LAUC-B Executive Committee
Meeting No. 1996/97 (6)
5 February 1997
9:00-11:30 am Harris Room, 119 Moses Hall
Present: W. Benemann (Secretary), R. Brandt, T. Dean (Chair), D. Jan,
R. Moon, G. Peete, A. Swartzell, D. Sommer, C. Tarr, K. Vanden Heuvel
Absent: C. Lee
Guest: Grace Mills
Handouts: Agenda; Minutes of Meeting No. 1996/97 (5); Notes from
1/29/97 Meeting (Problems and Solutions)
The LAUC-B Executive Committee Minutes are now available on the
Library web at ../minutes/
The Minutes of the previous meeting were approved, with
III. LAUC-B Professional Development Committee -- Grace Mills
The Committee has scheduled Early Birds with Bob Berring (Law
Library), Charles Faulhaber (Bancroft Library), and Kenneth Dowling
(formerly, San Francisco Public Library) for the series "The Future of
Librarianship." Pamela Samuelson (Boalt Hall Law School, and the
School of Information Management Systems) has also agreed to speak to
the membership. A date will be arranged.
On March 20th, the American Association of Law Libraries, the
Special Libraries Association, and the Medical Libraries Association
are presenting a teleconference titled "The Future for Librarians:
Positioning Yourself for Success." Terry Dean has suggested that
LAUC-B and the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter of SLA co-sponsor a
local site for the teleconference here on the Berkeley campus, with
LAUC-B and SLA splitting the cost. The Executive Committee agreed to
ACTION: Grace Mills will contact Sue Rosenblatt to see if the
Librarians Office will fund Berkeley's half of the costs, which will
IV. Digital Library Initiative Analysis for the Committee on
Library -- D. Sommer
The subcommittee submitted its summary evaluation of the Digital
Library Initiative. D. Sommer explained that the subcommittee limited
the response to two pages, feeling it should serve as a frame for
reading the full Initiative, rather than an in-depth analysis. The
memo highlights some of the strong points of the Initiative, as well
as its flaws. The Executive Committee suggested several changes to
strengthen the impact of the memo.
V. Travel Reimbursements -- D. Jan
Some questions have arisen this year concerning the way LAUC-B
the travel money. In particular there was some concern about the
allocation some LAUC-B members received who are attending only ALA in
SF. This resulted in a few isolated cases in which members were
allocated more money from LAUC-B than they requested. D. Jan will
rectify these forms.
ACTION: T. Dean will send a memo to Sue Rosenblatt, explaining how
these cases will be handled.
VI. Distinguished Librarian Award -- K. Vanden Heuvel
The awarding of the Distinguished Librarian Award will be postponed
until the Fall.
VII. Changes to the Berkeley Guidelines -- T. Dean
The changes to the Berkeley Guidelines, submitted by CAPA and
approved by LAUC-B Ex Comm, have been sent to The Vice Chancellor for
approval. Copies were also sent to the University Librarian and the
VIII. Scheduling speakers for LAUC-B Executive Committee meetings
-- T. Dean
We may need to change the date of an Executive Committee meeting,
or add an additional meeting, in order to schedule Leon Litwack. T.
Dean will also try to schedule Genaro Padilla to meet with us.
The next LAUC-B Executive Committee meeting will be Wednesday, March
5th, 9:00-11:00 AM, 119 Moses Hall.