Orbach Science Library Room 240
Attendees: David Rios, chair; Ann Frenkel; Janet Reyes; Michael Yonezawa; Carla Arbagey; Judy Lee; Jessica Geiser; Zayda Delgado; Ying Shen; Kuei Chiu; Manuel Urrizola; Patricia Smith-Hunt; Dani Cook; Robin Katz
Called to order at 11:10 am by David Rios
1. LAUC-R Chair’s remarks
David thanked the UL for assigning him to participate in the Greater Mexico/U.S. Latinx cluster hire. Two new faculty members from this hire came to campus in Fall 2017. One of them is Tara Yosso, author of the book Critical race counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano educational pipeline. David read a brief passage from the book. He noted that many of the sources in the book are in our collection, thanks to Rhonda. David also shared flyers regarding the California Citrus State Historic Park, a California Historical Society exhibit on LA Chicana/o murals, and the Riverside Tamale Festival.
David mentioned that Ken Furuta was chosen to be the CAPA-L second alternate in the off-cycle election held in January.
2. New Business
a. Due to the lack of a quorum, the minutes from the January 26, 2018 meeting could not be approved. David mentioned that the minutes will be sent out for approval via email.
b. David read Michele Potter’s notes from the LAUC State Assembly which had taken place on March 23 at UCSF Mission Bay campus. Among the key points discussed at the Assembly were: the lack of a candidate for LAUC Vice-President/President Elect in the upcoming election; the need to revise LAUC Position Paper 5, which was written in the 1980s; and the passage of a resolution honoring the first Secretary of the Board of Regents as the first UC librarian.
c. Committee reports
i. CCRJE – Carla reported that the committee has reviewed the bylaws and made proposed changes in the following areas: grammar and punctuation; rules for succession; and committee sections, including raising the issue of revising or dropping the Mentoring committee.
The CCRJE also noted that the section of the bylaws relating to CAPA-L needs revision (especially regarding how to deal with vacancies), but wasn’t sure whether it’s appropriate for CCRJE to make those revisions.
LAUC-R members are encouraged to look at and comment on the proposed changes by accessing them here: http://bit.ly/laucr-bylawsRevision. Hopefully the edits can be completed prior to the LAUC-R elections in May.
ii. Research and Professional Development – Dani reported that three travel grants were received from LAUC. LAUC-R members need to submit requests for using their professional development funds, and get approval, by March 30. After that, members can apply for using the pool of unused funds. Nicole Valencia is keeping the balance sheets for this.
iii. Programs – Janet reported that the next LAUC-R Professional Brown Bag will be on April 18, when Bergis Jules, Robin, and their colleague Ed Summers give a presentation on the DocNow app. On May 10, Trina Ray from NASA JPL will return to give another talk on the Cassini Mission to Saturn. UCR Library is cosponsoring the event with LAUC, which will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in HUB 269.
Meeting adjourned 11:38 am Minutes prepared by Janet Reyes, Secretary