LAUC-D Executive Board
February 15, 2002

Present: Gail Nichols (Chair), Buzz Haughton (Secretary), Susan Llano, Karen Andrews, Bob Heyer-Gray, Marcia Meister

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m.

Minutes (Buzz Haughton): Due to the lack of a quorum, the backlog of Executive Board minutes from October and December 2001 and January 2002 could not be reviewed for approval. Chair Nichols directed the secretary to send the minutes via email and to ask for additions and/or corrections by February 28. After the secretary receives comments, he will revise as necessary and resend to the Executive Board for approval via email.

Chair Nichols asked the group about a good name for the “social” library listserv to be set up. We ultimately agreed on recommending “ucdlibchat” to Lee Riggs.

Announcements (Gail Nichols): There will be a statewide Executive Board meeting next week at UC Irvine. The statewide Professional Governance Committee has a charge to do a survey of LAUC members regarding the Distinguished Librarian step.

A member brought up the issue of LAUC’s providing comments on systemwide reports. LAUC ought to look at this issue as a group. The same member said that discussion is needed on how to maintain effective communication among LAUC committee members when travel is difficult. Consensus is harder to achieve when people are not free to speak to one another face-to-face. What about computer conferencing?

Nominations and Elections (Susan Llano): Two appointments are needed. The group came up with the names of three LAUC-D members who will be asked to serve.

Professional Activities (Bob Heyer-Gray): No report.

Professional Issues: No report.

Program (Gail Nichols for Erin Murphy): Approximately seventy-five attended the Distinguished Librarian celebration. There will be a Program Committee-sponsored talk on Online Learning in the Library Instruction Room 1:30-3:30 on February 27. On March 12 there will be another program on Electronic Reference and Consumer Health Websites 9:30-noon, location to be announced.

Research: No report.

Mentoring (Karen Andrews): Karen, JoAnne Boorkman, Annie Lin and Myra Appel presently constitute the committee; should the Executive Board solicit another member? The committee wants to arrange professional development workshops for new librarians and to schedule them for “dead” time. Librarians could hear about CARL, CLA and other professional organizations.

Statewide Nominating Committee (Gail Nichols): Chair Nichols has submitted Buzz Haughton’s name for the statewide Secretary position.

General Membership Meeting (Gail Nichols): Discussion of the Distinguished Librarian step would be a good topic for a general membership meeting. Rafaela Castro, UCD’s representative to the Professional Governance Committee, could talk. The committee has so far had only one meeting, and the survey it was charged with has not yet been put together. Chair Nichols will ask LAUC President Debbie Murphy when she can schedule her visit to UCD before scheduling the next general membership meeting, but it should take place sometime in March.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Buzz Haughton, Secretary