Executive Committee Minutes 11/9/2016

LAUC-B Executive Committee

November 9, 2016, 10:30-12:00
303 Doe Library


Attendance: J. Nelson, I. Wang, B. Quigley, D. Faulds, D. Eifler, C. Marino, S. Powell, S. Teplitzky

Guests: L. Jones, L. Castillo Speed, J. Silva, C. Tarr



  1. Continuing Business, Part 1 (CLOSED MEETING)

    1. Discussion of draft report from the Task Force on Professional Status of Librarians

      • ExComm would like to thank the Task Force for their hard work and thoughtful execution of the charge. ExComm is prepared to accept the draft report (to be completed after meeting) and to discharge the Task Force upon a final review and edit cycle.

  2. Announcements (J. Nelson) 11:15

    1. BAMPFA Film Library and Study Center was officially made an affiliated library in October 2016.

  3. Reports

    1. Treasurer (D. Eifler) 11:20

      1. Our current balance is $173,182, and includes two years of professional development funding.

    2. Monthly UL meeting (J. Nelson) no report (September UL meeting was held on 10/3 because of scheduling conflicts so 10/21 meeting was canceled; next meeting 11/17).

    3. LIBR meeting (B. Quigley) 11:25

      1. Met October 13, 2016.

      2. Jeff Mackie-Mason was an invited guest to discuss the OA2020 initiative and ask the committee to support the Library signing the “Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of Open Access to Scholarly Journals.” Faculty discussed the possible benefits but also raised questions and concerns. The committee will discuss further at its November meeting and vote on whether to recommend that Berkeley sign the expression of interest.

      3. Discussion of strategic plan and Moffitt renovation also on next agenda.

    4. LAUC statewide conference call (J. Nelson) 11:35

      1. Systemwide advisory groups are fully staffed with good representation from all campuses.

      2. LAUC research grant deadline was Nov. 4, 2016. LAUC received applications from 4 campuses, all for presentation grants.

      3. Statewide President Dana Peterman moved from UCI to UCLA, and impact on nomination rules was discussed. Because D. Peterman was nominated while at Irvine, UCLA is not excluded from running a candidate this election cycle. Irvine remains the campus that cannot nominate the coming cycle.

  1. Continuing Business, Part 2

    1. Fall Assembly planning (J. Nelson) 11:45

      1. Tuesday 15 November, 8:30-9:00 a.m. in Morrison Library.

      2. Speaker Günter Waibel (Executive Director of CDL) is confirmed; Mary Elings (Interim Head of Technical Services, Bancroft Library) will introduce him. A/V and catering has been arranged.

    2. Fall Affiliated Assembly planning (C. Marino) 11:50

      1. Discussion of presentation proposals. Chris to notify accepted presenters.