LAUC-B Executive Committee 1994/95 (8) April 19, 1995 10:00-12:00, Room 303 Main Library Present: I.Arguelles; M.Burnette; C.Eckman (recorder); K.Frohmberg; B.Glendenning; P.Janes; D.Kearney; B.Kornstein (Chair); L.Leighton; Laura Osegueda; G.Peete; V.Roumani-Denn; Kathleen Vanden Heuvel. Absent: E.Byrne. Guests: Andrea Sevetson; Alice Youmans. MINUTES I. Announcements 1. B.Kornstein welcomed Kathleen Vanden Heuvel to her first meeting as LAUC-B's Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, replacing Laura Osegueda. 2. B.Kornstein asked the Committee to meet on Wednesday, May 3rd, to finalize planning for the LAUC-B Spring Assembly. II. Approval of Minutes. The minutes for the February 15 Executive Committee were approved as amended.
III. LAUC Statewide Committee on Research and Professional Development--G.Peete The Committee has sent its recommendations forward to the UC Office of the President. Because there were no non-unit applicants, the monetary resources were somewhat less than expected. IV. Nominating and Elections Committee report--A. Sevetson A.Sevetson reported that the Committee has nearly completed the slate of candidates for the LAUC-B election. Ballots will be mailed in May and due June 7. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the LAUC-B Spring Assembly. V. Guidelines for use of LAUC laptop--discussion The Committee discussed the proposed guidelines. The Committee agreed that one of the two LAUC laptops should be made available to all LAUC members for professional development uses, not necessarily tied to LAUC business. It was also agreed that the details regarding specific software loaded on the machine could be deleted. ACTION: C.Eckman and B.Kornstein will meet and revise the draft guidelines to incorporate this suggestion. Then the guidelines will be promulgated. VI. Professional development/travel guidelines draft--L. Osegueda B.Kornstein reported that Peter Lyman has asked LAUC to consider going back to the older allocation model based on the nature/level of the applicant's participation at the meeting. The Librarians Office is willing to do the spreadsheet support work. The Committee was concerned that the amount of time for LAUC members to review and rank the requests was so large and the difference in allocations so small that an equal distribution was the most efficient approach (unless there is the possibility of significant increases in travel support funding). B.Kornstein and K.Vanden Heuvel will raise these concerns at their next meeting with Sue Rosenblatt. VII. Peer review streamlining report--A. Youmans (11:15) A.Youmans outlined the specific recommendations that the Task Force on Streamlining the Peer Review Process will present at the Spring Assembly. The general themes are twofold: (1) to incorporate a strong statement of support for the integrity of the peer review system; and (2) to support the value of the existing guidelines. Fourteen specific recommendations were described. There was no time for full discussion. Preliminary discussion indicated there was concern on the part of some Committee members that the Task Force's recommendations--while valuable in their own right--did not move far enough in the direction of streamlining the peer review process. NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 3. 10-12am. Main Library Room 303.