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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.

Revised PD Funds Guidelines and Timeline

New professional development funds timeline is available here

CLARIFICATIONS
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.

The Call 2016-2017: Interim Resolutions

The following documents replace various Appendices and documents referred to in The CALL (Oct 24, 2016) as interim resolutions for the 2016-17 review period.

APPENDIX II: Checklist A
APPENDIX III: Checklist B
APPENDIX VIII: Ad Hoc Committee Report
APPENDIX IX: CAPA-L Committee Report
APPENDIX X: Academic Review Action Summary
APPENDIX XI: Career Summary Sheet
APPENDIX XII: Statement of Professional Achievement
APPENDIX XIII: Review Initiator’s Evaluation Cover Sheet

Statement of Primary Responsibilites
Academic Biography Form
Candidate’s Performance Review Cover Sheet
Candidate’s Letter of Evaluation Request Form

Range of Options
Review Initiator’s Letter of Evaluation Request Form
Review Initiator’s Request for Secondary Evaluator Form
Secondary Evaluator’s Evaluation Form

Librarian Review Workshop, Nov. 16, 3:00PM, Orbach 240

CAPA-L will be holding a workshop on the librarian review process on Wed., Nov. 16, 3-4 PM in Orbach 240.  This meeting is open to any LAUC-R member who is interested in attending, but it will be especially important for candidates up for review this year and their review initiators to be present.  Please mark your calendars and make every effort to be there.  An agenda will follow within the next few days.

Professional Development Funding 2015/2016

The end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching.  Please submit requests for travel and professional development activities to be paid out of 2015/2016 fiscal year funds by May 25.  As a reminder, in this fiscal year each LAUC-R represented and non-represented librarian has been allotted $1500 for professional activities. The LAUC R&PD Committee will equally redistribute any unused funds as supplemental funding.

LAUC-R members are encouraged to resubmit any unfunded amounts remaining on travel and professional development expenses incurred (2015/2016 fiscal year) beyond the allotted amount of $1500 for consideration of supplemental funding.  Please send your resubmittals to me no later than June 3.

More information about funding: Professional Development Funds