Executive Committee Minutes 8/11/98

LAUC-B Executive Committee
Meeting No. 1997/98 (13)
11 August 1998
9:15 - 11:00 am, 119 Moses Hall


Present: Penny Abell (Guest), Corliss Lee, Andrea Sevetson, Deborah Sommer (Chair), Christina Tarr, Linda Vida (Secretary), Jack Von Euw

Absent: Terry Dean, Marlene Harmon, Virginia Shih, Beth Weil

Handouts: Agenda (8/11/98); Draft Minutes (7/7/98); Draft Revised LAUC-B By-laws; Draft Public Service Task Force announcement.

I. Announcements - D. Sommer

      a) Ann Jensen has been selected as incoming CAPA Chair.  Discussion ensued. 

      b) The LAUC-B Executive Committee (Ex Comm) Transition meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 119 Moses Hall.

      c) The LAUC Statewide Transition meeting will be held on August 19, 1998 at the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) offices in Oakland.

      d) No one from the By-laws Committee could attend this meeting, further discussion on revisions to the By-laws will be postponed until the September 1st meeting. 

      e) Gerald Lowell will be interviewed on campus for the University Librarian (UL) position on September 8th and 9th.  Ex Comm will be scheduled to meet with G. Lowell sometime during these two days.  D. Sommer would like as many outgoing and incoming Ex Comm members to attend this meeting as possible.

      f) Agenda items for the Ex Comm Transition meeting were discussed. 

II. The MINUTES from the 7/7/98 (12) meeting were approved with corrections. L. Vida will send these MINUTES out on the LAUC-B reflector, have them mounted on the LAUC-B website and send an announcement to Patsy Inouye.

III. New Business - D. Sommer

   Penny Abell (Guest)
      P. Abell briefly discussed some of the priority issues challenging The Library: collections allocation and planning; Doe/Moffitt Services; and assessment of the operating budget.  She is considering forming a Task Force to look into these issues and asked for Ex Comm’s advice regarding this.

      She applauded the efforts of the Public Services Task Force and reiterated the need to look at the common service values that exist on the campus and focus on users’ experiences.  She stated that in her view, some essential components of a successful program should address staff training; developing technical standards; and computer literacy skills.

      Discussion ensued regarding the components of a successful training program. It was mentioned that using campus staff and local companies would build credibility and facilitate follow-up.  It is also necessary to identify training needs before designing a training program. The Library Administration should participate fully in any program that is developed.  Implementation should be part of the training program.  P. Abell asked if a new committee or task force should be assigned to this, since there is confusion about who to go to when a training need is identified?  P. Abell would like to see ongoing discussion about this issue.

IV. Public Service Task Force - C. Lee and C. Tarr

   C. Lee summarized the activities of the Public Service Task Force to date. She listed new members of the committee and described their planning process.  The Task Force has started to gather surveys and other pertinent information that exists in order to review. Minutes from their meetings will be available on the LAUC-B website. The Public Service Task Force intends to coordinate their efforts with other library committees on campus.

   The next Ex Comm meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1, 1998 from 9:00 am 11:00 am.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am.