LAUC-B Executive Committee
Meeting no. 1996/97 (4)
8 January 1997
Present: W. Benemann (Secretary), R. Brandt, T. Dean (Chair), G.
Irving (CAPA), D. Jan, C.Lee, R. Moon, G. Peete, A. Swartzell, D.
Sommer, C. Tarr
Absent: K. Vanden Heuvel
Handouts: Agenda; Minutes of Meeting no. 1996/97 (3); Proposed
Revision to Berkeley Procedures for the Review of Librarian
Appointments, Promotions, and Advancements; Recommendations of the
LAUC-B Cultural Diversity Committee concerning the Ad Hoc Committee
Report on the "Many Voices of Diversity"; report forwarded by Susana
Hinojosa on a proposed vote of no confidence at SFPL.
I. Announcements: T. Dean has not received a formal response from
Leon Litwack to her invitation to attend the February 5th Executive
Committee meeting, but he has informally agreed.
II. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 4 December 1996 were
approved as amended.
III. Academic Senate Committee on Library (D. Sommer)
The Committee on Library is discussing ways of enforcing
penalties against Faculty who retain Library materials after the
material has been recalled. Sue Rosenblatt reported on possible
uses of the Moffitt Library building: as a Learning Center, a
Publishing Center for students, a Multi-media Center to support
student research. In her remarks to the Faculty, Rosenblatt
suggested that one impediment to The Library's meeting its current
challenges was that many professional staff received their library
degrees in the 1970s. The Executive Committee discussed
the implications of this observation and agreed that the issue of
training for new technologies would be a good one for the LAUC-B
series on the Future of Librarianship.
IV. LAUC-B Travel Grants (D. Jan)
The Treasurer has notified the membership announcing the travel
allocations for this year. There were 86 applicants. Each applicant
will receive a travel allocation of $544.
V. CAPA (G. Irving)
Copies of the current Berkeley guidelines for movement from
Librarian IV to Librarian V, along with two revisions of the language,
were distributed. After discussion, Ex Comm approved
the second version of the language.
ACTION: T. Dean will investigate the procedures for making formal
changes in the Berkeley guidelines.
The issue of performance evaluations for AULs holding 0%
appointments in the Librarian Series has been referred to a task force
consisting of Ivan Arguelles, Gary Handman, and Barbara Kornstein.
VI. Ad Hoc Committee on the Many Voices Report
The recommendations of the LAUC-B Cultural Diversity Committee
were distributed, but discussion was limited, since the format of the
report, listing the original recommendation numbers without explaining
their content, made it unclear which particular issues were being
discussed. Ex Comm members did remember that the first recommendation
concerned changing the name of the Statewide Committee on Cultural
Diversity. LAUC-B's CDC conclusion that "no unamimous decision was
reached" on this recommendation seems to be in conflict with the very
strong opinion that arose from the Early Bird on the report, in which
there seemed to be unanimous agreement that the considerable effort
required to change the name (a change in the LAUC by laws) was not
ACTION: T.Dean will refer the recommendations back to the LAUC-B
Cultural Diversity Committee.
VII. Analysis of the Digital Library Initiative for the Academic
Senate Committee on Library (D. Sommer)
A draft memo analyzing the University of California Digital
Library report has been prepared by the subcommittee (D. Sommer, A.
Swartzell and C. Tarr). The draft will be distributed for discussion
at the February 1997 meeting.
The next LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be Wednesday, January
29th, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, 119 Moses Hall in an executive session.