LAUC-D Executive Board
Meeting Mintues, March 5, 1998
Present: S. Casement, R. Davis, B. Haughton, K. Kocher, M. Meister,
J. Sherlock, P. Wang
R. Davis announced that there will be a 2 day UC Computing Services
Conference at UCSD in June. The Conference is intended for Systems
types of people but librarians may find it interesting also.
1. LAUC Statewide Executive Board meeting:
Rebecca provided the following summary of the Statewide Board Meeting:
2. Distinguished Librarian Award Update:
The Spring Assembly will be May 1 at UC San Diego. There will be
a web site for registration. No real program is being planned for
this assembly, instead there will be more time for discussion focussed
on topical questions.
The Millenium conference will be held in the year 2000 (instead of in the
year 1999) and will be an "invitation only" conference for people from
all types of libraries. LAUC feels that more questions need to be
answered, for example, why is a meeting like this being called, before
more planning takes place.
California Digital Library Information:
Richard Lucier spoke about CDL. He reported that they will need to
disolve what exists in terms of advisory boards and create more ad hoc
Intersegmental agreements with CSU, eg., for consortial arrangements or
contracts, will be pursued.
LAUC web site will go up between July and December of this year.
A User Services group will probably continue but the future is still uncertain.
There was no word on a Melvyl Update this year.
Professional Governance Report: The Statewide Committee addressed
adding steps to the librarian series and the question of ending the steps
with a "super step" like the Librarian V. The question of salaries
comes up in discussions of adding steps with concerns about getting additional
funding to add to the top of the ranges. There is concern about the
comparisons done in the librarian salary survey from a few years ago because
it was felt that the survey did not show a clearly lower salary range among
comparable institutions. The Committee felt that another salary survey
would be too difficult although the suggestion was made to have a private
consultant conduct one, if necessary. The Committee questioned the
Board on whether or not they should survey the membership regarding adding
steps and having a super step. They decided to survey all LAUC members
using a survey from the Professional Governance Committee and will also
ask for some demographics on rank and how long at that rank. The
survey will be distributed to all LAUC members this spring.
A LAUC-D meeting in April will allow discussion on the issue of steps and
on the survey.
3. Committee Reports:
Karleen Darr will be the LAUC representative to the local committee.
[note: Committee members are: John Sherlock, (past chair of
LAUC-D) Chair, Karleen Darr, Member at Large, Buzz Haughton, Past Chair
of Review Board, George Bynon, Library Administration, and a member from
the Academic Senate Library Committee to be appointed]
The Award process is on hold because Dennis Shimeck is still looking at
it and we will need official word before proceeding.
4. Other Business:
Professional Issues: met regarding stipends.
Program: 2 programs are scheduled during March and one in April:
March programs are an update in PSL and a film called "Into the Future".
The April program will be on cataloging maching readable materials.
The "Cultural Riddles" program was successful and interesting with 60 people
Research Committee: Award recipients are now listed on the web page.
The Statewide committee met in Oakland and 5 proposals were reviewed with
2 of them from Davis. Accountability has been discussed and project
reports need to be submitted and a report needs to be filed with LAUC statewide.
Guidelines on funding multi-year continuing projects need to be developed.
The Committee wants to encourage veteran grant recipients to team up with
a junior librarian to encourage more applications and participation from
LAUC members who have not applied for funds.
R. Davis reported that at her last meeting with Marilyn Sharrow and
George Bynon they discussed a budget for LAUC and we will need to move
to prepare one for the coming year.
The meeting adjourned.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Minutes submitted by Marcia Meister