What: “Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library”
Panel Presentation and Discussion/Q&A
When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Rm. 240, Orbach Science Library
Who: UCR librarians, library staff, and open to audience members interested in diversity, inclusion, and academic libraries
Diversity and inclusion have been discussed in the academic and library settings for some time. Our panel of speakers will provide a snapshot of where we are today, in the profession and at the local campus level. What can UCR librarians contribute to diversity and inclusion? Let’s have an open dialogue about areas we can impact and actions we could take to enhance our roles in the library and contribute to the academic environment.
Panelists: Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Social Sciences Librarian at Sacramento State University (formerly UCR) and active in professional library organizations on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; Mariam Beevi Lam, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UCR; and two panelists from UCR student services centers: Arlene Cano Mutate, Program Coordinator from Chicano Student Programs and UCR alumna, and Nancy Jean Tubbs, Director of the LGBT Resource Center.
Deadline reminder: MARCH 30, 2017 is the final day for requesting LAUC-R funded professional development requests for this fiscal year.
NOTE: All LAUC-R funded requests for this fiscal year should either be entered in the Travel App or formally email approved by your supervisor for non-Travel App appropriate requests by March 30, 2017. LAUC-R R&PD committee will then start the process of determining what funds are available for further distribution this year.
Requests for supplemental funding should be completed by April 15, 2017
For more professional development funds and process information, please visit here. If you have any questions please contact Tiffany Moxham.
Come celebrate LAUC’s 50th Anniversary at the LAUC Assembly at UCI on April 20. Hotel & Registration deadlines are approaching. If you need hotel accommodation at the LAUC rate, please register by March 26. General registration for the Assembly is due by April 10. Please share your LAUC story and photos on the website at https://lauc.ucop.edu/calendar/lauc-statewide-assembly-2017.
The LAUC-R Programs Committee is sponsoring a presentation by Trina Ray of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She’ll be speaking about the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn on Tuesday, May 9, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Orbach Science Library Room 240.
LAUC-I will be hosting the LAUC Statewide Assembly and 50th Anniversary Celebration at UCI to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the UC Irvine Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C and D.
All relevant information, including a section to gather your LAUC memories in celebration of the 50th Anniversary, is available here.
The LAUC-R programs committee invites you to an informal lunchtime brown bag session on Thursday, March 2, from 12pm-1pm in Rivera 403.
We’ll hear from UCR librarians who attended and presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) at UCLA in summer 2016. We’ll be discussing highlights of NDLC presentations, including projects from colleagues at other institutions, and the current national landscape of library diversity work from a librarian perspective. Light refreshments provided.
Present: Kat Koziar, Kuei Chiu, Tiffany Moxham, Noah Geraci, Rhonda Neugebauer, Dani Cook, Ken Furuta, Alison Scott, Yoko Kudo, Swati Bhattacharyya, Patricia Smith-Hunt, Manuel Urrizola, Cherry Williams, Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Judy Lee, Michael Yonezawa, Eric Milenkiewicz, Robin Katz, Carla Arbagey, David Rios, Kent LaCombe
- Minutes were approved
Brief discussion of committees, three people were added to various committees and one removed
- Kent reported on the diversity committee’s strong interest in helping to establish all gender restrooms in both of the main campus libraries. He is planning to meet with Steve on this topic. Kent and Judy also briefly talked about the committee’s interest in sponsoring a diversity panel in the late winter or spring quarter.
- Ken reported on elections, particularly the vice-chair position in LAUC-R. Eric volunteered to run. Nominations were closed.
- Michael reported on professional governance, he attended a system-wide brownbag where LAUC position papers were reviewed, two were rewritten.
