2005 Fall Assembly Minutes

LAUC-B Fall Assembly

November 10, 2005
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Handouts: Fall Assembly Agenda

Committee Reports

Issues and Goals Statement

I. Call to Order

LAUC-B Chair Lily Castillo-Speed called the meeting to order at 8:30 am and welcomed
the membership.

II. Introduction of New LAUC Members

Lily introduced the new LAUC-B members: Imad Abuelgasim (Technical
Services/Original Cataloging), Jean Dickinson (Technical Services/Original Cataloging),
Paul Hackett (Bancroft Library), Jianye He (East Asian Library), Dayna Holz
(Environmental Design Archives), Kathryn Neal (Bancroft Library), Jennifer Nelson (Law
Library/Robbins Collection), Josh Schneider (Bancroft Library), Shannon Supple (Law
Library/Robbins Collection), and Susan Xue (East Asian Library/Center for Chinese
Studies).

III. Call for Additional Agenda Items or Concerns to be Taken to the LAUC Assembly,
Dec. 1, 2005

No additional items or concerns were raised.

IV. LAUC-B Committee Reports

Jean McKenzie, CAPA

CAPA reviewed 41 cases during its 04/05 term. It also reviewed 14 position
announcements and participated in interviews for 16 positions. Consult the written report
for more details: ..comrepfall2005.pdf

Michael Sholinbeck, Committee on Research

The Committee on Research will be hosting two events about research opportunities for
the membership: LAUC Research Grants Brown Bag (12/6, 12:00-1:00, 303 Doe) and
Townsend Fellows Brown Bag (2/6, 12:00-1:00, 303 Doe).

V. Report from the Chair

Lily presented a statement on “Issues and Goals for LAUC-B 2005-2006”
(..issuesandgoals0506.pdf). She listed several
accomplishments related to these issues and goals:

ExComm charged the Committee on Diversity with investigating the librarian
recruitment and selection process.

LAUC-B requested “Supplemental Travel Funding” of $75 per librarian in its
budget for 2005-2006.

LAUC-B co-sponsored the Pay Equity Forum on November 9 with the UC
Berkeley Labor Coalition and the library administration.

ExComm is discussing digitization projects and the evolution of librarianship as a
potential topic for the LAUC-B Conference in Spring 2007.

ExComm is investigating templates for LAUC-B committee web pages. ExComm
will also look into other ways to improve communication among committees,
including CAPA.

Lily thanked those involved with the Distinguished Librarian Award, the Academic Review
Early Bird and the Affiliated Libraries Fall Assembly for their excellent work.

VI. Questions and Other Announcements

Carole McEwan, Staff Development Committee, asked supervisors to encourage their
staff to apply for funding. The Committee can award up to $600 per person to support
educational or career-related activities. Consult its website for more information:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Staff/SDC/.

Terry Huwe, LAUC Executive Board, reported that the UL at UCSD increased
professional development funding for librarians from $1000/year to $2000/year.


VII. Guest Speaker: Daniel Greenstein, University Librarian for Systemwide Library
Planning and the California Digital Library

Dan Greenstein spoke about new developments related to the Open Content Alliance
(http://www.opencontentalliance.org/). UC will be creating a collection of out-of-copyright
American literature for the Open Content Alliance. Sample books can be viewed in the
Open Library (http://openlibrary.org/). Dan also addressed new developments related to
scholarly communication.

VIII. Adjournment

The Assembly was adjourned at 10:00 am.