LAUC-B Executive Committee Meeting No. 1996/97 (7) 5 March 1997 9:00-11:15 AM, Harris Room, 119 Moses Hall MINUTES Present: W. Benemann (Secretary), R. Brandt, T. Dean (Chair), D. Jan, R. Moon, G. Peete, D. Sommer, C. Tarr, K. Vanden Heuvel Absent: G. Irving (CAPA), C. Lee, A. Swartzell Handouts: Agenda; Minutes of Meeting No. 1996/97 (6); Letter to Leon Litwack from T. Dean; Announcement: A License to Kill? Copyright Ownership and Fair Use in an Age of Licensing; Faculty Research Grant Program, 1997-98 I. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved, with modifications. II. Old Business a.) "Future of Librarianship" series Early Birds have been well-received. Charles Faulhaber and Pamela Samuelson have been scheduled, as well as a video-conference. T. Dean suggested that a summary session might be helpful in mid- to late-April, as an opportunity for LAUC-B members to discuss the issues raised in the series. b.) Leon Litwack, Chair of the Senate Committee on Library, will meet with the LAUC-B Executive Committee and LAUC-B members who would like to attend on March 12th, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. c.) Distinguished Librarian Award -- K. Vanden Heuvel. The committee to select the recipient of the award is being set. d.) Treasurer's Report -- D. Jan. The requested adjustments in travel forms have been made. The suggestion has been made that supplying the form in an electronic format would be helpful. D. Jan will suggest this next year to Cathy Dinnean, and explore what the options might be at that time. ACTION: D. Jan will send an e-mail message to the membership, announcing that they should have received by now a photocopy of their original travel form, with the amount of financial support allotted to them indicated on it. She will include further information for members who will be attending ALA in San Francisco. e.) K. Vanden Heuvel distributed copies of the guidelines for the Faculty Research Grant Program, and the Committee discussed how these guidelines might be applied to LAUC-B's travel and professional development grants. The guidelines were distributed to demonstrate that all faculty can receive a grant of $1,000, so long as their research or travel request meets basic guidelines. If faculty want more, they can opt for a larger grant, which must meet more stringent guidelines. While LAUC-B does not plan to adopt the faculty model, it provided a useful comparison. III. New Business. a.) The Committee discussed in general topics we will want to explore with Leon Litwack. b.) The LAUC-B Spring Assembly will be scheduled for May 7th, with an alternate date of April 30th if there are conflicts. c.) Discussion at the LAUC-Statewide meeting the previous day indicated that the issue of librarians moving from Librarian IV to V is not considered to be a problem on other campuses, where Librarian IV is seen as a natural stopping place in professional advancement (despite the fact that all campuses are facing a large increase in the number of Librarians at Step IV). There is a rumor that the University Librarians have proposed adding two steps to the Librarian series, which would provide librarians with a method of advancement while maintaining the top grade for distinguished achievement. d.) Berkeley is scheduled as the site for the next statewide assembly, but because we agreed to host it out-of-turn last Fall, we will suggest that San Francisco or Davis be chosen. The next regularly-schedule LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be Monday, April 7, from 9:00-11:00 AM in 109 Moses. The guest will Genaro Padilla, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Affairs.