Professional Activities Committee
Non-represented librarians 1999/00 PAC allocation: $6,397.
Represented Librarians 1999/00 PAC allocation: $16,203.
The amount of money available to each librarian through LAUCD Professional
Activities Committee funds in 1999/2000 was $500.00 per person. Each
librarian who submitted receipts for up to $500.00 in approved travel
could expect to receive immediate reimbursement. This amount was more
than previous budgets, which in recent years has been $300.00 for each
librarian. The additional amount in the 1999/2000 funds supplemented LAUC
Professional Activities funds specified in the Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) in effect through June, 2000, which allocated a minimum of
$11,700.00 for represented librarians at UC Davis.
Summary of Professional Development/Travel and Funding for Non-Represented
PAC allocation: $6,397.
Librarians who submitted requests: 11
Balance remaining for end of year distribution: $1019.63
Eleven non-represented librarians requested and used PAC funds and
received their $500.00 reimbursement. The end of year balance available
for redistribution was $1019.63. Six of the librarians from this group
submitted receipts for travel which exceeded the amount reimbursed through
either PAC funds or Department Head funds in an amount totaling $6,633.83
in non reimbursed travel expenses. End of year funds were allocated
according to the long-established formula. Following end of year
distributions, the librarians in this group absorbed $5,614.46 of their
travel expenses. Per person amounts of unreimbursed travel expenses
ranged from about $500. to roughly $1500.
Summary of Travel and Funding for Represented Librarians:
PAC allocation: $16,203.
Librarians who submitted requests: 22
Balance remaining for end of year distribution: $6857.26
Twenty-two of the represented librarians traveled using PAC funds. Since
many of the represented librarians did not fully use all of their
allocated $500.00 this year, there was enough money left over for end of
year distribution to cover all expenses for represented librarians for
fiscal year 1999/00.
LAUC members have greatly appreciated the additional funds for travel this
year and hope to continue to make use of more generous funding. Funding
for travel and participation in professional activities enables greater
participation by librarians in activities outside of the University of
California and enables greater opportunities for professional growth
within the profession and within one's job. The fact that not all
librarians made use of PAC funds during this fiscal year may have been due
to the late notification and announcement of the additional funding which
may not have provided sufficient time for librarians to plan their
professional activities for the year. Funding for Administrative travel
provided opportunities for many librarians to attend workshops, meetings
and training sessions that enhance their job expertise. For example,
transportation expenses to attend the Best Practices in Reference and
Instruction workshop provided the means for many librarians to participate
in a valuable workshop.
Professional Activities Committee, 1999/2000
Marcia Meister, Chair
Mary Eldredge, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect