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May 2005 Minutes

LAUC-SD Membership Meeting
May 3, 2005

Attendees: Leslie Abrams; Mary Linn Bergstrom; Peter Brueggeman; Amy Butros; Ken Calkins; Lynda Claassen; Penny Coppernoll-Blach (recorder); Tammy Dearie; Shi Deng; Megan Dreger; Sam Dunlap; Katy Farrell; Catherine Friedman; Katy Farrell; Karen Heskett; Elliott Kanter; Simona Konecna; Ardys Kozbial; Kari Lucas; Sue McGuinness; Phyllis Mirsky; Arvid Nelsen; Julie Page; Anne Prussing; Jennifer Reiswig; Brian Schottlaender; Barbara Slater; Adolfo Tarango; Duffy Tweedy; Esteban Valdez.

  1. March 29, 2005 membership meeting minutes approved as amended.
  1. Spring Assembly: the LAUC Spring Assembly will be held Thursday, June 2nd, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Information on the assembly is available at
  1. New Members: none.
  1. 2005/06 LAUC & LAUC-SD elections: Sam Dunlap distributed the slate of candidates for the LAUC-SD election.
  1. Libraries-wide "How cool is that?!": Catherine Friedman reminded the membership about the Libraries-wide "How cool is that?!" celebration being held in honor of Craig Haynes, James R. Jacobs, and Shinjoung Yeo, Tuesday, May 10th, from 9:30-10:30am in the Seuss Room.

Committee Reports

  1. CAPA: CAPA has reviewed sixteen files, and all have been turned over to LHR.
  1. R&PD: Penny Coppernoll-Blach reported that the R&PD sponsored webcast on orphan works had eighteen attendees.  R&PD has recently received two requests for research funding. 
  1. Diversity Committee: no report.
  1. Mentoring Committee: Duffy Tweedy reported that this new committee has met twice, and is currently working drafting a committee charge.


  1. Final report: Ad Hoc Committee on Writing the Self Review: Kari Lucas made the following motion: “Move that we file the Final Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Writing the Self Review”.  Barbara Slater seconded this motion.


-         The Executive Board thanks Kari and Barbara for the work on the workshop and report

-         Who should be doing this workshop in the future - CAPA, future chairs of LAUC-SD, LHR?

-         Make sure this workshop is not redundant with the LHR workshop

The motion was carried.

  1. LAUC-SD membership dues - how dues are used: Executive Board wants to make sure membership is aware that voluntary contributions go towards pizza parties and retirement gifts for members.  A 2004/2005 LAUC-SD Financial Status Report was prepared by Jeff Williams, current Secretary/Treasurer, and distributed to the membership.  Some members choose not to make a contribution.  Kari Lucas reminded the membership that the USE Credit Union starts charging fees on our account if we go below a balance of $400.00.

Discussion on gifts:

-         Lynda Claassen: forgo funding the parties, and use the funds for retirement gifts

-         Anne Prussing: believes it is more important to promote social events, rather than gifts

-         Elliott Kanter: could we contribute money to fund the member’s retirement party?

-         Kari Lucas: suggests a standardized gift, like a paperweight

-         Julie Page: gifts should be related to UCSD

Discussion on pizza socials:

-         These are the best attended events because members do not want to stay late for afternoon events

-         Adolfo Tarango: would like some variety instead of all pizza parties – possibly a different event once a year

-         Voluntary contributes only bring in $520 annually, so we can only fund three pizza socials, and a few retirement gifts

-         Should we raise the suggested voluntary contribution level?

-         Should we eliminate beer at the pizza parties?

-         Executive Board should consider an alternative location for at least one of the events

-         Members could contribute as much as they want

Sense of the membership was that the Executive Board should take this feedback into consideration, and discuss further.

  1. The next membership Pizza Social will be:

Tuesday, June 21st

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Round Table Pizza - on the patio

The Next LAUC-SD Membership Meeting will be:

Tuesday, July 26th

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Seuss Room

These minutes were recorded by Adolfo Tarango and Penny Coppernoll-Blach due to the Secretary’s absence – thanks to Adolfo and Penny!

Respectfully Submitted by Jeff Williams, 2004/05 LAUC-SD Secretary/Treasurer