LAUC-B Executive Committee 1995/96 (6) February 22, 1996 10:00-12:00, Room 303 Doe Library Present: T.Dean, B.Glendenning, D.Kearney, B.Kornstein, C.Kubota, J.Ober, K.Vanden Heuvel (Chair), P.Vanderberg (Secretary) Absent: R.Brandt, S.McMahon, G.Peete, V.Roumani-Denn Guest: B.Whitson I. Approval of Minutes The minutes of January 25, 1995 were approved. II. LAUC-B Budget LAUC-B was asked to plan for a 2.5% budget reduction for 1996/97 and a 5% reduction for 1997/98. There are plans to reformulate the budget request, so that it more accurately reflects LAUC-B operations and to submit it at an earlier date. Next year's budget request will include funds for the distinguished librarian award, planning a major conference, and library Web support for LAUC-B activities. ACTION: K.Vanden Heuvel will draft LAUC-B budget for 1996/97. III. LAUC-B Spring Assembly Preliminary scheduling for the LAUC-B Spring Assembly was discussed. Stuart Lynn will be invited to be the keynote speaker. IV. Copyright Conference LAUC-B is co-sponsoring a conference May 4, 1996 entitled "The Public interest in copyright: past, present, future" at the Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley. $13,000.00 has been raised from various sources, including corporate sponsorships for this purpose. LAUC-B has contracted with U.C. Extension to coordinate registration and publicity. The speakers will include Peter Choy of Sun Microsystems, Carla Hesse, Professor of History, UC Berkeley, Clifford Lynch, U.C. Director of Library Automation, Paul Even Peters, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, Monroe Price, Professor of Law, Yeshiva University, Mark Rose, Professor of English, U.C. Santa Barbara, Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law, Cornell University, Jonathan Tasini, President of the National Writers Union, and Hal Varian, Dean of the UCB School of Information Management and Systems. Registration forms are available at: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/~library/copyright.html V. Academic Senate Library Committee Professor Leon Litwack had been appointed Chair of the Academic Senate Library Committee. Professor Litwack is drafting a letter to the Chancellor urging increased support of library resources. VI. Future of Librarianship Issues Discussion continued on the role of library professionals on the UCB campus and the need for adequate support for libraries and professional staffing. ACTION: K.Vanden Heuvel will redraft the letter to Chancellor Tien urging support for libraries and librarians. VII. Human Resource Management Initiatives A "pay-for-performance" corporate model of staff compensation as embodied in the proposed Human Resource Management Initiatives was briefly discussed. C.Kubota distributed materials on the Performance Salary Step Increase (PSSI) system at California State University campuses.