LAUC-D Executive Board Minutes, February 10, 2000

Present: C. LaRussa, N. Kushigian, M. Meister, S. Lamprecht, C. Kopper

Absent: J. Thompson, K. Firestein, B. Haughton, S. Vella, R. Castro

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m.

  1. Approval of the Minutes
  2. The minutes of the December 9, 1999 Executive Board meeting were approved as read.

  3. Committee Chair Reports
  4. S. Lamprecht said that at the last LAUC-D General Membership meeting the Professional Issues Committee (PIC) had been given the charge of looking at LAUC Position Paper No.1. PIC reviewed the document and wrote a report recommending that the paper be re-examined by the Statewide LAUC Professional Governance Committee. After some discussion, the board members present agreed that the report represents the views of the LAUC-D membership as expressed at the last LAUC-D General Membership meeting. C. LaRussa said she would forward the report to the rest of the board members for their comments before distributing it to the membership.

    N. Kushigian reported that the Research Committee would discuss how to encourage librarians to apply for research grants. It was noted that having mentors for research and presentations about librarians' research are two possible ways to encourage more applications. There was some discussion of the obstacles to librarians' conducting research, such as workload and staffing. N. Kushigian asserted that she would like to see one good research proposal from each department. The committee has received two more campus applications for local grants. The applications received by the statewide committee include an application from a UCD librarian.

    M. Meister noted that the Professional Activities Committee (PAC) regularly has been receiving PAC forms. Remaining PAC funds total $13,392, including $9,840 for represented librarians and $3,552 for non-represented librarians.

    On behalf of R. Castro, Chair of the Review Board, C. LaRussa reported that the Review Board has three evaluation packets left to review. The board should complete its work by the first week of March.

    On behalf of J. Thompson, Chair of the Program Committee, C. LaRussa announced the LAUC-D program planned for February 29 when O. Popa will give a presentation on her research. Another luncheon is being planned for mid-March.



  5. Meeting Dates

The next LAUC-D General Meeting will be held after March 9. The next LAUC-D Executive Board meeting is scheduled for March 9.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Carolyn Kopper, LAUC-D Secretary