LAUC-B 2017 Fall Assembly Committee Reports

LAUC-B Fall Assembly Committee Reports

Submitted at the time of the Joint Fall Assembly, Friday, September 29, 2017


I. Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Advancement (CAPA)

Written report submitted to LAUC-B ExComm in advance of the 2017 Fall Assembly; oral report given by outgoing chair Margaret Phillips.


Jean Dickinson (2017)

Jason Miller (2018)

Margaret Phillips (2017)

Jesse Silva (2018)

Theresa Salazar (2019)

Michael Sholinbeck (2017)

I-Wei Wang (2019)


Librarian position descriptions:

CAPA reviews position descriptions for openings in the Librarian series. Since the May assembly, CAPA has reviewed 1 position:

-      Head of Public Services (Bancroft Library)


CAPA candidate interviews:

CAPA interviews all candidates for positions in the Librarian series to share information related to the Librarian review process and evaluate their potential for obtaining career status at Berkeley. Since May, CAPA has concluded 15 interviews for 6 positions:

-      Environmental Collections Project Archivist (Bancroft Library)

-      Head of Technical Services (Bancroft Library)

-      Assessment Program Librarian (Librarian’ Office)

-      Chinese Cataloging Librarian (East Asian Library)

-      Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian (Librarian’s Office)

-      Film & Media Services Librarian (Instruction Services Division)


Academic review:

CAPA reviewed a total of 26 cases. One case remained unresolved as the individual was appointed to a different position during the review cycle. Three cases were for affiliated librarians, 23 from The Library. One ad hoc committee was charged. CAPA was unanimous on all of its recommendations.

Types of reviews:

        Merit: 22

        Merit/Career status: 2

        Merit/Promotion: 1

        Special: 1

Final decisions:

• The final UL/APO decision for 21 out of 25 cases was what the candidate requested or higher.

• The UL decision differed from the CAPA recommendation in three cases (mostly involving requests or recommendations for “greater than standard.”)

More on Greater than Standard

• Final decision: 6 candidates received a final decision from the UL/APO of a greater than standard increase.

• Candidate request: 6 candidates requested greater than standard increases. CAPA agreed with 5 of those requests. The UL agreed with 3.

• CAPA recommendation: CAPA recommended a greater than standard merit increase for 4 candidates who requested a standard merit. The UL agreed with CAPA on 3 of those cases.


Respectfully submitted,

Margaret Phillips (chair)

September 29, 2017


II. Committee on Diversity

Report submitted by Naomi Shiraishi.


Naomi Shiraishi (2018), Chair

Natalia Estrada (SDC Representative) (2017)

Michael Sholinbeck (2017)

Susan Wong, ex officio (LHRD representative)

Corliss Lee, ex officio (LAUC Statewide Committee) (2017)  


Incoming members:

The following members have joined the committee for 2017-2019.

José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez 

Kiyoko Shiosaki

David Faulds

Neda Salem


Recent activities: 

The Committee on Diversity sponsors the mentorship program between library staff and LAUC-B members. In May, the committee called for volunteers for new mentors and mentees and received several applications. All the mentors and mentees were matched in July.

The committee submitted to the LAUC-B Executive Committee a proposal of an amendment of the bylaws to allow more flexibility in appointing members. The proposal was passed by the LAUC-B members in May.

The committee is planning to host a microaggression workshop this fall.


III. Committee on Research

Submitted by Liladhar Pendse.


Liladhar Pendse (Chair )

Anna Sackmann

Emily Vigor

Jennifer Dorner, ex officio (LAUC Statewide Research and Professional Development Committee)

Incoming member:

Celia Emmelhainz (2019)


Year’s activity chiefly reported prior to the Spring Assembly.

Four Mini Grant applications have been received to date, and the deadline is Oct. 18.


IV. Nominations and Elections Committee

Report submitted by Kendra Levine.


Lynn Jones, Teaching Library (2017)

Kendra K. Levine, Institute of Transportation Studies, Affiliated Rep. (2017)

Imad Abuelgasim, Catalog and Metadata Services (2018)

Manuel Erviti, Music Library (2018)

Virginia Shih, South/Southeast Asia Library (2018)


Incoming members:

Susan Xue, C.V. Starr East Asian Library (2019)

Chris Tarr, Law Library (2019)


The committee conducted elections for LAUC-B and LAUC statewide offices.


