Librarians Association of the University of California Assembly 2011. Thursday, March 10, 2011, 10:30-4:00 pm.
University of California, Santa Barbara.
I've put together a brief synopsis of the events and speakers from the LAUC Assembly, with links to relevant web sites and documents.
Minutes were taken by the secretary and will be posted.
LAUC Blog: http://laucassembly.blogspot.com/
Welcome: Sherry DeDecker & Lucia Snowhill, Co-Acting University Librarians. Library will close Jan. 2012. new library will be under construction for about 2.5-3 years.
Janet Lockwood, Associate Director, Academic Personnel, Academic Advancement, UCOP (via Skype)
Just hired Susan Carlson. Vice Provost of Academic Personnel. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/23435
There will be a new "policy and compensation analyst" and "employee labor relations" Observation of librarian census and diversity data reports, which are posted on the UCOP Human Resources website.: http://www.ucop.edu/lauc/human_resources/
Jesse Bernal; UC Diversity Coordinator reporting to the Provost on system-wide diversity efforts.
An "Ad Hoc committee on Campus climate" to identify best practices.
Dan Greenstein, Vice Provost, Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination, UCOP via Skype
UC Online Instruction Pilot Project -- http://groups.ischool.berkeley.edu/onlineeducation/
- Courses will be focused on main gateway courses.
- Selected 30 proposals to focus on.
- Online Letters of Intent - selected names, courses and campuses are listed.
- Each campus is working with faculty, a tech team and instructional designer..
- Will try to start a few courses in fall 2011, or spring 2012.
It was recommended that individual librarians contact the faculty members who are developing courses on their campuses and particular departments.
i. Memorial Resolutions Honoring Locke Morrisey(LAUC-I) and Patti Caravello (LAUC-LA)
ii. LAUC Resolution - University of California Budget Cuts. (http://lauc.library.ucsb.edu/assembly2011/LAUC-resolution-against-cuts.pdf) This resolution was discussed and tabled for further discussion.
Bruce Miller, University Librarian, UCM
(Did not attend - Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, UCSD.)
- reviewed the priorities for collection initiatives from the Next Gen Technical Services Report by the Council of University Librarians, http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/uls/ngts/index.html
- see SLASIAC Library Planning Task Force http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/planning/taskforce/
- draft initiatives - budget situation requires quick action.
- shared services, technical services, collections.
Further: the Council of University Librarians charged SOPAG to implement selected action items from the SLASIAC Library Planning Task Force Report. SOPAG has formed 3 small groups to work on the implementation.
See: The University of California Library Collection: Content for the 21st Century and Beyond.
Gene Lucas, Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB / SLASIAC Chair
SLASIAC Library Planning Task Force
-Out of space and out of money to get more space.
We need to act together: Shared Library Services & Space / Next Generation - initiatives.
UC Working Smarter initative - note Page 13 - Libraries.
SLASIAC, Library Planning Task Force: Interim Report : http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/planning/slasiac/031611/LPTF_interim_report_v2.pdf
Talked about decentralizing the budgets, while pursuing centralized human resources, business services etc.
Breakout Sessions with Next Generation LAUC Members. Notes will be posted.
|The Librarians Association of the University of California will be convening for the 2011 Assembly at UC Santa Barbara, March 10-11, 2011. The assembly agenda details are listed on the web site along with important reports.
Your LAUC-B delegates are: Susan Koskinen, Chair, Nick Robinson, Vice-Chair, Ramona Martinez, Affiliated Representative, and Monica Singh, Executive Committee Delegate and substitute for Shannon Supple.
You received, in your email, the Library Distinguished Step Working Group Report and the attached excel spreadsheet of the optional salary scale document for the LAUC-Berkeley Division review. This report has been sent to the Council of Librarians, who also charged the task group, for their review and conclusion,
Please send commments to me,
Susan Koskinen, Chair, LAUC-B.
The LAUC-B Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
8:30-10am in the Morrison Library.
Refreshments will be served at 8:15, the general meeting to follow.
Brewster Kahle, our guest speaker will begin at 9:00am.
Visit archive.org to see many of his projects.
Please join us.
The LAUC-B Distinguished Librarian Award Committee is very pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2010 awards are Gary Handman and Barclay Ogden.
Each of our Distinguished Librarians has accumulated a body of achievements that has not only significantly advanced the research mission of the university but has also rewritten the professional conversations in their respective fields.
The members of the award committee are Corliss Lee, Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services (chair), Elizabeth Byrne, Environmental Design Library Marlene Harmon, Law Library John Kupersmith, Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services and George Oster, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology.
To celebrate the achievements of our new Distinguished Librarians we invite all library staff to join Chancellor Birgeneau, University Librarian Tom Leonard and the Librarians' Association at a reception, which will take place on December 1, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Morrison Library.
Announcing the members of the 2010-11 LAUC-B Executive Committee.
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Nick Robinson
Secretary: Shannon Supple
Library Representative: Kathleen Gallagher, Monica Singh
Affiliated Library Representative: Jennifer Nelson
Vice President/President Elect: Mitchell Brown (UCI)
Secretary: Cynthia Jahns Moriconi (UCSC)
Thank you to all the nominees. And thank you to the Nominating and Elections Committee (Jason Schultz, Myrtis Cochran, Jianye He, and John Gallwey) for successfully administering the first, complete online election.
U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees Proposal for virtual courses challenges beliefs about what an elite university is?and isn't --
By Josh Keller and Marc Parry
Online education is booming, but not at elite universities?at least not when it comes to courses for credit.
Leaders at the University of California want to break that mold. This fall they hope to put $5-million to $6-million into a pilot project that could clear the way for the system to offer online undergraduate degrees and push distance learning further into the mainstream.
The vision is UC's most ambitious?and controversial?effort to reshape itself after cuts in public financial support have left the esteemed system in crisis.....link to complete article
Article posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education. May 9, 2010.
Chris Edley at the Center for the Study of Higher Education 4/20/10
§ Anecdote: a significant number of transfer students recently declined
to come to UCB and instead went to the online University of Phoenix ? a high percentage were students of color
§ WHY? ? his motivation: social justice
§ Technology & Higher Education:
§ Growth of hybrid education
§ Convenience technologies like podcasts
§ Some fully online courses through Extension & Summer Sessions
§ Semester abroad in Cyberspace
§ Some remedial courses or impacted courses
§ Certificate programs
§ Professional masters? degrees
§ Virtual campus drawing interested top teachers systemwide
§ Academic Senate course approvals
§ BA degrees
§ AA degrees in partnership with community colleges
§ Selective admissions process
§ Asynchronous videos ? very high quality, guest speakers could include Nobel laureates
§ Also: high-touch sections with GSIs, advanced social networking, tutoring, assessment tools
§ Courses authored by the best teachers in the UCs
§ At the same time as courses on physical campuses
Someone will figure out how to do this at an elite university- it ought to be UC
§ Two imperatives:
§ Six questions UC must answer:
§ He and Dan Greenstein are working on a plan: already a 19 page plan outline
This was just the beginning ? a very dense, provocative presentation?stay tuned!