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.

Awards Calendars, 2017-2018

LAUC Research & Professional Development
(R&PD) Calendar

Sept. 1, 2017:  First call for proposals for Research Grants, Mini-Grants, and Presentation Grants distributed

Oct. 18, 2017:  Proposals due to Divisional Research Committees

Nov. 4, 2017:  Divisional Research Committees forward applications to LAUC Research & Professional Development Committee

Jan. 13, 2018:  LAUC R&PD Committee awards grants from first call

Jan. 20, 2018:  Second Call for LAUC Presentation & Mini Grants that have taken place or will take place during the fiscal year of application

Feb. 17, 2018:  Second Call Proposals due to Divisional Research Committees

March 3, 2018:  Divisional Research Committees forward applications to LAUC R&PD Committee

March 17, 2018:  LAUC R&PD Committee awards grants from Second Call

April 14, 2018:  LAUC R&PD Committee requests status reports from recipients of all in-progress research grants and prepares a final report for the LAUC Executive Board and UCOP

June 12, 2018:  R&PD final report sent to UCOP

Submission deadlines for Statewide proposals are set by the LAUC Statewide R&PD Committee

LAUC-LA Mini-Grants Calendar

Until June 1, 2018:  LAUC-LA Mini-Grant Proposals are accepted and awards made throughout the fiscal year, up to June 1st or until funds are exhausted.

Submission deadlines for LAUC-LA Mini-Grants are set by the LAUC-LA R&PD Committee

The Charge

Committee on Research and Professional Development
Committee Charge


General Charge         

The Committee is charged with fulfilling its standing Charge as stated in Article VI. Section 9 of the LAUC-LA Bylaws:

a. The Committee shall consist of three to five members.

b. The Chair of the Committee shall serve as a member of the LAUC-LA Executive Board for a period of one year, commencing September 1.

c. The Committee shall develop, monitor and revise guidelines and procedures for the submission and review of proposals from LAUC-LA members for research and professional development funding.

d. The Committee shall review proposals for research and professional development funding and make awards in accordance with established guidelines and procedures and the availability of funds.

Special Charges for 2017-18 included:

Consult with last year’s committee chair regarding progress in working with Library Human Resources in developing a method by which LAUC-LA is informed in a timely manner when Professional Development funds will probably not be spent before the end of the fiscal year and in tracking and reporting to the membership overall usage of Professional Development Funds.

Schedule a grants information session for early or mid-October for grant proposals. Schedule a second grants information session in November focusing on funding. Schedule another grants information session in Spring to provide complete information for individuals who may want to work on a grant proposal over the summer.  Work with the Programs Committee to possibly have past grant recipients talk how the grants supported their work.

Utilize results of the grants interest survey to better understand interest or lack thereof in LAUC or LAUC-LA grant opportunities.

Update a Timeline graph showing dates for each grant -- to accompany the call for applications and subsequent reminders.

Publicize and encourage LAUC-LA mini-grant and LAUC presentation grant applications frequently, perhaps monthly, as appropriate. Follow up with individuals who have expressed interest, and encourage them to apply.

In collaboration with Library Business Services, propose a method by which LAUC-LA is informed in a timely manner when LAUC-LA mini-grant funds and Professional Development funds will probably not be spent before the end of the fiscal year. Make a recommendation to the LAUC-LA Executive Board for a method to reallocate unspent mini-grant and Professional Development funds to LAUC-LA members so that they can be spent during the current fiscal year.



Amanda Mack, Chair    (2018)
Tomoko Bialock           (2019)
Rachel Green               (2019)
Callie Holmes
Diana King                    (2018)
LAUC-LA Rep to Statewide Committee:  Maria Jankowska (2018)

To contact the committee members, refer to the LAUC-LA Membership Directory, also linked on the Home Page of this guide, or consult the UCLA Directory.

Current Committee Documents and Presentations

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