LAUC/SC Executive Board Meeting
August 5, 1999 McHenry Room 325
Present: Chesley, Jahns, Mokrzycki, Murphy
The statewide LAUC transitional Board meeting is August 17th.
LAUC/SC representatives are needed for several statewide committees
(Professional Governance, Library Plans and Policies). Murphy and Chesley
will talk with suggested contacts or issue a call if need on the
2. LAUC Spring Executive Board Meeting
Murphy reported on the May 1999 statewide LAUC Executive Board meeting.
Meeting minutes are expected shortly. Topics discussed included LAUC
committees. Committees were encouraged to meet annually, to work on
issues in the standing charges in addition to special charges, and to keep
in mind that while reporting is expected at the Spring Assembly, charges
and work continue until the end of August.
3. Fall Assembly Planning and R&PD
Chesley reported on the 8/4/99 local meeting held on planning for the
Fall statewide LAUC meetings to be held at UCSC. The Board Meeting on
November 18th will be in McHenry Room 325; the Fall Assembly will be
held at the Arboretum on November 19th. Chesley has a detailed and
comprehensive list of items needing to be coordinated or arranged.
Jaffe has set up a preliminary online registration form; Murphy will work
on the Web page. Gordon will assist with Assembly lunch arrangements.
Additional help with transportation and housing arrangements are needed.
LAUC/SC members are encouraged to volunteer now to coordinate or manage
of the specific areas.
Chesely reported that the formula worked well again this year for
allocating out unused R&PD funds. The allocation for 1999/2000 is $850
per LAUC/SC member.
4. CAPA Report (Jahns)
Jahns reported that CAPA has completed its work on librarian reviews and
will be meeting with the University Librarian for the traditional
post-review wrapup. The review year was busy but went smoothly.
CAPA made nominations for the Media Development Librarian selection
committee. Christine Bunting will serve as Chair; other members are
Ann Hubble and Debbie Murphy. Based on several inquiries from LAUC/SC
members, CAPA suggests that the librarian selection committee be
announced via the LAUC/SC reflector when the committee is formed, for
timely dissemination\ of information of interest to the membership.
Jahns made several suggestions about interview schedules for candidates
that would provide some form of more casual contact with other librarians
who are NOT part of the hiring process. This would give the candidates
the opportunity to gain more information about the local area, housing,
transportation and other non-interview topics of interest to the
Set aside 15-20-30 minutes during the day-long interview for a more
casual chat with a few librarians about the area or other general
Develop opportunity for 2-3 librarians to take interviewees to a casual
casual dinner, or for a walk along West Cliff, along Pacific Avenue,
etc. Interviewees who take the shuttle bus to Santa Cruz from the
airport might particularly appreciate an opportunity to see more of
the area and ask questions about living in Santa Cruz.
After a new librarian has been hired, solicit a librarian
volunteer from the LAUC/SC Executive Board to have lunch
with the new hire at least once. This would provide an
opportunity to discuss LAUC and help the new person become
more acquainted with librarians outside their section.
(similar to UCSD LAUC Buddies program).
The Board concurred with these suggestions and will forward them to the
AUL-HR for consideration.
5. General Committee Report
Mokrzycki reported that $182 of funding remained and would be rolled over
into the 1999/2000 budget. No further programs for 1998/1999 are
Next meeting: Sept. 2, 1999 9am, room 325 McHenry
Minutes by Mokrzycki and Jahns