LAUC-B Executive Committee
Meeting No. 1996/97 (7)
5 March 1997
9:00-11:15 AM, Harris Room, 119 Moses Hall
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
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
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.