Present: Kari Anderson, Chris Byrne, Diane Grover, Jill McKinstry, Emily Hull.
I. Elections Committee
Jill presented the slate of candidates produced by the Elections Committee. The Board discussed the candidates briefly and Jill outlined the election process. April 15 was set as the deadline for additional nominations. After that date, and at least fifteen days before the spring quarter meeting, the official ballot will be mailed to all librarians, and an announcement will be made on email to make sure that the paper mailing list doesn't miss anyone. Ballots will be due back to Helene Williams, Chair, Elections Committee on April 30. The Board will examine the results at the next board meeting, May 1, and announce the outcome at the spring quarter meeting.
The candidates are:
II. Appointees to Faculty Councils and Committees
Four appointees have chosen to resign their positions:
Several other appointees have not yet confirmed that they wish to continue. Jill will contact them again and then notify members of the vacancies. Letters of application are due to the Board on April 30 so that these can be discussed at the May 1 board meeting. Recommendations are due to the Faculty Senate on May 30.
III. Employee Relations Assessment Report
Jill announced that the report on employee relations by R.L. Anderson and Associates is available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/emprel/rla.html.
IV. State Budget Issues
All members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and House Appropriations Committee received letters regarding the librarians' salary issue from members of ALUW.
In the most recent version of the budget, librarians are included in a 3% increase for all state employees during the first year of the biennium, as well as 1% during the first year and 2% during the second year for faculty, professional staff, and librarians, for a total increase of 4% during the first year and 2% during the second year.
The House has added language to this budget that the 1% and 2% increases cannot raise an institution's carry-forward budget for salaries, implying that this must be a one-time increase or must be funded elsewhere (i.e. tuition increase). This language may or may not survive.
The budget for capital projects is not looking especially good. Suzzallo renovation is not included. Fisheries-Oceanography has a slightly better chance.
V. Spring Quarter Program
The spring quarter meeting will probably be scheduled for late May, possibly May 22. The board liked the idea of getting Bill Radke to do a comic monologue.
VI. Treasurer's Report
Kari submitted the treasurer's report. More donations for the lobbyist funding have come in. There is currently $654.21 in checking and $ 797.41 in savings, for a total of $1,451.62. Checks for $67. have not yet been deposited. A total of $3,392.22 has been contributed to the Legislative Fund. [A copy of the report is included in the archives.]
VII. Next meeting
The next meeting of the board will be on May 1, 11:45 - 1:00, at the Faculty Club.
Please send any corrections or additions to the minutes for updating.
--Emily Hull, Health Sciences Library