I. Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by Sara MacDonald (University of the Arts), sitting in for Melissa McDonald and Greta Earnest. Sara thanked all the Philadelphia division members for assisting in the organization of the conference. Congratulations were given to the many division members whose work was on exhibit at the University of the Arts.
II. Election of Co-Moderator; Appointment of Column Editor
Greta Earnest (Pratt Institute -- email@example.com) is the 1998 Moderator, and Laurie Whitehill Chong (RISD-- firstname.lastname@example.org) is the new Co-Moderator. Kari Horowicz (Rochester Institute of Technology -- email@example.com) is the 1998 ARLIS/NA Update Column Editor. (Please note: Greta Earnest will be on leave from Pratt until April.)
III. Strategic Plan
The Art and Design School Library Division still does not appear in the Strategic Plan, but this will probably be revisited by Greta and Laurie.
There were no specific reports.
The Notebook, a.k.a. the Big Binder, is at the registration desk. Thanks to all those who submitted material. Sara MacDonald mentioned that ARLIS/NA has an institutional membership to LOEX, and all ARLIS/NA members are encouraged to send bibliographic instruction/reference documents to LOEX (http://www.emich.edu/public/library/loex.html).
Greta Earnest is still working on the automation/technology survey. Judy Dyki (Cranbrook Academy of Art) mentioned that the Technology Education Committee is also conducting a brief survey.
VI. New Business
A. Name change: The name change issue has been dropped.
B. 1999 Vancouver Conference proposal ideas
Conference session ideas for Vancouver included:
Everyone who proposed an idea was supported and reminded that program ideas do not need to be formally endorsed by the division -- so if you propose it, go for it!
Kathryn Wayne, ARLIS/NA Vice-President/President Elect is the division's liaison to the Board. All proposals for the Vancouver conference are due May 31, as well as funding requests. Kathryn encouraged everyone to check the management calendar of the ARLIS/NA Web site to see when reports are due (http://afalib.uflib.ufl.edu/arlis/admin/calendar.html). She also pointed out that the annual reports and strategic plan were on the Web site as well.
Kari Horowicz (Rochester Institute of Technology) announced the ARLIS/WNY regional meeting celebrating "Arts & Crafts in Western New York" that will be held at the Chautauqua Institute on October 15-18, 1998. Please check the ARLIS/WNY Web site for further information (http://scholes.alfred.edu/orgs/arlis/).
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.
Rochester Institute of Technology