LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93 (6) December 16, 1992 MINUTES Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte (Past Chair), R. Moon, L. Osegueda, A. Sevetson (Secretary), P. Stewart, A. Youmans Absent: G. Peete, K. Vanden Heuvel, Announcements: A. The January meeting will be re-scheduled for January 13 to meet with The Vice Chancellor. B. G. Handman announced that he would like to have a joint LAUC-B/Library School symposium with Jack McCredie as the featured speaker (sometime in February). The Program Committee will be asked to coordinate this event. C. G. Handman and A. Sevetson will be working on the revisions to the "Berkeley Guidelines" (Librarian Policies and Procedures) to the APM in January to incorporate the new peer review timetable "enhancements." D. A.P.M. 160. At the present time, the revisions to APM 160 (including procedures/policies concerning redaction of confidential peer review documents) only apply to non-represented Librarians. The AFL has to approve and issue a "side letter" (to the M.O.U.) approving these changes in order to have them apply to librarians represented under the Contract. (NOTE: It was announced shortly after the meeting that the Union had issued the side letter, and that the APM 160 revisions are now in place for all Librarians.) E. G. Handman reminded all that a second call for Statewide Research Proposals had been issued. F. G. Handman announced that the Administrative segment (D. Gregor, D. Farrell, and S. Rosenblatt) of the Peer Review workshop is available from him on cassette tape. There will be several copies made to facilitate circulation. G. A. Sevetson announced that minutes from other LAUC divisions are now being distributed via e-mail. Currently we have a "reader" for each division to follow what is happening. This procedure will continue to be followed with the minutes being forwarded to the Division's reader and to LAUC-B Chair. Approval of Minutes: The November 18 minutes were approved as amended. Ongoing Business: A. Ad Hoc Committee on Cultural Diversity. G. Handman announced that Carlos Delgado, Susana Hinojosa, Marian Drabkin, and Lily Castillo-Speed (Statewide Representative) will develop a charge and work on the issues for this campus. They will begin meeting in January. B. Status of the Upward Evaluation of Supervisors - The document developed by the LAUC-B task force is still on hold in D. Gregor's office. It was noted that what has been taken as one document is, in fact, two documents and that they should be divided and considered separately. C. Management Options - G. Handman reported that the comments and ideas which came out of the LAUC-B Brown Bag (12/2) were very similar to discussions at other campuses. Among the issues discussed were infrastructure & support, the idea of expansion of the Librarian Series to follow what the Faculty have done, ideas for Sabbaticals, training for managers, reassessment of expectations in a time of realigning our other duties. New Business: A. LAUC-B Server - G. Handman has been corresponding with the Sparkplug group about mounting a file of chronological/topical file of LAUC-B documents (using World Wide Web, Gopher, or WAIS servers). LAUC-SC has done this for statewide reports as well as local memos and reports. Ideas about cost, where to mount, and logistics concerning management of the files were discussed. Executive Committee supports the idea of the server and we will follow up by finding the most feasible way to implement this. R. Moon will discuss technical aspects of this with LSO. It was also noted that there are at least two other Gophers on campus, and Infocal which might be used for this. B. Travel/Leave Funding - G. Handman reported on the December meeting with D. Gregor. She is interested in studying the Leave Funding process, and how requests are made. She is interested in having the leave funding process mesh to some extent with the process of peer review--i.e. to build into the leave funding process a clearer definition of how the activity benefits the library and the individual in terms individual career paths. D. Gregor is particularly interested in streamlining the process and eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy. She gave some sense that Library Administration may be willing to contribute funds to the professional development pool. The Professional Development Committee will meet with D. Gregor in January, and report to the Executive Committee in February. C. Professor A. Dundes Letter - G. Handman will check to be sure that B. Berring's response was distributed to M. Teitz and J. Waldron. D. LAUC Statewide Assembly - G. Handman reviewed and highlighted items of note from the agenda attachments from the Statewide Assembly and Executive Committee Meetings December 3-4.