Minutes – Meeting No. 2 – October 15, 2003
LAUC-B Executive Committee Meeting
October 15, 2003
10:00 - 12 noon
Law Library, Dean’s Conference Room
Present: A. Urbanic, C. Tarr, M. Cochran, L. McLane, L. Cushing (Facilitator), I. Eyman, J. Rosario (Recorder).
Absent: D. de Lorenzo, P. Atwood
Guests: Susan Wong (LHRD), Jon Solomon (Staff Development Committee)
As noted earlier, the Statewide LAUC Fall Assembly will be held at Berkeley on December 5, 2003.
The local LAUC-B Fall Assembly will be held on November 13, 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Morrison Room. Clifford Lynch will be the guest speaker.
LAUC’s budget was submitted to Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Paul R. Gray for approval.
Per request of Jim Ronningen (Chair, LAUC-B Committee on Professional Development), LAUC will sponsor refreshments at the upcoming CAPA workshop, October 30, 2003, at Ed/Psych.
The reception to honor this year’s Distinguished Librarians, Bette Anton (OPTO) and Beth Weil (BIOS), will be held on November 17, 2003, 4:00 –6:00 p.m., in the Morrison Room.
ExComm’s own Lincoln Cushing will be featured next month at the Morrison Library’s artist series, "(art)ists@library."
A. Treasurer's Report (Linda McLane)
B. Meeting with the University Librarian (A. Urbanic/C. Tarr)
Allan Urbanic and Chris Tarr met with University Librarian Tom Leonard on October 6. Allan communicated to Tom the status of the budget, and the appointment of Ilan Eyman to ExComm. The dates for the local and statewide Fall Assemblies were confirmed.
Tom announced that Linda Kennedy, LAUC Statewide President, met with the University Librarians on October 8, 2003.
The Library’s Holiday Party is set for December 18, 2003, in the North Reading Room.
A meeting date has not yet been set for CAPA’s meeting with Tom Leonard; he is concerned, given the large number of librarians due for review this year, that the workload on participants may be heavy.
The idea of creating a master database of all LAUC members from all UC campuses was discussed. This would include basic information such as name and address, and may include other information, such as language specialties. Who would create and maintain this database has yet to be determined.
Chris Tarr reported on the Statewide LAUC Executive Committee meeting, carried out via conference call. Most Statewide committee positions are filled. The next meeting will take place on November 3, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.
Names were forwarded to Karen Butter (UCSF), convenor of the University Librarians group, for the Library Technical Advisory Group (LTAG) Representative.
Statewide committee chairs and charges were discussed.
At the University Librarians’ meeting, the ULs conveyed that they are interested in discussing substantive issues with LAUC, such as privacy and information literacy. The University Librarians also discussed the issue of a statewide roster.
Another issue came up about expanding LAUC membership to other employment classifications, but the criteria are not clear. There is discussion about honoring recent retirees at the Statewide Fall Assembly.
III. Continuing Topics
A. LAUC-B Recognition of Retirees (Guests: Susan Wong [HRD], Jon Solomon
[Chair, Staff Development Comm.])
It was acknowledged that most retirement celebrations take place at the local level, funded by the staff involved. Some options for a larger recognition of retirees include:
- Recognizing retirees at an Early Bird or function similar to an Early Bird; this would allow flexible timing and relative ease of logistics, but would exclude the Affiliated Libraries
- To announce retirees at the LAUC-B Assemblies; this would acknowledge librarians from the Library and Affiliated Libraries, but would exclude other Library staff
- To alternate years for LAUC-B-sponsored receptions for new librarians and retiring librarians, but again, staff not in the librarian series would be excluded
Action: Linda McLane will announce this to the LAUC-B membership via email.
C. LAUC-B Proposed Conference/Workshop
D. LAUC-B Bylaws Revisions
IV. New Topics
A. CAPA Appointments
V. Other Business
Lincoln Cushing announced that the Affliated Libraries Fall Assembly will be Friday, November 21, 2003, 8:15-10:00 a.m., Goldberg Room (Boalt Hall)
Next LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in 303 Doe Library.