Midwest Regional Representative, ARLIS/NA
by Ursula Kolmstetter
317-920-2662, ext. 225
Executive Board meetings in Los Angeles 2001
in the Blackboard Executive Board meeting June 2001
CPAC Meeting in St. Louis, June 2001
Midyear Board meeting in New York, August 2001
as Board liaison to Standards Committee, Cataloging Advisory Committee, and
Public Policy Committee
four Midwestern chapter meetings:
Plains (October 12, St. Louis)
(May 11, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Nov. 2 Eiteljorg Museum,
Valley (October 5, Toledo)
Board liaison, communicated with and kept all three committees (Standards,
Cataloging Advisory, and Public Policy) informed of upcoming deadlines for
reports, budget requests, etc.
introductory letter, reminders, and other correspondence and follow-ups via
e-mail to all chapter chairs on a regular basis reminding them of various
deadlines, board meetings, and other issues.
thank you letters and congratulatory letters to all outgoing chapter chairs,
incoming chairs, and other chapter officers in the Midwest region.
Invited them specifically to the Leadership Breakfast at the next ARLIS/NA
conference in St. Louis.
four chapters pledged contributions to the programming or Welcome Party of the
next conference. Sent thank you
letters to all four (past) chairs for their effort to raise money.
the year, sent minutes, membership lists, and annual reports from all four
chapters to Headquarters.
- met twice in 2001, first on June 15 in Kansas City at the Kansas City Art
Institute, and on October 12 at the Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis. This
chapter's activities mainly focused on the planning of the St. Louis 2002 Joint
ARLIS-VRA Conference. As Midwest Representative and Midstates chapter member I
asked CP meeting participants of the possibility of joining next year's
Midstates chapter for a regional meeting at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Everybody seemed to be enthusiastic about the suggestion.
chapter also adopted the revised bylaws that will establish chapter
life-membership and an increase in annual chapter dues to $10.
The chapter's plans for a unified database is under construction, but has
been tabled until after the conference.
chapter also publishes the "Central Plains Irregular", a chapter
newsletter. The ARLIS/Central Plains chapter is very active, very busy with the
upcoming joint conference, and in
met twice, in the spring on May 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
and in the fall on November 2 at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.
Michigan chapter was incorporated into the Midstates Chapter and the monies from
the Michigan Chapter transferred to the Midstates Chapter account.
Midstates chapter is experiencing some problems right now in membership
participation and service to the organization. The Chapter is also concerned
with attendance at chapter meetings. This
will hopefully be remedied with this year's new officers and a well organized
and interesting spring chapter meeting which will be held at the Indianapolis
Museum of Art.
chapter members are still developing a chapter web site, and a chapter
- met twice in 2001, the spring meeting took place on May 11 at Miami University
in Oxford, Ohio, and the fall meeting was on October 5 at the Toledo Museum of
Art, in Toledo, Ohio.
chapter maintains a web site that was revised in 2001. The chapter also
publishes a newsletter, "Collage", of which a spring and a fall issue
had been published.
the end of the year the membership voted on the proposal that the Chapter would
pay the current base rate toward ARLIS/NA membership fees for the elected
officers who would otherwise pay out-of-pocket.
The outcome of this vote is not yet known.
year 2001 marked the 25th anniversary of the ARLIS/Ohio Valley
Chapter. This chapter is also in good shape.
was officially dissolved in June 2001 by Ted Goodman, ARLIS/NA President.
All bank accounts were closed and the money was transferred to the ARLIS/Midstates
- met three times in 2001, the first time on March 13 at the Elmer Andersen
Library on the University of Minneapolis campus, the second time on July 26 at
the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the third time on November 13 at the
Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
chapter had some difficulties with officers who all had to resign their
positions due to job relocations and/or change of work assignments. But TC
members were able to fill these positions again so that there is again a full
slate of officers. This shows that it is a small but very determined chapter.
chapter is in the process of launching a web site very soon.
this chapter tends to announce their meetings on a very short term basis, I as
their Midwest Representative was unable to attend any of their meetings.