LAUC-B Executive Committee Meeting no. 1996/97 (4) 8 January 1997 MINUTES 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 merited. 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.