LAUC-LA Handbook

This guide provides information and background documents for LAUC-LA Committees to carry out their charges. For a committee’s charge and roster, click that committee tab and a drop-down menu will lead to the procedures and documents for each committee.

What is LAUC-LA?

The Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles  (LAUC-LA) is the UCLA Division of the statewide Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).

Article II, Section 1 of the LAUC-LA Bylaws states: "LAUC-LA shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Office of the Chancellor and the Library administration on professional governance matters of concern to all librarians at UCLA." See the complete LAUC-LA Bylaws.

  • Each Standing Committee Chair should contact their committee members by September 30 to set up the first meeting.
  • For information on responsibilities for maintaining this guide, see the Management of this Guide tab.

For more information on the Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles, see the LAUC-LA website. and refer to the roster of LAUC-LA members.

Committee Reports

See previous reports on the LAUC-LA website.

Chairs of LAUC-LA Committees and certain LAUC-LA Executive Board members are required to a submit Mid-Year Report prior to the Spring Membership meeting, plus a Final Report before the Fall Membership meeting.  The reports inform the LAUC-LA membership of progress made to complete a charge from in the LAUC-LA Bylaws or to complete a specific charge from the LAUC-LA Executive Board. 

The reports should contain:

  • Report name -- Indicate Mid-Year or Final, and for which LAUC-LA year
  • Names of committee members, name of the committee chair or name of executive board position
  • Charge(s) -- Indicate from LAUC-LA Bylaws and/or from the LAUC-LA Executive Board
  • Summary of activities or work done, and analysis of progress made toward completion of the charge
  • Suggestions of further work needed

Conducting a Survey?

If a committee or a LAUC member is considering conducting a survey, be sure to read the information on Survey Requirements.

Executive Board Roster

LAUC-LA Executive Board 2018-2019

Chair: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Chair-elect:  Caroline Miller

Past Chair:  Alan Carr

Secretary:  Elyse Meyers

Statewide Representatives:  Callie Holmes and Marisa Mé​ndez-Brady

Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Advancements, Chair:  Lynda Tolly

Committee on Professional Governance, Chair:  Nina Schneider

Committee on Research and Professional Development, Chair:  Rachel Green

Committee on Programs, Co-Chairs: Daniel Schoorl and Sangeeta Pal

Additional Positions

Committee on Librarian of the Year Award, Chair:  Robert Gore

Committee on Mentoring and Orientation, Chair:  Philip Palmer

Nominating and Election Committee, Chair:  Kevin Balster

Peer Review Documentation Workshop Committee, Chair:  David Cappoli

Parliamentarian:  [vacant]

Webmaster:  Michael Scott

Archivist:  Miki Goral

LAUC-LA Division Representatives to LAUC Statewide Committees

Committee on Diversity:  Ruby Bell-Gam (2019) 

Committee on Professional Governance: Nina Schneider (2020)

Committee on Research and Professional Development:  Rachel Green (2020)

To contact any of these people, go to the LAUC-LA Members Directory or the UCLA Directory.

For officers' duties, see the Officers Plus tab [above].

LAUCTalk Listserv

LAUCTalk is an unmoderated listserv for all LAUC-LA members.

Use this address to send a message with or without attachments to the LAUCTalk listserv:

All LAUC-LA members may post to this listserv. No need to subscribe.

For information on the scope of LAUCTalk and a comparison to the All Library Staff list, visit LAUCTalk information.