Big Bucks, but...
By Terry Webb, Library Dean and Director
O.K. so it’s not like winning the lottery,
but the following persons recently received either In-Range Progressions
or Bonuses: Jared Jensen; Jenny Leung; Jamie Lamberti; Charles Olson;
Elizabeth O’Brien; Kerry Ryan; Jim Hayes; Lisa Van Handel; and Shoaleh
Zarkesh. Some other IRP requests are still in process at Human Resources.
We may have lingering questions about the IRP process,
but I think we’ve learned a lot. For example, processing the first
batch of requests took longer than normal because we submitted a dozen
at one time. HR is very thorough in examining all requests, so the turn-around
time had to be extended. After the first batch went through, other requests
were reviewed much more quickly. So lesson #1 is – it takes a long
time for a goat to get through a snake.
Lesson #2 regards IRP criteria. As I see the matter,
IRPs are intended for employees who add to their abilities and/or their
duties, but remain at the levels of task complexity, judgment required,
etc., of their current classification. Also, additional relevant training
and effective application of that training can add to an employee’s
skills and responsibilities, which possibly could lead to an IRP or bonus.
I know this doesn’t clarify much, but I think
we’re getting a better handle on the IRP process and possibilities.
Also of note: Sheila O’Neill
and Joe Zhou received tenure and were promoted to the rank of Librarian,
and Lisa Roberts was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Librarian.
These advancements became effective at the beginning of the 2004-05 academic
Congratulations to all, and thanks very much for all
your effort and energy.
Digressions: A Fictional Look into the Fictional Mind of the Fictional
A Series by Benjamin J. Shaw, The California Poet
Two: On Splitting Wood
“I only used one and two-thirds tiers of wood last year…so
I only need two pickupfulls. Friday is my first load of wood…as
long as my battery isn’t down in my GMC. That’s right, I said
it. G…M…C. Three little letters, one serious truck. There’s
no camper. It’s custom. It’s got the fender. It’s NOT
for sale…I get offers. see
- A short story
By Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Reference Dept
5:45 in the morning and I’m heading to the car to begin my daily
commute to UC Santa Cruz. I approach my Volvo, “Red Emma”,
for Goldman and Tenayuca, open the door and get in. I let the car warm
up a while since it’s parked outside. Once it’s ready I turn
the car around and set off down my street. As I do so “me persino”.
Upon doing this, this particular morning, I hear my mother’s voice
in my memory... see
Assistant Editor: Laura Archbold
Floor to Floor
is a monthly publication from the CSUS University Library. The
newsletter fosters communications and promotes a community spirit
within the Library.
submission for the next Floor to Floor, August 25, 2004, released
August 30, 2004.
& ALLIED HEALTH INDEX NOW AVAILABLE!
By Eileen Heaser, Reference Department
Nursing & Allied Health Index to Measurement & Assessment
Tools/Instruments & Questionnaires fourth edition is available
online at http://library.csus.edu/guides/rogenmoserd/
heas/nursing2004.pdf and in print-reference and circulation
copies at RT48 H46 2004.
first edition of the Index, published in 1997, was funded by a mini-grant
from the Faculty Professional Development Mini-Grant Program. Subsequent
editions have been compiled without grant funding. The number of
references sited has grown from 295 in the first edition to 914
in the fourth. Many entries feature more than one assessment tool.
The Index is targeted for the specialty areas of nursing, physical
therapy and speech pathology & audiology. Psychosocial and physical
instruments are included. A special thank-you is extended to Pairlee
Berry, Debbie Rogenmoser and Andy Osburn for their technical assistance.
University Library Exhibits
September 30, 2004
Library Olympics Exhibit
1st floor: Cases, Walls and in Special
Collections and University Archives –
3rd floor – Tsakopolous Room – Olympics exhibit (Ancient
3rd floor walls - Off the Beaten Track: Sports in Traditional Societies.
Exhibit presented by the CSUS Anthropology Museum.
August 31, 2004
Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters
working in Community.
2nd floor – Mezzanine and Walls
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage
Carol Gebel at email@example.com