Meeting No. 1997/98 (1)
17 September 1997
9:00 - 11:00 AM, 109 Moses Hall
Present: W. Benemann (out-going Secretary), R. Brandt, T. Dean, G.
Irving (CAPA), D. Jan, R. Moon, G. Peete, V. Shih, D. Sommer (Chair),
A. Swartzell, C. Tarr, K. Vanden Heuvel, L. Vida-Sunnen, J. Von Euw,
Absent: C.Lee, G. Peete, A. Sevetson
Handouts: Agenda; Minutes of Meeting 1996/97 (13); Draft budget;
Letter to Peter Lyman; Roster of Executive Committee; Memo from CAPA
I. Turn-over formalities -- D. Sommer
The out-going members of the Executive Committee were thanked for
their service to LAUC-B, and the new members were welcomed.
II. Announcements -- D. Sommer
a.) Andrea Sevetson has been designated as the LAUC-B
representative to the Blue Ribbon Committee on the Library.
b.) An ad hoc committee was appointed to prepare materials for the
Blue Ribbon Committee.
c.) New committee members were announced for both LAUC-B and
LAUC Statewide committees.
III. The MINUTES for meeting 1996/97 (13) were approved, with
IV. Treasurer's report -- D. Jan
The proposed LAUC-B budget for 1997/98 was presented.
The amount budgeted for G.A. has been adjusted to reflect a decreased
need for a student assistant position. LAUC-B Executive Committee
members may request reimbursement from B. Weil if they use students from
their own units to perform LAUC work.
ACTION: D. Sommer and T. Dean will draft a cover letter, and send
the proposed budget to The Vice Chancellor.
We continue to have difficulty in formulating an accurate,
up-to-date LAUC-B membership list.
ACTION: D. Jan will update the membership list and distribute it to
the appropriate people.
V. Old business -- D. Sommer
a.) LAUC-B would like to sponsor a conference in early May 1998.
After two conferences that focused on copyright issues, it was felt
that this conference should be on a different topic. Scholarly
publishing and communication was suggested as a topic. It was pointed
out that the financial success of the past two conferences was largely
a factor of choosing a topic that appealed to the private sector, and
those attendees who were willing to pay the full registration fee.
ACTION: D. Sommer will approach LAUC-B members to see if they would
be willing to organize the conference.
b.) The LAUC-B Fall Assembly has been tentatively scheduled for
November 11, 12 or 13. A meeting place needs to be found.
ACTION: K. Vanden Heuvel will check on the availability of the
Goldberg VIP Room at the Law School for those dates.
Various people were discussed as possible speakers for the Fall
VI. CAPA -- G. Irving
Timeliness in the processing of performance evaluations continues to be
a problem. A question has arisen concerning situations in which the
final decision-maker requests additional information about the librarian
D. Sommer feels there may be a need to organize a Professional
Governance Committee, a body to which LAUC-B members can turn when they
have questions about the peer review process. CAPA members currently
involved in peer review are not free to answer non-procedural
questions that arise (e.g. provide advice about which documentation to
include in a particular dossier), but a committee or ombudsperson --
particularly former CAPA member(s) -- could discuss all aspects of the
process. The discussion was not conclusive.
VII. Travel -- D. Jan
D. Jan reviewed the handling of travel funds in 1996/97.
VIII. Divisional monitoring -- D. Sommer
In order to stay in touch with issues and activities in other LAUC
Divisions, D. Sommer asked Executive Committee members to assume
responsibility for monitoring the Minutes of other LAUC divisional
meetings. Executive Committee members will report to the Committee any
items they think to be of particular interest or relevance.
The next LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be Tuesday, October
21st, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in 109 Moses.