sibley, Deborah Sommer, Alice
I. Streamlining the Peer Review Process (closed session)
The Task Force on Streamlining the Peer Review Process
(Alice Youmans, Chair; Rebecca Lhermitte; Deborah Sommer)
presented an Interim Report reflecting the results of their work
thus far. Their work has included a survey of procedures and
streamlining efforts at other UC campuses, and meetings with
Library Administration. A final report should be available in
early 1995, and some forum should be established for allowing
membership discussion of the findings.
ACTION: The Interim Report will be on the agenda of the
A. Pat Maughan has resigned from CAPA because of demands
resulting from additional new responsibilities at the Business
and Economics Library. Gary Handman has agreed to serve out the
remainder of her term.
B. Faculty Senate Library Committee. L.Osegueda reported
on topics discussed at the most meeting of the Senate Library
Committee, including an extensive discussion of the role of
commercial information brokers as library users. L.Osegueda will
explore with Peter Lyman the appropriateness and feasibility of
getting minutes of the Senate Library Committee posted
III. Approval of Minutes from October 12 meeting. The minutes
were approved as submitted.
IV. Bylaws Revision.
The Committee reviewed a copy of the proposed Bylaws
revisions which reflect the new proposed LAUC-B officer position
of Treasurer. The proposed position would be responsible for
handling the fiscal oversight and reporting functions currently
handled by the Secretary-Treasurer, and administer the LAUC-B
travel program (a function that is currently handled on a
voluntary basis). Two major issues emerged in the discussion.
First, in order to prevent the size of the Executive Committee
from increasing, it is necessary to eliminate one of the representative
positions on LAUC-B. There is a desire to maintain a balance between
Affiliated and Library representation on the Executive Committee that
roughly reflects the distribution of membership on campus. Second, in
order to provide for continuity should the terms of the Secretary and
Treasurer be extended to two years. The sense of the group was
that it might be difficult to recruit candidates for these
positions if they were seens as two-year commitments.
ACTION: B.Kornstein, L.Osegueda, E.Byrne, and C.Eckman
will meet to redraft the proposal in time for presentation at the
V. Update on Fall Assembly Planning.
The Fall Assembly will take place on December 2. Carol
Christ will be the featured speaker. Other agenda items include:
(1) Task Force on Streamlining the Peer Review Process; (2)
LAUC-B Goals; (3) Bylaws Revision; (4) 1993/94 Annual Report and
reports from committees and statewide representatives (5) Public
Announcements of Advancements and Promotions.
VI. Public Announcements of Advancements and Promotions.
B.Kornstein reported that she has heard of complaints
regarding the recent public release in CU News of very detailed
information regarding librarian merit and promotion decisions.
Discussion revealed a sense of the group that the information is
public information, it allows librarians to get a sense of who is
working at a comparable level, and it is important information
for CAPA record-keeping.
ACTION: This issue will appear on the Fall Assembly agenda.
VII. Date for December Meeting. The date was changed to December
VIII. New UL Welcome. Peter Lyman will be invited to the
next Executive Committee meeting. A smaller group is inviting
him to lunch (including B.Kornstein, E.Byrne, I. Arguelles, and
Alice Youmans). Key concerns of LAUC at this time include a
variety of matters relating to academic review.
IX. LAUC-B Gopher Organization.
C.Eckman proposed a revision of the LAUC Documentation
section of the Staff Gopher that would further clarify the
organization's structure and enhance information retrieval. The
Executive Committee approved the recommendations.
ACTION: C.Eckman should implement the new menus. C.Eckman
should identify and make contact with the person maintaining the
LAUC statewide gopher.
X. Future Programs for LAUC-B.
Beth Sibley, Chair of the Committee on Research and
Professional Development, led a discussion of current program
planning and future possibilities. The Committee raised several
possibilities for future programs speakers or concepts including:
(1) Robert Wilensky of EECS/Computer Science and Michael
Buckland; (2) deprofessionalization of library service; (3)
Barbara Morgan of Advanced Technology Planning; (3) mentorship
strategies; (4) review-initiators workshop; (5) Harry Scheiber,
Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 14, Library Room 303.