August 1994 Minutes

Minutes August 19, 1994
BML History Room 3:00 p.m.

Present: Leslie Abrams, Karen Cargille, Ruth Gustafson, Craig
Haynes, Richard Lindemann, Anne Prussing (Chair), Beverly Renford,
Susan Starr.

This was the annual transition meeting and was attended by members
of both the incoming and outgoing Executive Board.

Members of the 94/95 Executive Board met last week to select
committee appointments for the coming year. A few positions
excepted, assignments for all vacancies have been made. Once all
positions are filled, the new Board will broadcast an announcement
listing all committee appointments to the membership.

A. Prussing emphasized that this survey represents a
continuing effort that the outgoing Board initiated and that the
incoming Board will complete. The response rate has been
encouraging. K. Lucas will send out a reminder to the membership
asking those who have not yet responded to do so by the September
1 deadline. Results of the survey will form the basis for
discussion about local membership participation and will establish
documentation for parallel statewide discussions.

R. Lindemann distributed a draft summary report for 1993/94

Volunteers were sought to serve as buddies for two recently
hired librarians. It was suggested that these be members of the
incoming Board. C. Haynes agreed to meet with Reinhart Sonnenburg;
K. Cargille agreed to meet with Tricia Cruse.

A "goodbye" event honoring S. Galloway was discussed and
planned. In keeping with recent precedent, LAUC will host a LAUC
lunch at which Susannah will be the guest of honor, and she will
receive a LAUC mug. A. Prussing will make the necessary
arrangements and will contact S. Galloway to arrange a date and
time for the lunch.

B. Renford indicated that minor questions arose during the
year in reviewing the files of librarians being considered for
promotion to Librarian V. The major issue in need of attention,
however, is streamlining the whole review process, and attending to
this issue as soon as possible is important because changes will
undoubtedly affect established personnel agreements and procedures.
The APM will restrict the degree to which streamlining is possible.
Other implications for streamlining include the possible
introduction of self-managed teams; library reorganization may
cloud or complicate the supervisory aspect of reviews in
particular. Consequently, Renford recommended a less aggressive
approach to the streamlining issue than the recently proposed ad
hoc committee would take: form a small working group to address
identified specifics that could be effected quickly. K. Cargille,
S. Starr and B. Renford agreed to form that group. They will draft
a formal recommendation for changes and follow those
recommendations through to their conclusion. Meanwhile, the call
for a proposed ad hoc committee, which was intended to take a far
more comprehensive look at the issue, will be tabled.

1. A proposal and revised wording of the bylaws to establish a
standing Committee on Cultural Diversity (to replace the Ad Hoc
Committee on Affirmative Action), which parallels the statewide
standing Cultural Diversity Committee, is pending. This needs to
go forward for membership discussion and vote in September.
2. A welcome party for newly hired librarians, probably a
reception of some kind, will occur in the fall. E. Kanter is
making the necessary arrangements.
3. Other issues that will form appropriate agenda items will be
identified by A. Prussing and E. Kanter as they meet to plan for
the coming year.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10.

Respectfully submitted, R. Lindemann, Secretary/Treasurer TREASURER'S REPORT
Richard Lindemann, Treasurer/Secretary
From September, 1993 - August, 1994

Balance on hand, September 1, 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . $ 99.37


Contributions from the Membership $410.00
Reimbursement from Statewide for
Spring 91 Assembly $343.18

Total Receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . $753.18


Minimum balance fee from September,
1993 - November, 1993 $ 15.00
VERIP lunches (4 @ $6.50) $ 26.00
Farewell lunches (Tillett, Ferguson) $ 13.00
Farewell gift (Tillett) $ 35.54
Library Holiday Season party $ 31.16
Statewide assembly lunches $ 22.00

Total Disbursements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Balance on hand, August 1, 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . $709.85