2006 Spring Assembly

LAUC-B Spring Assembly

May 15, 2006
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Morrison Library

Handouts: Spring Assembly Agenda

Issues and Goals Statement

I. Welcome from Tom Leonard

LAUC-B Chair Lily Castillo-Speed called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. University
Librarian Tom Leonard welcomed the membership and encouraged us to read Kevin
Kelly’s “Scan This Book!” from the New York Times Magazine (May 14, 2006).

II. Announcements and Introduction of New LAUC Members

The LAUC Spring Assembly will be held at UCLA on June 1.

Lily introduced the new LAUC-B members: Anne-Marie Basso (Research & Collections),
Frank Lester (Institute of Governmental Studies Library), Adnan Malik (South/Southeast
Asia Library), Karen Munro (Instructional Services), Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol (Research &
Collections), Joey Nicholson (Public Health Library), Corinne Robinson (Research &
Collections) and Jesse Silva (Research & Collections).

III. Recognition of Librarians Who Have Retired Since May 2005

Lily recognized the six librarians who have retired since May 2005: Phyllis Bischoff, Cris
Campbell, Ron Heckart, Ginny Irving, Ann Jensen and Beth Sibley.

IV. Announcement of LAUC-B Elections Slate

Tanya Hollis, Co-chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee, announced the
LAUC-B slate (..min20060501ne.html). The
election date is Wednesday, June 7th. All ballots must be returned by this date.

V. Reports

Lily Castillo-Speed, Chair

Lily reported on the accomplishments of the Executive Committee related to its “Issues
and Goals for LAUC-B 2005-2006.” Some major accomplishments include the following:

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

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

ExComm established a Task Force on Library Internships.

ExComm called for volunteers for the LAUC-B Conference Planning Committee
(2007), which will address “Librarian 2.0 – the evolution of librarianship in the
digital century.”

Lily also discussed work that the Executive Committee still needs to do. Her full report
can be found at ..chairsreport-spring2006.pdf.

Mary Ann Mahoney, CAPA

CAPA reviewed six position announcements and participated in interviews for five
positions so far this term. CAPA has also begun its work on the 2005 reviews.
Consult the written report for more details:

Dayna Holz, Committee on Diversity

The Committee on Diversity has been investigating the librarian recruitment and selection
process. They submitted a draft report to ExComm based on interviews with unit heads,
former CAPA members and an LHRD representative. Over the summer, they will expand
the report and issue their recommendations.

VI. Guest Speaker: Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, University of California, Berkeley
Chancellor Birgeneau spoke about his diversity initiatives and the role of library services
in research and teaching. Berkeley has an opportunity to play a leadership role in
diversity and education.

Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative


Berkeley Initiative for Leadership in Diversity


Campus Community Initiative


Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research


VII. Adjournment
The Assembly was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.