ARLIS/NA Membership Committee
Leslie Preston: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Topcik: email@example.com
Chair: Leslie Preston (Leslie will continue to co-chair in 2003 with Heather Topcik)
EB liaison: Irene Pulchalski
Members: Tamara Fultz,
Gladys Markoff-Sotomayor, Adeane Bregman Jeffrey Stephens, Heather Topcik
Business Meeting Minutes for
March 22, 2002. St. Louis (with status updates)
Past year's accomplishments: revised form, honorary life members, draft
of exit interview
Problems with non-renewal project -- indefinitely postpone phone-call
follow-up. May want to have
sampling phonecalls later and spot check non-renewal list. (Postponed
Membership renewal deadline:
purged old non-renewals from the DB in early April.
General email sent on the listserv saying they will be removed from the
ARLIS membership directory and all pub. will cease being sent. Some active ARLIS
members are on current non-renewal list, and will be personally e-mailed.
membership total: 1014
membership total: 962 (down by 52)
non-renewals =(down by 202)
new members since the prelim. program for St. Louis was mailed out
500 combined VRA and ARLIS attendees at conference
tagged individuals who had registered for the conference but had not paid their
ARLIS dues--made them renew before getting conf. packet
Online membership form:
is about to upload the online membership form (form-fill in) where you can join
and pay online. Future of membership database online: members only section
with password and username. (Complete)
Handbook and List of Members:
be ready by April/May 2002.
has its first "graphic identity".
The EB had worked with a design firm to produce a new publicity packet. Has been approved by the board.
We would like it to be available online as well. (Complete)
Sharing of membership database information from regional chapter
membership databases with NA. Use
of comparing membership data to see who belongs to local chapters compared with
NA --may help in gaining more membership. Working closely with local chapter
heads to encourage membership for NA. By-laws say members of local chapters
should also be members of ARLIS/NA (Ongoing)
Outreach to library schools
has online directory of library schools in the U.S. and Canada we could use.
Email a letter of introduction, invitation to join ARLIS/NA,
announcements about annual conference. Post
conference ideas: have a ARLIS liaison for each library school, based on
locality to be responsible for getting information out, emailing listserv or
contact at school; visit job fairs, meetings at library schools. (Ongoing)
Networking with other ARLIS committees:
with NARC (North American Relations Committee) on outreach to Mexican librarians
-- NARC is working on affiliation with AMABPAC (Asociacion Mexicana de Archivos
y Bibliotecas Privados) ideas of
affiliate membership at member's rate. Translations of ARLIS forms, membership
with Diversity Committee, Ethnic Caucus on ideas of promoting ARLIS/NA.