LAUC-SC Executive Council Meeting Minutes, 2/5/98
Present: Soehner, Murphy, Chang, Hubble, Ramirez
LAUC PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Jahns reported on the LAUC Professional Governance Committee conference
call which took place on February 4, 1998, regarding changes to
the Librarian Series. Jahns also reported feedback from UCSC
staff on these issues. Major questions discussed were:
1. Do we want to radically change the Librarian Series? To a more administrative type series?
The origin of this idea was to compare librarians to employees
in the MAP series, who are more highly paid. Major problems with
this comparison are, loss of career status; loss of peer review;
loss of academic perks such as vacation time; loss of AFT representation
and some parts of this series are not reviewed regularly. There
was then discussion about no good group to compare ourselves to.
Suggestions were to try & point out gender bias, as librarians
are seen as a women's profession. Compare with other professions
in terms of skills, education and responsibilities, such as computer
The LAUC Professional Governance Committee will take a request
to have a professional survey done of UC Librarians to the LAUC
Executive Board meeting March 4, 1998.
2. Do we want to add steps to the Librarian Series?
There was no clear agreement from campus LAUC Professional Governance
Committee members on this question. Librarian V has been applied
very differently on different campuses. Last year LAUC voted
to recommend to UCOP to add steps to Librarian series. However,
the request for input to add steps was not discussed widely. The
request died, supposedly due to lack of campus support. The Committee
is looking toward the March 4th LAUC Executive Board meeting to
discuss this further.
3. Should we change the name of the series to omit the word Librarian?
Most UCSC staff who commented to Cynthia were in favor of rejecting
a new name which excludes the word librarian.
Ramirez reported that CAPA has received a list of librarians up
for review, along with some individual documents.
REPORT FROM THE CHAIR (SOEHNER)
Soehner provided a packed of information which included the following:
GENERAL COMMITTEE REPORT
Chang reported that $420.00 had been spent this year from the
LAUC budget. She is working on offering a new workshop next month
called, "Turning Savings into Income ...". She is also
working on future workshops, such as those dealing with estate
planning, from both the financial and legal perspectives.
R&PD COMMITTEE REPORT
Murphy reported that she will be sending out a message to LAUC
members asking them to respond to a proposal to spend LAUC funds
on a new laptop.
Minutes by Hubble