Minutes - Meeting No. 10 - June 11, 2003
LAUC-B Executive Committee Meeting
June ll, 2003
10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
303 Doe Library
Present: M. Cochran (Chair), S. Koskinen, A. Urbanic, L. Cushing, M. Snow, B. Bohl
Absent: B. Anton, M. Mahoney, B. Quigley, D. De Lorenzo
• Email from Esther Grassian dated 9 Sept. 2002 regarding Committee charges
• Graphs derived from ARL data re: "Librarians as a percentage of library employees,
1989 v.s. 2001 " and "Percent change in number of librarians, 1989 to 2001 "
I . Announcements
L. Cushing was interviewed on KPFA June 10 at 8:3 0 a.m.
The Institute of Industrial Relations Library will host a conference of industrial
relations librarians in April 2004. 40-50 librarians from the U.S. and Canada are
expected to attend.
The local arrangements committee for the LAUC Fall Assembly has been set up, the
members are B. Dupuis, E. Sibley, S. Koskinen, R. Girill and M. Phillips.
A. Treasurer's Report
The balance at the end of May was $77,427.28. LAUC (statewide) will
reimburse the LAUC-B account for the rental of the Lipman Room for the
upcoming fall assembly.
B. Meeting with the University Librarian
The START Program was discussed, some campuses may choose not to use it.
Also discussed was T. Leonards impressions of the LAUC Spring Assembly,
including issues concerning staff workloads and librarian
sabbaticals, changes to Position Paper no. I and the LAUC Patriot Act
T. Leonard reported that deans have been instructed to hold the merit letters to
librarians until June 30.
C. Senate Library Committee Report
The Committee will not meet again until the beginning of the Academic year
D. Candidate Lunches
No candidate lunches were held in the last month
E. Mentor Program
Three new mentees/mentor partnerships have been set up, and two new hires
still need to be assigned mentors
III. Continuing Topics
A. Proposed Criteria for Establishment of Affliliated Libraries
A link to the document has been added to the LAUC-13 web site. The
committee questioned whether a library needs to employ a librarian in order to
attain affiliated status, and whether it would lose its status if the librarian
Action item: ExComm will add to the agenda of future meeting for
B. LAUC Spring Assembly
E. Grassian received questions about what takes place at the Executive Board
meetings; no major decisions are made, mainly the discussion is centered
around logistics for the following day's meeting. In the future, the LAUC
agenda for the Executive Board meetings will contain a brief description of
why the topic is being discussed.
At the Spring Assembly the LAUC delegates voted to approve the USA
PATRIOT Act Resolution, as proposed by LAUC-R, with a few amendments.
The approved Resolution is available on the LAUC Web page, Background
Documents under "Privacy Laws & Related Information" -
The delecates also voted to approve the changes to Position Paper #1 as
recommended by the LAUC Committee on Professional Governance. Delegates
also voted to amend the motion to accept these changes by adding a directive to
send the revised Position Paper #I to the LAUC Position Paper Review Task
Force, to be reviewed along with Position Papers 2-5.
Assembly delegates adopted a resolution to recognize and honor Nancy Koller
(UC-R), a former LAUC president who is retiring at the end of June 2003. The
Assembly welcomed Marie Bronoel (R), the recipient of the first LAUC
President's Travel Award.
The program included a round table discussion involving four University
Librarians, G. Munoff (Irvine), T. Leonard (Berkeley), and B. Schottlaender
C. LAUC-B Bylaws change
A proposal to permit the minutes of the fall and spring assemblies to be
approved by email requires a change in the by-laws. The proposal must be in
place 30 days prior to the election. Since we were unable to meet the 30-day
deadline, M. Cochran proposed that the change to the by-laws be included in the
regular election for 2004. She also'volunteered to draft wording and incorporate
D. Emeritus Librarian Document
An attempt to streamline the process by which librarians are granted emeritus
status is currently being negotiated.
M. Cochran will send an e-mail to T. Leonard regarding this
E. Response to E. Grassian's email.
Grassian has requested feedback regarding the revised committee charges, specifically
the Committee on Professional Governance's (CPG) 4 1h charge. There was some
feeling that the charge should be clarified. The Committee on Committees, Rules and
Jurisdiction has also asked for clarification of its first charge.
F. July ExComm Meeting
The date of the July meeting has been changed from July 91h to July 23 d due to
vacation schedules that conflict with the regular meeting date. 0 A. Urbanic will
assemble an agenda for the next meeting
• B. Bohl will reserve a room for the meeting
• M. Cochran will draft letters to address the remaining Parking Lot
IV. New Topics
M. Cochran will appoint Carole McEwan as the LAUC-B representative to the
Staff Development Committee.
M. Cochran shared a couple of graphs illustrating the percent changes in the
number of librarians employed in 1989 vs. 2001. The graphs were initially
prepared for a meeting T. Leonard has with campus personnel regarding the
The next meeting will be held July 23, 10:10-12:00 in the Krouzian Room,