LAUC-B Executive Committee 1992/93 (5) November 18, 1992 MINUTES Present: E. Byrne, W. Diamond, M. Drabkin, G. Handman (Chair), R. Lhermitte (Past Chair), R. Moon, L. Osegueda, G. Peete, A. Sevetson (Secretary), K. Vanden Heuvel, A. Youmans Absent: P. Stewart Guests: L. Castillo-Speed Announcements Approval of Minutes The October 21 and November 4 minutes were approved. On-going Business A. Status of Draft Guidelines for Extension of Peer Review Timetable --Per recommendations from D. Gregor, the draft guidelines were revised to make the deadline for approval of extension three weeks before the final deadline for submission of peer review documentation. A final version of the draft guidelines will be submitted to D. Gregor and the Vice Chancellor for approval. It is hoped that the guidelines (and earlier recommendations regarding Timetable compliance) can be put into effect in the current review cycle. New Business A. LAUC-B Committee on Diversity - L. Castillo-Speed gave a short report on the activities of the statewide LAUC Interim Committee on Cultural Diversity and on the activities of local campus cultural diversity committees. UCSF and UCB are the only campuses which do not have local committees on cultural diversity. On the campuses which do have such committees there is a great deal of variation in terms of the charge and scope of the committee, committee membership, etc. It was decided by the Executive Committee to constitute a 2-4 person task force to investigate the establishment of a local cultural diversity committee at Berkeley. L Castillo-Speed will serve as convener. The charge to the committee is to assess the statewide report on cultural diversity (Many Voices of Diversity) to see what can and should be done at UCB to implement recommendations in the report; to make recommendations regarding the desirability of constituting a cultural diversity committee at Berkeley; and, if appropriate, to develop a charge for the new committee and to define its structure, membership, and formal relation to LAUC and to other library advisory committees. W. Diamond mentioned that some of the issues addressed by the statewide report on cultural diversity are also being considered by the Library Cultures Group. B. Future directions for LAUC-B The balance of the meeting was spent in continuing the discussion of LAUC's role in the library strategic planning process and of other possible future directions for LAUC-B. Two documents which may prove useful in guiding LAUC's thinking in the above areas are "Sustaining Excellence in the 21st Century," and "Transforming Administration at UCLA: A Vision and Strategies for Sustaining Excellence in the 21st Century." The idea was raised of organizing a series of forums aimed at facilitating discussion about LAUC's future and about the changing nature of the profession and the work environment. Other forum ideas were also discussed, including meetings to encourage the dialog between librarians and faculty users. Jeremy Waldron (Chair, Faculty Senate Library Committee) was mentioned as a possible kick-off speaker.