Chair: David Rios
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Kent LaCombe
Secretary: Janet Reyes
Delegate: Michele Potter
Alternate Delegate: Christina Cicchetti
Past Chair: Kat Koziar
Representatives to LAUC Systemwide Committees
Research and Professional Development:
Chair: Michael Yonezawa
Kat Koziar [1st alternate]
Yoko Kudo [2nd alternate]
Location: Orbach 240
Respectfully submitted by Kent LaCombe
Present: Kat Koziar, Kuei Chiu, Tiffany Moxham, Noah Geraci, Dani Cook, Alison Scott, Yoko Kudo, Swati Bhattacharyya, Patricia Smith-Hunt, Manuel Urrizola, Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Eric Milenkiewicz, Carla Arbagey, Cherry Williams, David Rios, Ying Shen, Zayda Delgado, Janet Reyes, Sara Stilley, Judy Lee, Ann Frenkel, Jessica Geiser, Kent LaCombe
- Minutes from the 01/26/17 LAUC-R membership meeting were approved as amended
- The LAUC systemwide assembly meeting is in April. They are still seeking stories about LAUC and its history. This is the last day to register to attend the gathering in Irvine.
- Committee reports
Research and Professional Development
Tiffany reported that everyone should have turned in what they are doing with their professional development funds. Requests for supplemental funds should be submitted by the 15th of April. Tiffany received the funding status report and sent out individual balance information as March 30th. She’s updating the professional development spreadsheet with the relevant data. Kat, Swati, Dani, Yoko, Cherry and Tiffany will be further updating information by meeting with individuals. Additional requests can be added through May 20th. Some members have exceeded their limits while others have not utilized all of their funds. Finance is tracking expenditures. Steve suggested that a proposal be created for how best to track allocations and ensure they are utilized fairly. The only guaranteed money is what is specifically spelled out in the contracts. Kuei suggested using Google Docs. Carla will check with other campuses and see whether librarians or budget and finance are tracking individual expenditures. Steve relayed that some campuses approve different amounts based on the potential professional impact of what they are requesting funds for.
- Other business
Steve is meeting with President Napolitano for their second annual meeting.
The NRLF’s proposed 50 million dollar expansion was scaled back to 33 million. The SRLF cannot be expanded due to its location on a fault. Access to tier 1 shared resources is becoming financially unsustainable for 6 of 10 UC campuses.
The California Library Association issued a call for proposals this week. Kat is looking for suggestions. Cherry and David mentioned to possibility of something related to preservation and/or digital preservation. What are the advantages of digital in terms of utilizing data? Carla and Noah brought up how we have envisioned doing and exhibits.
Location: Orbach 240
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, Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Michael Yonezawa, Eric Milenkiewicz, Robin Katz, Carla Arbagey, David Rios, Kent LaCombe, Ying Shen, Christina Cicchetti, Zayda Delgado, JJ Jacobson, Janet Reyes, Angela Lee, Ann Frenkel
- Minutes from the 12/08/16 LAUC-R membership meeting were approved as amended.
- Discussed the LAUC exec assembly at UC Irvine. Normally the vice-chair attended, but Judy is attending as an alternate delegate. Two more delegates are needed. Kat is willing to carpool. For the 50th anniversary of LAUC 5 or so highlights are needed. Are there any scrapbooks or relevant photos that could be utilized?
Carla mentioned there was a call for posters for the assembly. Virtual posters are also an option.
- Committee reports
Kent reported on the diversity committee’s interest in seeing the libraries incorporate all gender restrooms. Steve expressed interest but pointed out the serious budgetary constraints the library currently has. Kent brought up the single stall restroom in Rivera as a possible starting point that would not require renovation. The committee is also working on putting a speaking panel together – currently have acquired tentative agreements to speak from Associated Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Miriam Lam and former UCR LAUC-R diversity chair Melissa Cardenas-Dow
- Elections – vice-chair elections were held. Eric was elected vice-chair of LAUC-R.
- Programs committee
- Co-sponsored in November with student groups and academic programs, the visit of author and actress Diana Guerrero – address issues of being forcefully separated from family members who were undocumented (co-sponsored by the UCR Undocumented Student Programs Office)
- Co-sponsored an ALA webinar with the Diversity Committee on Diversity in Libraries (Oct 2016) and a brown bag with UCR attendees of the National Diversity in Libraries Conference at UCLA in August 2016;
- Rhonda reported on a number of programs under development by the Committee, including a panel on diversity with AEVC Mariam Lam, a program on Cassini mission, a program for foodies on eating more veggies and fruit (coming in the Spring quarter).
- The Programs Committee will co-sponsor a panel on diversity with the Diversity Committee – on Monday May 15
- Possible speaker from the Jet propulsion laboratory will speak about the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn – on May 9
- Noah is reviewing climate change data and may proposed a future panel (on hold)
- February proposed program idea on Black Lives Matter was canceled due to the number of other campus activities around the same time period
- Tiffany is going to email information related to the timeline and due dates for submitting professional development funding
In the 1970s and 80s LAUC-R directed some funds toward individual grants: $1,500 for represented and $500 for non-represented. Is there any interest in reinstating that system? Tiffany stated that she preferred the current system. Eric agreed. A motion was passed to continue distributing LAUC-R funds evenly between membership and also to revise the website’s information. Additionally the bylaws will be reviewed to see if they need changed.
- Committee on courses
Tiffany reported that there is a general sense that we are behind on online learning. She said it would be helpful if a link to the library was added to the iLearn interface.
- Carla reported there are systemwide Research and Professional Development grants available. The deadline to apply is March 3rd. Kat will follow up with an email announcement.
- Committee chairs are coming to the next exec meeting. One item of interest is brainstorming possible brownbag topics / times.
- Steve reported that he is meeting with the Chancellor and other deans for a structured conversation regarding campus issues.
- Other: we need to assure that important announcements go out
Noah reported on his review of climate change data. Websites are archived in the CDL internet archive. Steve will be talking to Günter and John from the California Digital Library. We currently have an end of term web archive for a number of federal sites at the end of President Obama’s Administration. The longer our crawlers run on a site, the more complete the backup.
Steve will be meeting with Mike Pazzani and others to discuss where data might be stored. One option is a two petabytes server farm.
On Friday June 9, from 1:00 to 2:30 in Orbach 240, Jolene Redvale will show how including more vegetables in your meals can be fun and satisfying while adding variety, flavor, and healthy nutrition to your plate. Samples will be available for tasting! A handout will highlight UCR Library resources on healthy eating.
Jolene is a Certified Nutrition Consultant with a robust background in education, having served many years as the Education Curator at the San Bernardino County Museum.
Pick up some flavorful, easy, healthy eating tips on the last day of instruction for the Spring Term.
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.