I. Introductions and Acknowledgements
Tom Riedel (incoming Moderator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Ginno (Recorder, outgoing Update Editor) email@example.com
Sarah McCleskey (incoming Update Editor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom welcomed the group and introduced himself, Liz and Sarah. Karen McKenzie, incoming Vice President of ARLIS/NA and the Division's Board liaison asked to make a few announcements:
1. Strategic Plan Task Force was offering to one lucky winner who filled out the survey a very wonderful prize of the President's hotel suite at ARLIS/NA 2000, courtesy of Kathryn Wayne incoming President.
2. Karen reminded the group to fill out the evaluation forms for this year's conference to help next year's conference planning committee.
3. The deadline for special project funding requests is May 31, 1999.
4. The deadline for conference proposals for the Pittsburg conference is also May 31, 1999.
Tom then introduced new members to the Division: Roberto Ferrari, Florida Atlantic University, and Sarah McCleskey, Clemson University.
II. Old Business
A. Tom announced the programs which the Division sponsored or
co-sponsored in Vancouver:
The Challenge of Finding Art on the Internet (RISS/AD)
When Finally Aroused: Advocating Against Book Censorship (GLIRT/AD)
Calling the Tender: The History of Art Libraries in Canada (AD)
Staving Off Starvation's Wolf: WPA Art and Architecture
Projects in the Pacific Northwest (AD/Dec. Arts)
He then acknowledged all the work of Rayanne Lockard in putting together the programs sponsored by the Academic Division at this year's conference (she put through 3 of the 4 programs in addition to moderating one!)
B. Update on UpDate
Tom reported on the Academic Division columns of the past year: "Collapsing Libraries" and "E-Mail Reference Service," "Bibliographic Instruction in Art/Architecture," and "Faculty Status: An Informal Survey." The last article was written by Judy Donovan. UpDate is published 6 times a year and Tom and Liz
requested that the membership help the Division column editor in putting together something -- if you have ideas, and/or want to submit something, please contact Sarah McCleskey.
C. Reports related to strategic plan/other projects:
1. Collection Develoment Standards: Lee Sorensen reported
that he is working with Ann Whiteside on getting this together and they
will be publishing their report at an ARLIS/NA Occasional Paper very soon.
2. URLs for Instructional Materials: Is is necessary to create a roster of members who teach? Most felt that ARLIS-L works well as a forum for teaching and members were urged to deposit instructional materials to LOEX. Tom also encouraged members to send him URLs, and he will also send out a call on ARLIS-L, so
that he can compile a list to send along to Rayanne for a Division wepage link.
3. Bibliography of Art and Design School Publications: Tom will investigate this issue further with Hugh Wilburn.
4. Accreditation Standards Discussion Group: Janine Henri announced that she would like to work with other interested members on creating an accreditation standards discussion group. Jeanne Brown and Anita Carrico volunteered.
5. FIDER Accreditation Standards: Janine Henri announced that she would like to investigate what others are doing about this and other accreditation standards. Sheila Klos reported that her institution just went through the FIDER accreditation process and that resources and facilities are a part of the standards with which design libraries are evaluated. There are three sections which relate to libraries: 1) students have access to current information; 2) current and high quality references and periodicals are in close proximity to the students; and 3) libraries should be appropriate to the program. Sheila stated that she would post her information on ARLIS-L.
6. New Acquisitions Lists: Janine Henri will survey the membership about their use of acquisitions lists and post the
results to ARLIS-L. Discussion ensued about the use of acquistions lists with many members stating that they did not
have the option to do more collection development decision-making other than what is on their approval plan.
7. GK Hall Catalog Project: Tom Grieves will work on a proposal to go to Tom Riedel. This proposal would then go to the Ryerson Burnham and the Frick libraries to see how to identify museum catalogs and incorporate them into the project. The Academic Division would work with RISS to make the information available.
8. Statistics Task Force: Susan Beelick reported that this group is still in its development stages and no statistical data had been shared.
III. New Business
A. Election of Incoming Moderator (2000-2001): Sarah McCleskey was unanimously elected as Academic Division Moderator for the new millenium.
B. Pittsburgh Conference Program Ideas: Theme is "Links to the Past, Bridges to the Future" (see
1. Barbara Prior announced that she would be interested in have Barbara Polowy present her program on Sources for Greek and Roman Art & Archaeology.
2. Anita Carrico stated that she was interested in a program about faculty-librarian interaction.
3. Ruth Chalmers was interested in a program about African Art resources.
4. Tom Riedel was interested in creating an AskARLIS session on distance learning support in reference and bibliographic instruction.
5. Amy Ciccone would like to have a session on special collections and image databases.
6. Tom Jacoby was interested in a report on local artists projects or archives.
Other ideas: Architects and Architecture in Pittsburgh; The Warhol Connection; Art Patrons of Pittsburgh; Glass Making in the Ohio Valley; Libraries in the 21st Century; Copyright in the 21st Century; and Organizing and Preserving Our Archival Records.
All were asked to copy Tom Riedel with any proposal requests or co-sponsorship ideas for the Pittsburgh conference so that he could incorporate them into the Division's reports.
C. Janine Henri led a round of applause for Tom for organizing such a great meeting!
Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm.