LAUC-LA Ad Hoc Task Force on Educational and Professional Concerns of LAUC Librarians (May 25, 2012)
Background: At the LAUC-LA Spring Meeting held May 2, 2012, Miki Goral presented a "Resolution to Support the MLIS Degree for LAUC Librarians." She sought to have the resolution adopted by the LAUC-LA membership and sent forward to the statewide LAUC organization for consideration at the LAUC Assembly, May 10-11. A motion was made and seconded to adopt the resolution, an amendment was made to add some more language to it, and a lively discussion ensued, but discussion had to be cut off in the interest of time, and the motion failed to pass on a vote by show of hands. Several members expressed the desire for further discussion of issues presented in the resolution.
Task Force Membership
3-5 LAUC-LA members, including the Chair.
At least one member should hold a doctoral degree but not an MLS/MSLS/MIS degree; one member should hold an MLS/MSLS/MIS degree but not a doctoral degree; one member may hold both a Ph.D. and an MLS/MSLS/MIS degree.
The duration of the Task Force is through August 31, 2012.
All recommendations are due to the LAUC-LA Executive Board no later than August 7, 2012.
Charge to the Task Force
Using the "Resolution to Support the MLIS Degree for LAUC Librarians" as the basis for beginning your work, consult with the LAUC-LA membership to determine what points, if any, it contains which members want to discuss. You should solicit input from as many members as possible. Draw up a list of these points and indicate which one(s) received the most interest.
Make recommendations about ways in which future discussions might be held in order to achieve a respectful, professional, and positive outcome.
Your recommendations should describe:
- what the outcome(s) of the discussions might be (e.g., a report, a survey, a resolution, etc.);
- to whom it/they should be addressed (LAUC-LA, LAUC statewide, UL, etc.);
- who will organize the discussions (your Task Force, the LAUC-LA Committee on Programs, etc.);
- who will facilitate the discussions;
- how the discussions will be structured (e.g., talking points sent to members ahead of time; Delphi technique; brainstorming, etc.)
Finally, make a recommendation about whether this Task Force should be re-appointed with the beginning of the new LAUC-LA year (Sept. 1, 2012), or should be disbanded after submitting its recommendations.