Membership Meeting: Oct. 27, 2016

1:00-2:00 pm
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

  1. Gavel exchange: from Past Chair Carla Arbagey to current Chair Kat Koziar
  2. Business
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Other:
      • 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
  1. Discussion: What do you like about LAUC-R Meetings? What would you like to see?
    1. Kuei: it is a good platform to talk about issues, and it’s an inclusive environment
    2. Steve: we can discuss important issues facing librarians, such as OA2020
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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