LAUC-B Executive Committee 1995/96 (8) April 19, 1996 8:30-10:00, Morrison Library Present: R.Brandt, T.Dean, B.Glendenning, D.Kearney, B.Kornstein, C.Kubota, S.McMahon, J.Ober, V.Roumani-Denn, K.Vanden Heuvel (Chair), P.Vanderberg (Secretary) Guests: Approximately 25 LAUC members I. Announcements B.Anton introduced the slate of candidates for the LAUC-B election. The slate will be announced officially at the Spring Assembly and has been posted to the LAUC-B list (lauc@ced). K. Vanden Heuvel thanked the Nominations and Elections committee for its excellent work. II. Scope of LAUC's Role in Commenting on Political/Social Issues The LAUC statewide Committee on Rules is drafting a policy that would set some parameters for LAUC's role in commenting on political and social issues. Whether LAUC, as an official body of the University could advocate a particular point of view was discussed. III. Administrative Stipends There was considerable discussion on the proposal to provide administrative stipends for librarian managers/supervisors. There was fairly wide support for the idea that there should be ways to reward librarians with administrative responsibilities, but most people felt that this administrative stipend proposal was not the best method of accomplishing this. Some of the suggestions that were made were increasing the number of steps in the Librarian series; developing promotion criteria that would clearly recognize and reward administrative responsibilities. ACTION: K.Vanden Heuvel will draft a response to the proposal for administrative stipends for librarian managers/supervisors and send it out for comment. IV. Email Issues The draft Electronic mail policy March 15, 1996 from the Office of the President provides guidelines for use of electronic mail and addresses issues of privacy, security and archiving of electronic files. A broad discussion of issues included in the proposed policy were discussed, including the use of the LAUC-B reflector (email@example.com). The use of University email for professional issues needs more clarification, but there was a strong consensus among those at the meeting that all issues of professional governance are appropriate topics for the official LAUC-B reflector. V. Adding Steps to the Top End of the Librarian Series Lack of time prohibited a broad discussion of this issue, although there was consensus that more steps needed to be added to the top of the Librarian series, in line with the recent addition of steps to the faculty ladder ranks. VI. Bifurcation Issues/UCOP Salary Survey T. Dean reported as the LAUC-B representative to the Academic Senate Committee on the Library, that a letter had been sent to Judson King with copies to the chancellor and vice chancellor in respect to the bifurcation of librarian salaries from those of the faculty. VII. UCOP Salary Survey K.Vanden Heuvel encouraged the membership to look at the latest salary survey initiated by the Office of the President. In addition, Gary Peete recently received information that indicated librarian salaries at U.C. have fallen considerably behind those of the California State University. These issues will be discussed at the LAUC statewide assembly. VIII. Ideas for Future LAUC-B Conferences K. Vanden Heuvel requested that LAUC members send ideas for future LAUC-B conferences to the LAUC reflector (lauc@ced) or to the LAUC Executive Committee reflector (laucb@library). XI. Copyright Conference K. Vanden Heuvel announced that the LAUC Copyright Conference will be held on May 4, 1996 and hoped that many LAUC members will be able to attend the conference.