LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93(10) MINUTES Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte, R. Moon, G.Peete, A. Sevetson (Recorder), P.Stewart, K. Vanden Heuvel, A. Youmans Guests: D. Gregor, J. Barker, D. Sommer, V. Roumani-Denn, Announcements: A. Sevetson passed out information about the LAUC Statewide Assembly at UCLA May 7. New Business: Reorganization Issues, meeting with D. Gregor: D. Gregor discussed possible strategies for filling positions created by library reorganizations. She discussed the draft organization chart. Several positions outlined in this organization represent new or substantially redefined clusters of responsibility (e.g. Head of the Teaching Library, Director of Library Enterprises). D. Gregor discussed with LAUC the desirability of posting such positions versus directly appointing individuals to them. The Executive Committee felt that in making this decision a number of factors must be considered, including the determination of whether a position is a logical continuation or expansion of a currently-held position, or whether it represents a new endeavor or substantial enough departure from existing operations to warrant posting as new job? The Executive Committee came to consensus that the reasons for posting or not posting a position should be both consistent and clearly communicated. D. Gregor said she would write something about her view of the LAUC-B Executive Committee role in the new organization. The issue of review initiators in cases of rotating job assignments was also discussed, CAPA is looking into other campus guidelines for review in similar situations. Ongoing Business: The Library Cultures Strategic Planning Group presented their report to the Executive Committee and asked for feedback. Discussion on the Cultures document touched on a number of specific points: the importance of coordinating unit-level mission statements with the broader library mission; the need for building incentives for risk-taking and experimentation into the library's culture; the importance of providing managers with the tools for accomplishing their work effectively. An important point made was the need for reinforcing the Cultures document's emphasis on the library's role in the wider academic enterprise; it was commented that the document should define a culture which is at least as outwardly-directed as it is inwardly-directed. A large part of the discussion was focussed on the concept of professionalism as defined in the document. The changing nature of the library profession and the future role of librarians in the library's culture was also discussed.