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Save the Dates – CAPA-L Review Workshops, November 13, 14

Please mark your calendars for one of the following dates/times:

Monday, November 13th from 8:30-10:00 AM, Orbach G35 (space is limited)
Tuesday, November 14th from 2:30-4:00 PM, Rivera 140

All members and those involved in the academic librarian review process should try and attend one of the workshops. Especially those who are new to our Library and will be participating in this year’s review cycle. Even those who are not up for review in 2017-2018 might find the workshop informative.

The CALL will be distributed once it is approved by LHR, CAPA-L, and the VPAP.

Brown Bag Professional Series : From Zero to Makerspace, Friday, October 27

On Friday, October 27 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in Rivera 403, Kat Koziar and Michele Potter will give us a preview of their presentation for the upcoming CLA conference. Their talk is titled “From Zero to Makerspace: The UC Riverside Creat’R Lab Story.”

Michele and Kat will discuss the challenges and successes experienced while envisioning and bringing to fruition our user-centered and driven makerspace. These include funding challenges, identifying and fostering (sometimes unlikely) partnerships, the nitty-gritty logistics, and how they focused on user needs when building our services.

Call for proposals: UC-wide research grants

LAUC offers members two opportunities to apply for grants. Research, mini and presentation grant applications will be taken in fall 2017, for which monies will be made available by January 2018; and in winter 2018, applications for presentation grants will be taken for funds awarded in March 2018. The detailed calendar below indicates dates for submission and evaluation of proposals.

Guidelines for LAUC grants are listed at https://lauc.ucop.edu/guidelines-for-lauc-grants

There are a few restrictions that apply to the grant awarding process. Any applicant who has not submitted the required end of funding (EOF) report for a previous LAUC grant shall be disqualified from consideration for a new grant. The annual pool of viable applications varies in number, type of grant, and amount of support requested, exceeding the amount of available funding. In such instances, the LAUC Research and Professional Development Committee retains flexibility in the distribution of awards.

The “Research and Professional Development Committee” page on the LAUC website features many helpful documents: http://lauc.ucop.edu/committees/rpd/index.php

Please note that one paper copy (with required signatures) AND an email copy of your proposal must be submitted to the Chair of your divisional research committee by October 15, 2017. Funding for projects approved by LAUC R&PD will be available at the end of March 2018.

LAUC Research and Professional Development Calendar

By Date Action Who
Sept. 1, 2017 First call for proposals for Research Grants, Mini Grants, and Presentation Grants distributed LAUC R&PD Chair
Oct. 18, 2017 Proposals due to divisional research committees Grant Applicants
Nov. 4, 2017 Divisional research committees forward applications to R&PD. Divisional Committees

 

Jan. 13, 2018 R&PD awards grants from first call LAUC R&PD Committee
Jan. 20, 2018 R&PD issues second call for Presentation Grants that have taken place or will take place during the fiscal year of application. LAUC R&PD Committee
Feb. 17, 2018 Proposals due to divisional research committees Grant Applicants
March 3, 2018 Divisional research committees forward applications to R&PD Divisional Committees
March 17, 2018 R&PD awards grants from second call LAUC R&PD Committee
April 14, 2018 R&PD requests status reports from recipients of all in-progress research grants and prepares final report for LAUC Executive Board and UCOP LAUC R&PD Committee
June 12, 2018 R&PD final report sent to UCOP LAUC R&PD Committee

Veggies in the Middle, Friday, June 9

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.

Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library, Monday, May 15

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.

Prof Dev Funds Upcoming Deadlines

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.

Register for the 50th Anniversary of LAUC Now!

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.

2017 LAUC Assembly website

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.

Brown bag: National Diversity in Libraries Conference report-back, Thursday, March 2

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.