Membership Meeting: Dec. 8, 2016

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

  1. Minutes were approved
    Brief discussion of committees, three people were added to various committees and one removed
  2. 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.
  3. Ken reported on elections, particularly the vice-chair position in LAUC-R. Eric volunteered to run.  Nominations were closed.
  4. Michael reported on professional governance, he attended a system-wide brownbag where LAUC position papers were reviewed, two were rewritten.
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Meeting adjourned.