- Tiffany reported on Research and Professional Development; and explained how professional development funds are currently utilized and the process of reimbursement. Currently the allocation is $1,500 and is used between July 1st and March 30th. By May 20th of every year all reimbursements must have been added to the system. Funds utilized in the post-end of May period will be covered. For a complete description of the process please see: http://laucr.ucr.edu/funding/professional-development-funds-2/
- The California Library Association’s annual conference with be in Riverside the first weekend in November, 2017. CARL is the academic equivalent of CLA, though CLA does still have some academic participation. Presentation proposals are due by mid-May. The theme for the conference is “New Worlds.” The group discussed other opportunities for sponsorship, shuttle buses to campus, and other ways we might want to contribute and/or participate.
- Kat reported on the Social Justice webinar that was held on December 1st at 11am. The groups discussed possible follow-ups. Perhaps brownbags on advocacy or how we might interact with and support others on campus in ways related to social justice.
- Patricia talked about the ACRL Diversity Alliance and the possibility of creating positions for diversity fellows – bringing in one or two fellowships a year, and building a pipeline to existent library schools, in a manner similar to the IE Leads program.
New professional development funds timeline is available here
iTravel is the UCR application used for travel planning and expense reporting system
iTravel information/ amounts must be completed in iTravel AND submitted AND receipts provided to the library’s travel coordinator or Director of Planning and Budget designee in order to be considered a complete travel re-imbursement provision.
Individuals may start a “new” trip and enter the details without actually submitting for re-imbursement until a later time/when the trip is complete.
Travel Request App: this is the in-house library app for gaining approval to travel/partake in other professional development activities.
Location: Orbach 240
Present: Kat Koziar, Carla Arbagey (recorder), Judy Lee, Jessica Geiser, Steven Mandeville-Gamble, David Rios, Ann Frenkel, Tiffany Moxham, Michael Yonezawa, Kuei Chiu, Patricia Smith-Hunt, Rhonda Neugebauer, Dani Cook, Yoko Kudo, Swati Bhattacharyya
- Gavel exchange: from Past Chair Carla Arbagey to current Chair Kat Koziar
- Notification of Chairs
- Committees, Rules, Jurisdictions, and Elections: the past chair is willing to help a new chair if one should step forward
- Professional Governance: The charge for the system-wide CPG was shared with the local committee, which includes writing a few short essays on major bylaws changes, which will be used for the LAUC 50TH Anniversary
- Programs: The committee recently co-sponsored a program with the Diversity Committee, a webinar on diversity in libraries. Coming up, LAUC-R has also sponsored a campus program featuring author/actress Diane Guerrero
- Still in need of a parliamentarian, alternate parliamentarian, and vice chair
- Budget: Kat announced that the LAUC-R budget was approved by Steven Mandeville-Gamble; there is additional money for programs this year, so send your ideas to the relevant committee or LAUC-R Executive Board
- System-wide: Carla reported on the meeting she and LAUC President Dana Peterman had with CoUL (Council of University Librarians); topics included LAUC plans for the year, the 50th anniversary activities, and communications between CoUL and LAUC members
- Steve mentioned ACRL’s new Diversity Alliance, which is focused on having more diversity in LIS programs and schools; he is working on a way for UCR Library to join under our current policies
- Tiffany reported on her meeting as the LAUC-R Committee on Courses guest; she has contacted subject specialists to let them know if there are changes in the works for classes in their areas; the committee is also looking at issues regarding online education
- Ann Frenkel reported that the Direction and Oversight Committee is planning more informational webinars and urged librarians to attend
- Kat reported that we had 36 LAUC-R members for the September census, which affords us an additional delegate at the LAUC Assembly; Michael mentioned that the second delegate is usually the vice chair
- Discussion: What do you like about LAUC-R Meetings? What would you like to see?
- Kuei: it is a good platform to talk about issues, and it’s an inclusive environment
- Steve: we can discuss important issues facing librarians, such as OA2020
- Michael mentioned that LAUC and its divisions can propose resolutions to be passed at the LAUC Assembly, such as a statement on Open Access/OA2020
- Patricia: much of the energy of LAUC-R comes from the chair, so it’s a good time to talk more about issues, have more focus and structure
- There was additional discussion about OA2020, including looking at our internal OA practices, and possibly continuing the conversation in a future meeting or brown bag session