Present: Kari Anderson, Chris Byrne, Diane Grover, Jill McKinstry, Anne Zald, Emily Hull.
I. Report of Lobbying Activities
Kari raised the question of whether the recent letter from Kelly Keith, forwarded to the ALUW board by Betty Bengtson, required any action by ALUW. Jill will check with Charles about this. [A copy of the letter is included in the archives.]
II. Treasurer’s Report
Kari presented the treasurer’s report. A surplus of $242 remains in the Legislative Fund after paying the last bill for Tom Bristow’s services. [A copy of the report is included in the archives.]
III. Election results
Charles Lord was elected vice president, Joan Norton was elected secretary, and Alex Wade was elected Junior Trustee. The official announcement will be made at the spring quarter meeting. Jill suggested that the departing board and committee members have dinner with the new board sometime after the spring meeting.
IV. Appointees to Faculty Councils and Committees
The deadline for letters of interest has been extended until May 5. There are currently no candidates for some positions and at least one has more than one candidate. The board will discuss via email after May 5.
V. Legislative Committee
Anne indicated the committee’s general satisfaction with Tom Bristow. He kept in touch weekly, was very informative, and got connected to the right people. The committee would like to acknowledge Tom in some way. ALUW can’t afford any kind of significant financial bonus, but the committee may take him to dinner. A thank you letter will be sent from Anne and Jill.
Anne raised the question of whether to retain Tom next year. The board asked Anne to discuss with Tom whether he would work with us again in the next budget year, with no or only a small retainer next year. Funding will be an issue. The board will recommend that next year’s dues solicitation allow members to designate a portion of their dues for the Legislative Fund. Other strategies can be considered in the future if this doesn’t raise the necessary funds.
The legislative committee has consisted of almost the same dedicated members for a decade. The committee needs new members who are able to make the significant time commitments required by the important work in this area. This may require special recruitment by the board. This will be passed on as an issue for the new board to address.
VI. Program Committee
The spring quarter program on book arts is proving difficult to schedule. Diane will work with a new set of dates, June 2, 3, and 4, and try to coordinate the room and presenter.
VII. Next meeting
This board has no plans to meet again. Remaining work will be accomplished via email.
Please send any corrections or additions to the minutes for updating.
--Emily Hull, Health Sciences Library