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July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004 • Volume 8, Number 7
No 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 year.
    Congratulations to all, and thanks very much for all your effort and energy.

Olsonic Digressions: A Fictional Look into the Fictional Mind of the Fictional Charles Olson*
A Series by Benjamin J. Shaw, The California Poet

Episode 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 story

A Benediction - A short story
By Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Reference Dept

It’s 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 story

Editor: Kathryn Blackmer Reyes
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.

Deadline submission for the next Floor to Floor, August 25, 2004, released August 30, 2004.

By Eileen Heaser, Reference Department

The Nursing & Allied Health Index to Measurement & Assessment Tools/Instruments & Questionnaires fourth edition is available online at heas/nursing2004.pdf and in print-reference and circulation copies at RT48 H46 2004.

The 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.

Current and Upcoming
University Library Exhibits

Through September 30, 2004
Library Olympics Exhibit
1st floor: Cases, Walls and in Special
Collections and University Archives –
Olympics exhibit
3rd floor – Tsakopolous Room – Olympics exhibit (Ancient and Revival)
3rd floor walls - Off the Beaten Track: Sports in Traditional Societies. Exhibit presented by the CSUS Anthropology Museum.

Through August 31, 2004
Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters
working in Community.
2nd floor – Mezzanine and Walls

Upcoming Exhibits:
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage
(2nd floor)

Contact Carol Gebel at for information.