The Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC), founded in 1967, is a state-wide organization of all librarians employed at least half time by the University. Membership is automatic and entails no dues. In 1971, the Association was authorized to use the name of the University, and in 1975 was formally recognized as an official unit of the University. Each campus of the University of California has its own LAUC division. Each division elects its own executive committee and conducts professional activities under the umbrella of the statewide Executive Board.
The objectives of LAUC are to advise the University on professional and governance matters, to make recommendations concerning UC librarians’ rights, privileges, and obligations, and to promote full use of UC librarians’ professional abilities.