Submitted by Bella Karr
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Bella Karr Gerlich,
(Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA) Moderator (2003)
Lynda S. White, (University
of Virginia, Charlottesville VA) Co-Moderator (2002)
Alfred Willis, (Hampton
University, Hampton VA) Co-Moderator (2002)
Kitty Chibnik (Columbia
University, New York NY) Co-Organizer (2001)
Alfred Willis, (Hampton
University, Hampton VA) Co-Organizer (2001)
are 102 MIR members. In July 2003, the moderator created a dlist of the MIR
members to enable direct communication and gather census / opinions for
activities of the group. The
moderator also sent a letter of introduction and summation of the Baltimore
meeting to MIR members.
MIR meeting at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in New York is scheduled for
Monday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m.
workshops were submitted and accepted for ARLIS/NA 2004 Annual Conference in New
York: “Affecting Change in the
Organization” and “Collaboration and the Role of Organizational Culture”.
“Affecting Change” will be lead by Kathryn
J. Deiss, Director, Strategic Learning Center, Chicago Library System and
moderated by Bella Karr Gerlich (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA)
& Lynda White (University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA). Deiss will
also lead the “Collaboration” workshop, which will be moderated by Kathleen
List (Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota FL) and Moira Steven
(Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta GA).
As the result of a
discussion at the Baltimore MIR meeting in 2003, a Curriculum Approach to
Management (CAM) proposal document was drafted by the moderator and distributed
on the dlist of MIR members for input and comments. It
was the consensus of the group at the Baltimore meeting that developing such a
curriculum based approach for future management workshops would enable
developing workshops in a progressive manner – the idea being the workshops
from the current year would build on lessons learned the year previously - thus
encouraging participants to sign up continuously on a yearly basis, building a
resume of relevant continuing education workshops in management.
The moderator has been
active on the subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee.
In addition, the moderator will participate in Session XII at the ARLIS/NA
2004 Conference “Establishing Core Competencies in Art Library and Visual
Resources Professions”, addressing the topic Core Competencies and Their
Application in Management.
McKenzie (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Canada) and Jacqueline Allen (Dallas
Museum of Art, Dallas TX) have volunteered to work with the moderator to create
Guidelines for the Management Issues Roundtable to be published on the web,
pending approval. A draft of these
guidelines will be posted to the MIR dlist in late March, 2003 for input from
our Baltimore meeting in 2003, attendance was lower than the group anticipated
(about 20) it would be. After some discussion (both at the meeting and to
interested parties later) it seemed that
the absences were not for lack of interest, but because a) the meeting time was
not as long as requested and b) many members had conflicting meetings or
sessions that they had to attend. The
moderator will send an email to the dlist reminding members in early April when
the MIR meeting is scheduled for at the annual conference to anticipate
attendance, interests and solicit agenda topics.