LAUC-B Executive Committee 1995/96 (5) January 25, 1996 10:00-12:00, Room 303 Doe Library Present: R.Brandt, D.Kearney, B.Kornstein, C.Kubota, J.Ober, G.Peete, K.Vanden Heuvel (Chair), P.Vanderberg (Secretary) Absent: T.Dean, B.Glendenning, S.McMahon, V.Roumani-Denn Guest: J.Burrows I. Announcements K.Vanden Heuvel plans to contact the chairs of the LAUC-B Nominating Committee to solicit a slate of candidates for next year's LAUC committees. The date of the Copyright Conference has been set for May 4, 1996 on the Clark Kerr campus. The Copyright Conference will be announced on the LAUC Systemwide home page. II. Approval of Minutes. The minutes of December 21, 1995 were approved as amended. III. Research and Professional Development Travel Budget The amount allocated for the LAUC-B Research and Professional Development budget for 1995/96 was $37,407 which has been augmented with $8,000 of rollover funds from the previous year. This brings the amount per applicant to $557, as compared with $600 per applicant last year. The amount of travel funds available per applicant changes from year to year, depending on amounts of funds available, and how many librarians apply for funding. ACTION: K.Vanden Heuvel and C.Kubota will write a memo to the LAUC-B membership explaining the funding amounts and formulas for use of the LAUC-B Research and Professional Development Travel Budget. They will also remind applicants to request reimbursement of travel funds within one month of travel. IV. Continuing Education for Librarians, a proposal by J.Burrows, Head, Library Human Resources Dept. J.Burrows presented a proposal for a feasibility study to create a Library Learning Center (an administrative umbrella, not a physical place) which would address the needs of continuing education, certification, management development opportunities, and new roles for librarians. It was anticipated that classes would be offered for library employees, the campus and others in collaboration with University Extension. J.Burrows was seeking sugesstions for possible partnerships and sources of funding for the feasibility study. V. Public Image of the Professional Librarian and Role on Campus. There was a discussion of the image of the professional librarian and how University administrators tend to view the digital library without librarians. Options were discussed for correcting these perceptions and for librarians taking a greater leadership role in planning for digital libraries.