LAUC-B Executive Committee 1994/95 (8)
April 19, 1995
10:00-12:00, Room 303 Main Library
Present: I.Arguelles; M.Burnette; C.Eckman (recorder);
K.Frohmberg; B.Glendenning; P.Janes; D.Kearney;
B.Kornstein (Chair); L.Leighton; Laura Osegueda; G.Peete;
V.Roumani-Denn; Kathleen Vanden Heuvel.
Guests: Andrea Sevetson; Alice Youmans.
1. B.Kornstein welcomed Kathleen Vanden Heuvel to her
first meeting as LAUC-B's Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, replacing
2. B.Kornstein asked the Committee to meet on Wednesday, May
3rd, to finalize planning for the LAUC-B Spring Assembly.
II. Approval of Minutes. The minutes for the February 15
Executive Committee were approved as amended.
III. LAUC Statewide Committee on Research and Professional Development--G.Peete
The Committee has sent its recommendations forward to
the UC Office of the President. Because there were no
non-unit applicants, the monetary resources were
somewhat less than expected.
IV. Nominating and Elections Committee report--A. Sevetson
A.Sevetson reported that the Committee has nearly
completed the slate of candidates for the LAUC-B
election. Ballots will be mailed in May and due June
7. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the
LAUC-B Spring Assembly.
V. Guidelines for use of LAUC laptop--discussion
The Committee discussed the proposed guidelines. The
Committee agreed that one of the two LAUC laptops
should be made available to all LAUC members for
professional development uses, not necessarily tied to
LAUC business. It was also agreed that the details
regarding specific software loaded on the machine could
ACTION: C.Eckman and B.Kornstein will meet and revise
the draft guidelines to incorporate this suggestion.
Then the guidelines will be promulgated.
VI. Professional development/travel guidelines draft--L. Osegueda
B.Kornstein reported that Peter Lyman has asked LAUC to
consider going back to the older allocation model based
on the nature/level of the applicant's participation at
the meeting. The Librarians Office is willing to do
the spreadsheet support work. The Committee was
concerned that the amount of time for LAUC members to
review and rank the requests was so large and the
difference in allocations so small that an equal
distribution was the most efficient approach (unless
there is the possibility of significant increases in
travel support funding). B.Kornstein and K.Vanden
Heuvel will raise these concerns at their next meeting
with Sue Rosenblatt.
VII. Peer review streamlining report--A. Youmans (11:15)
A.Youmans outlined the specific recommendations that the Task
Force on Streamlining the Peer Review Process will present at
the Spring Assembly. The general themes are twofold: (1) to
incorporate a strong statement of support for the integrity of
the peer review system; and (2) to support the value of the
existing guidelines. Fourteen specific recommendations were
described. There was no time for full discussion. Preliminary
discussion indicated there was concern on the part of some
Committee members that the Task Force's recommendations--while
valuable in their own right--did not move far enough in the
direction of streamlining the peer review process.
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 3. 10-12am. Main Library Room