LAUC-B Executive Committee 1995/96 (4) December 21, 1995 10:00-12:00, Room 303 Doe Library Present: R.Brandt; T.Dean; B.Glendenning; D.Kearney; B.Kornstein; C.Kubota; J.Ober; V.Roumani-Denn; K.Vanden Heuvel (Chair); P.Vanderberg (Secretary) Absent: S.McMahon; G.Peete I. Announcements K.Vanden Heuvel reported that the LAUC budget request had been approved. The LAUC-B received $37,407.00 to be divided by the number of applicants requesting travel funds. B.Anton and J.Dyla had agreed to be co-chairs of the LAUC-B Nominating Committee. II. Approval of Minutes. The minutes of October 19 and November 16, 1995 were approved as amended. III. LAUC Systemwide Executive Committee Meeting K.Vanden Heuvel reported on a meeting of the LAUC Systemwide Executive Committee with Myron Okada, Director of Academic Personnel Relations and Sandra Weiss, Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel. In the proposed 1996/97 UC budget a provision of benefits for domestic partners is being considered. The budget includes a 3% cost of living adjustment for faculty and 1.5% increase for all other groups. Essential precepts of the document are that there will be no student fee increases, and that special efforts will be made to strive for parity of faculty salaries, and to increase funds for student outreach. Laura Martinez's Office of Academic Compensation is conducting a statistical study of librarian salaries. The UC Office of the President has received complaints about the bifurcation of librarian salaries from those of faculty. The librarians have faculty support, but in this years budget request the motto is "faculty first". An affirmative action task force has been established and is chaired by Judson King to raise private support for scholarships and encourage diversity in admissions. Sandra Weiss discussed the need for increases to fund access to centralized databases and integrate digital library issues into the budget process. The charge for the LAUC Archive Committee was revised so as to permit decentralization of campus LAUC archival records and develop guidelines for storage and preservation. The LAUC spring assembly is scheduled to be held at the Irvine campus. IV. Letter to Chancellor Tien LAUC-B is considering sending a letter to the Chancellor concerning the status of librarians in view of bifurcation of salaries and funding of information technology projects. K.Vanden Heuvel has drafted a letter and will post it to the LAUC-B listserv for comment. V. Letter to Vice-Chancellor Christ LAUC-B is considering sending a letter to Vice- Chancellor Carol Christ seeking clarification of the role of the final decision-maker in the cases of affiliated librarians. VI. Copyright Conference LAUC-B is collaborating with UC Extension in organizing the Copyright Conference. The date may be later in the year than early spring, depending on the availability of conference sites. Plans were discussed for corporate and academic support and advertising.