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August 2002 Minutes

Executive Board Meeting

August 27, 2002
SSHL Research Services Conference Room

Present: J. Reiswig (chair), M. L. Bergstrom, E. Cowell, S. Deng, S. Dunlap, S. Lawson, K. Lindvall-Larson, A. Perez (recorder), A. Prussing, E. Valdez, V. Williamson

Checking account balance report
A. Perez reported that the balance is $675.74.

Report on Statewide Executive Board
J. Reiswig, E. Cowell, and A. Perez (as incoming Statewide Secretary) attended the August 16th LAUC Statewide Transition Meeting. Items discussed were as follows:

  • Information Literacy Resolution
    D. Murphy has since learned that sending the resolution to UCOP was not fruitful because UCOP would have to send the issue to the Academic Senate. D. Murphy met separately with the University Librarians and with Gail Binion, incoming Chair of the Statewide Academic Senate, to discuss this matter. The ULs expressed interest in the topic and proposed establishing a committee within their advisory structure to address information literacy. Gail Binion was also quite interested in this issue, and suggested that LAUC approach the Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy to discuss it further.
  • Parliamentary Procedure
    There was much discussion about how tightly we had to adhere to Parliamentary procedure regarding the Information Literacy Resolution.
  • Statewide Committee appointments
    Much of the meeting was spent on appointing members to statewide committees. It was gratifying to see the number of qualified people volunteer for appointments. E. Grassian will soon notify those who were selected. A couple of committees are still in the works.
  • Distribution of emails
    E. Grassian will be sending emails to the Statewide Executive Board with instructions for distribution. E. Cowell will use her discretion in forwarding these emails, but if she has a question she will check with the Executive Board.
  • LAUC Assemblies
    December 5, 2002, 1-5pm & dinner, LAUC Executive Board Meeting
    December 6, 2002, Fall Assembly at UC San Francisco
    May 29, 2003, 1-5pm & dinner, LAUC Executive Board Meeting
    May 30, 2003, Spring Assembly, here at UC San Diego. Will be held in the Price Center.
  • Round Robin of all campuses
    They were impressed by our Buddy Program. The Professional Governance Committee hasn't yet reported their findings regarding the Distinguished Step. One of our members asked if LAUC is looking at staff morale and salaries. Will we get more FTE for serving more students? Is there a ratio for adding more library staff if we have year round school? These are issues we can address at Statewide and here with our administration. B. Schottlaender will visit SSHL in November. It was suggested that the above questions are asked during his visit to SSHL.

Committee appointments
The following appointments were made:

  • Diversity Committee (3 spots available)
    Continuing members are Leslie Abrams, Julie Yang, and Victoria Williamson. Kari Lucas is the new appointee.
  • Nominations/Elections Committee (2 spots available)
    Chair is the LAUC-SD Past Chair, J. Reiswig. Alice Perez is the new appointee.
  • Research and Professional Development Committee (3-4 spots available)
    Continuing members are Anna Gold and Rob Melton. Sue McGuinness and Karrie Peterson are the new appointees. J. Williams had mentioned he was interested in joining this committee; J. Reiswig will follow-up.
  • UCSD Academic Senate Library Committee (1 spot available)
    Anna Gold is the new appointee. It was suggested that our representative keep the membership apprised of the committee's work.
  • LAUC Statewide Committee on Committees, Rules, and Jurisdiction (1 spot available)
    Peter Brueggeman will continue.

E. Cowell will notify the new appointees and send a call for more volunteers.

Buddy roster, charge, assignments
J. Reiswig revised the Buddy charge; it will be posted on the LAUC-SD website. The following buddy assignments were made:

New LAUC-SD Member Buddy
Su Hui Ho M.L. Bergstrom
Marlayna Christensen Jenny Reiswig
Trish Rose TBD; J. Reiswig will solicit others.  

Calendar for Membership/Executive Board meetings
Membership meetings
2-4pm, 3rd Tuesday bimonthly.

  • September 17, 2002
  • November 19, 2002
  • January 21, 2003
  • March 18, 2003
  • May 20, 2003

Executive Board meetings
10:30am-noon, 2nd Tuesday monthly.

  • September 10, 2002
  • October 8, 2002
  • November 12, 2002
  • December 10, 2002
  • January 14, 2003
  • February 11, 2003
  • March 11, 2003
  • April 8, 2003
  • May 13, 2003
  • June 10, 2003
  • July 8, 2003
  • August - TBD

E. Cowell will check with LeeAnn Swingle to schedule four meetings with B. Schottlaender. J. Reiswig, E. Cowell, and S. Dunlap will attend these meetings. E. Cowell has been asked to have a standing agenda item at the membership meetings; projects librarians are currently working on. This is possibly something that the R&PD Committee could work on.

Thank you to Jenny
Everyone thanked Jenny for a fantastic job as Chair!

Meeting adjourned at 4:10pm.