LAUC-SC General Membership Meeting Minutes
Thursday June 16th
McHenry Room 325
Present: Christy Caldwell, Lai-Ying Hsiung, Ann Hubble, Cynthia
Jahns, Karen Mokrzycki, Ken Lyons (chair), Lucia Orlando, Kerry
Scott, Fred Yuengling; Connie Croker (guest).
The officers for next year are: Vice Chair - Christy Caldwell,
General Committee Chair - Annette Marines, Secretary - Danielle Kane,
CAPA Vice-Chair - Frank Gravier, CAPA member-at-large - Kerry Scott.
The results for the statewide elections have been transmitted to the
statewide secretary who will report the final results to the
LAUC Fall Assembly
UCSC will be hosting the Fall Assembly. The date is tentatively set
for November 17th (with the Executive Board meeting on the 18th).
Possible venues are being explored at College 9, and at the La Feliz
room at the Seymour Center. Help will be needed with transportation
to and from the airport on both days.
2. LAUC Spring Assembly update
Committee on Committees, Rules, and Jurisdiction bylaws revision
CCRJ undertook a major bylaws revision to bring them more in line
with current practice. The committee proposed creating standing rules
to make LAUC structure and performance more flexible. For example,
standing committees would be listed in the bylaws, but their charges
will be included as standing rules. The revised bylaws also clarify
the allocation formula for delegates to assemblies, loosen
restrictions on statewide officer recruitment, and open committee and
executive board meetings to any members as long as they provide
notice. The CCRJ also suggests LAUC pursue representation on Academic
Senate copyright and library committees.
The proposed bylaws should be ready for membership review by the Fall Assembly.
LAUC e-journal report
LAUC has endorsed a proposal for an open-access, peer-reviewed
e-journal. The full report is available at
. There are some concerns
regarding sustainability and funding commitment from UCOP that need
to be addressed.
Ad Hoc Committee on the Instructional Role of Librarians
Kari Lucas is convening a committee to look at increasing the weight
and importance of librarians' instructional role. She is soliciting
members to represent the northern campuses, and comments. Please
contact Ken Lyons or Lucia Orlando if you have interest in serving or
have thoughts to share on this issue.
Update from Myron Okada
a) Health insurance premium increases are expected. They will be
apportioned according to salary.
b) UC is exploring a program with CSU that will allow undergrads to
earn teaching credentials concurrent with their baccalaureate
degrees. This effort is being led by MRC Greenwood and Linda Goff at
c) Pay increases: UC is currently 'considering' a 3% increase
effective October 2005. 2% would go toward a cost-of-living increase
and 1% would fund merits. Future proposed increases (also inclusive
of merits) include:
3% for 06-07
4% for 07-08
4% for 08-09
3. Committee on Professional Governance
CPG has been discussing the pressures surrounding recruitment and
retention at the Assistant and Associate ranks. The discussion has
been suspended pending other pressing matters before the committee.
LAUC-SC members endorsed the suggestion that exit-interview data be
collected to illuminate this discussion.
4. Allocation of unspent R&PD funds
The MOU (article 3.D) stipulates that LAUC-SC should receive a base
allocation of $12,960 from UCOP. It was not clear if both represented
and non-represented librarians are included in the base amount. The
library contributes the remaining amount to equal $900 per librarian.
Connie Croker reported that LAUC-SC received $6,114 from the campus
for R&PD in 2005, not from UCOP. This is half the amount stipulated
in the MOU. Ken Lyons will pursue this to determine the practice at
5. Merit review following a 'no-advancement' decision
The principle parties with expertise on this issue were not present,
and discussion was shelved. CAPA will be reviewing this issue at the
membership meeting in October.
6. Librarian involvement in Academic Senate committees
Ken outlined the background behind the issue of librarians serving on
Academic Senate committees. He distributed a list and brief
description of Academic Senate committees
) and detailed the level of
librarian involvement with the Senate at both UCD and UCI
Members are encouraged to review these documents and determine those
committees on which librarians would be interested in serving (or
not). Comments to Ken or Lucia.
7. Any other business:
It was recommended that after subtracting funds needed for the Fall
Assembly, LAUC use remaining funds toward the purchase of a new
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lucia Orlando, Vice Chair and
Lucia Orlando University Library
Reference Librarian 1156 High Street
UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California 95064
Voice: (831) 459-1279
Fax: (831) 459-3620
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