LAUC-D Executive Board Minutes, April 11, 2000

Present: C. LaRussa, B. Haughton, S. Lamprecht, R. Castro, J. Thompson, M. Meister, N. Kushigian, C. Kopper (recorder)

Absent: S. Vella, K. Firestein

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m.

  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. The minutes of the March 8, 2000 Executive Board meeting were approved as amended.

  3. Committee Chairsí Reports
  4. J. Thompson announced the following upcoming programs planned by the Program Committee: an HSL update and tour on April 18, a CDL update on April 24 at HSL, a program co-sponsored with the Diversity Committee and scheduled for April 27 featuring D. Lundquist who will discuss the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and a program about the Yolo County archives with Rebecca Wendt as the speaker in late May.

    R. Castro reported that the Review Board had completed eleven reviews. Since there are three new people on the board this year, she suggested that the Executive Board appoint two experienced people to the Review Board for next year. In addition, she recommended that consideration be given to the balance of the membership of the board with regard to the sciences, social sciences and humanities for next year. She noted that it might be necessary to create a committee to review peer documents for next year since the APM may need to be revised in minor ways.

    M. Meister said that the Professional Activities Committee has received many PAC applications since the last meeting. The PAC budget still looks good.

    M. Meister, as a Chair of the Academic Federationís Personnel Committee, noted that the Nash-Goldman report made recommendations about personnel procedures applicable to the AF series. The procedures followed in the librarian series were found to be in compliance with the consistent procedures being recommended. The Chair of AF had written a letter to B. Klein, Vice Provost Ė Academic Planning, asking about the possibility of an equity review for AF members. The response from B. Kleinís office was to have no such review at this time. AF tabled the issue for now. If a review is proposed again, LAUC-D may want to vote on whether or not to support the review.

  5. New Business
  1. Elections. Appointments to the Nominations and Elections Committee were discussed.
  2. Membership Meeting. The scheduling of the next membership meeting was discussed.
  3. Is the NT implementation affecting librariansí ability to do their jobs? In response to some concerns expressed by librarians, it was agreed that C. LaRussa would send out a query to LAUC-D members asking for their comments about the transition to NT. The issues could be discussed at a general membership meeting, if needed.
  1. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Carolyn Kopper, LAUC-D Secretary