The following LAUC-B members were elected to LAUC-B offices:

  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Jane Rosario
  • Secretary: James Eason
  • Treasurer: Randall Brandt
  • Library Representatives: Ian Knabe, Virginia Shih
  • Affiliated Libraries Affairs Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Melissa Stoner (will serve as Affiliated Libraries Chair in 2019)

The following LAUC members were elected to LAUC offices:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect: Roger Smith (UC San Diego)
  • Secretary: Monica Singh (UC Berkeley)

The committee made recommendations to the LAUC-B Chair for appointments to local and statewide committees.


The following members were appointed to LAUC-B and LAUC statewide Committees:

LAUC-B Nominations & Elections Committee

  • Susan Xue, C.V. Starr East Asian Library (2019)
  • Chris Tarr, Law Library (2019)

LAUC-B Committee on Professional Development

  • Christina Fidler, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (2019)
  • Jeremy Ott, Classics and Germanic Studies (2019)
  • Jean Ferguson, Learning and Research Communities (2019)

LAUC-B Committee on Diversity

  • José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez, Bancroft (2019)
  • Kiyoko Shiosaki, Instruction (2019)

LAUC-B Committee on Research

  • Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology (2019)        

LAUC Diversity Committee

  • David Faulds, Bancroft (2019)


Following recent practice, the 2017 LAUC-B elections were conducted online, using Survey Monkey.


V. Committee on Professional Development

Report submitted by co-chair Chris Marino.


Outgoing Members: Lee Adams (2017), Christina Marino (2017)

Continuing Members: Becky Miller (2018), Liladhar Pendse (2018)

Incoming Members: Jean Ferguson (2019), Christina V Fidler (2019), Jeremy Ott (2019)


Professional Development Spring 2017 Events:

The Committee on Professional Development hosted/co-hosted two events with the Research Committee.


Workshop: Exceptional Principal Investigator Status and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Monday April 24th from 9 to 10:30am, 180 Doe

Kim Baeten, Deputy Director of the Berkeley Research Development Office and Program Manager Matthew Andrews spoke about the what Exceptional Principal Investigator status is and the application process, as well as broad tips on grant proposal writing. Chris Marino and Samantha Teplitzky, spoke about their experiences with the IRB process at UC Berkeley from the perspective of an affiliated librarian and librarian, respectively.


New Librarians’ Brown Bag

May 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1 pm, 303 Doe

Informal Brown Bag to hear recently hired librarians talk about the interesting work they are doing. See participants below:
Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology & Qualitative Research Librarian
Jeremy Ott, Classics & Germanic Studies Librarian
Naomi Shiraishi, Japanese Cataloging Librarian


Upcoming Professional Development Fall 2017 Events

Academic Review: A Program for LAUC-B Members

November 14, 2017


Academic Review: A Program for Review Initiators

November 30, 2017


Professional Development Spring 2018 event

Planning is underway for a professional development event this spring. The committee is also considering organizing another New Librarian Brown Bag event.


VI. Distinguished Librarian Award Committee

Report submitted by Ramona Martinez.


Lynn Jones (Chair) (January-November 2016), LAUC-B Past Chair

Alan Karras, Faculty Representative

Ramona Martinez, Affiliated Library Representative

Claude Potts, Library Representative

Nick Robinson, Member at Large


The DLA committee worked together to review nominations and give the Distinguished Librarian Award to Susan Edwards and Brian Quigley. A reception honoring the award recipients was held in November 2016. See more news about the awards and the event here:


VII.Conference Planning Committee

Report submitted by Holly Hatheway.


Holly Hatheway (co-chair), Mary Elings (co-chair), Celia Emmelhainz, Christina Marino, Jeremy Ott, Naomi Shiraishi, Scott Peterson, Susan Powell, Lynn Cunningham, Aisha Hamilton.


LAUC-B 2017 Conference:  

Focus on the Visual: Digital Humanities and Libraries

 Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

 Location: David Brower Center

As of 10/5 we have nearly 140 registrants, with additional invited guests and a cap of 160. Brian Quigley has agreed do full introduction after late cancellation of Jeff Mackie-Mason. LAUC Statewide has generously provided $3000 in funding for video and audio recording, as our full estimate is $4,800 — a considerable increase from years past. Our website is up to date and edited for a few minor changes since the program was announced. Celia Emmelhainz is coordinating volunteers after a notice was sent out last week. This year we will not be providing box lunch or catering. A map and restaurant list will be provided for area restaurants. We will also have topical sign up sheets for those who wish to lunch with colleague of similar interests.