LAUC-B Executive Committee
Meeting No. 1996/97 (9)
16 April 1997
9:00 -10:30 AM, 109 Moses Hall
Present: W. Benemann (Secretary), R. Brandt, T. Dean (Chair), G.
Irving (CAPA), D. Jan, C. Lee, R. Moon, G. Peete, D, Sommer, A.
Swartzell, C. Tarr, K. Vanden Heuvel
Guests: Gary Handman, Margaret Phillips
Handouts: Agenda; APM-245 Department Chairpersons; distributed after
the meeting: Senate Committee on Library Minutes of 12 March 1997;
Memo from the Library Committees of Astronomy, Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics to Academic Senate
Committee on Library; Results of the Final 1996/97 Library Materials
Budget Survey (ALA/ALCTS/CMDS).
I. Minutes of meetings 1996/97 (7) and 1996/97 (8) were approved, with
amendments. Minutes of meeting 1996/97 (Special) were referred back
to the Secretary for redrafting.
II. Nominating Committee -- Margaret Phillips
The unopposed candidates for the LAUC-B Executive Board for next
year are: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Andrea Sevetson; Treasurer, Beth
Weil; Secretary, Linda Vida; Library Representative, Jack Von Euw;
Affiliated Representative, Mary Young. The Executive Committee
pointed out that there is a need for another Library Alternate.
ACTION: Margaret Phillips will inform the Nominating Committee of
the need to recruit one more candidate.
III. Treasurer's Report -- D. Jan
The Special Libraries Association has been billed to reimburse
LAUC-B for SLA's half of the sponsorship of the teleconference
"Positioning Yourself for Success." After we spend the alloted travel
funds, we will have a balance of $23,000 for this year's operations,
including the Copyright Conference. Attempts to provide an on-line
version of the travel form encountered problems on the user end, where
it was difficult or impossible to print out a usable form. Work will
continue on designing an on-line form.
ACTION: D. Jan will recommend to the new Treasurer that work
continue on the development of a form specifically designed to allow
IV. Senate Committee on Library -- D. Sommer
The Committee has discussed the faculty's response to the new
policy enforcing the return of faculty-borrowed books. P. Lyman and
M. Rancer presented a condensed version of the budget proposal for
1997/98. L. Litwack presented some of the issues that were raised by
LAUC-B members during the meeting of 12 March 1997. A new
subcommittee has been formed: Committee on Initiatives on the State of
the Library, which will now appear as regular agenda item. D. Sommer
provided LAUC-B Ex Comm with a copy of the Committee of Library
minutes for 12 March 1997, as well as the report "Results of the Final
1996/97 Library Materials Budget Survey."
ACTION: W. Benemann will make copies and distribute the documents
to all Ex Comm members.
V. Evaluation of term-limited AULs -- Gary Handman, Ginny Irving
Ex Comm discussed the recommendations of the ad hoc committee
chaired by Gary Handman. The suggestion was made to state explicitly
that the review initiator and the final decision maker shall not be
the same person. CAPA raised concerns about the language discussing
professional activity, and the recommendations were amended to address
VI. The Committee on Research and Professional Development
tentatively scheduled a wrap-up session on April 24th to discuss the
Future of Librarianship series; however, conflicts have required them
to reschedule for a later date.
VII. The LAUC-B Spring Assembly will be held Wednesday, May 7th.
VIII. During the Ex Comm meeting with Leon Litwack, Prof. Litwack
expressed an interest in having a LAUC-B response to the Library's
ACTION: T. Dean will prepare a response to the Library's 1997/98
IX. Follow-up on meeting with Genaro Padilla -- C. Lee
Vice Chancellor Padilla would like all incoming students to have a
tour of the Library. The Teaching Library is attempting to respond to
The next LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be Wednesday, May
21st, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, 119 Moses Hall.