Art and Design School Library Division met on Tuesday, March 30,1999 at 11:00 am. Greta Earnest, Moderator, called the meeting to order with Laurie Whitehill Chong, Moderator-Elect, also presiding. Members attending the meeting introduced themselves and Kari Horowicz was chosen to record the meeting.
Two Conference Sessions
The Art and Design School Division sponsored two sessions at the conference. The first session, moderated by Laura Graveline, Maine College of Art, was entitled *New Approaches to Measuring the Effectiveness of Art Libraries: The Good, The Bad, The Undefined.* This session was offered on Monday, March 29, 1999. Carol Terry, Rhode Island School of Design, spoke to the A/D School Library Division members about the details of her presentation in the session. Carol graciously offered members in the division notes from her presentation on Evaluating User Needs and a Student Opinion Survey of The RISD Library. Carol noted two important documents on the bibliography of her handout on Evaluating User Needs. Members should be aware of the documents published by Council of Arts Accrediting Associations and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Carol Terry also passed out an Art Studio Faculty Survey for Kathy Henke Evans, a graduate student in B.J. Irvine*s Seminar in Art Librarianship, Indiana University. The second session, "Apple Pies and Orange Crates: Libraries and the Educational Imperative", moderated by Jill Patrick, Ontario College of Art and Design, dealt with librarians in the classroom, teaching resources and methods for electronic research. This session was presented Tuesday afternoon, following the business meeting.
Kari Horowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology will continue to serve as column editor. Suggestions were made to include a column on new initiatives from our various libraries and schools.
Members were asked, once again, about the whereabouts of the Art and Design School Notebook, which contains examples of guides and other materials members are willing to share. Members present did not seem to know where the notebook is. Members discussed the possibility of moving the notebook to the Web environment. Members also discussed thepossibility of developing a Web Site for the Division. Kari Horowicz offered to see if she could host a Web Site for the Division at the Rochester Institute of Technology with the possibility of adding the notebook items to this.
Statistics for Carol Graney
Carol Graney wanted to know if we were collecting statistics as a group. Carol Terry mentioned that the Art and Design School Library Directors Discussion Group will share the statistics they have documented.
Strategic Planning Ideas
Members discussed that the Art and Design School Division is not represented in the current strategic plan. Moira Steven, Jill Patrick, Paul Glassman, and Laurie Whitehill Chong will work on examining the strategic plan with a critical eye. Please let them know your thoughts.
Seesion Proposals for Pittsburgh 2000 Conference
Conference session ideas for Pittsburgh included:
1) Beauty on the Web: Potentials of the Web (idea of Joan Benedetti (seeking co-sponsor of session);
2) Emerging Partnerships: Building Consortial Relationships
3) Using Archival Resources in Classroom settings
4) History of Art Education Programs
Topics from the Floor and Announcements
Karen McKenzie, ARLIS/NA Vice-President/President Elect is our liaison to the Board. All proposals for Pittsburgh conference are due May 31, as well as funding requests.
Election of New Officers
Laurie Whitehill Chong (RISD, email@example.com) is the 1999 Moderator, and Paul Glassman (NY School of Interior Design, firstname.lastname@example.org) is the new Moderator-Elect.. Kari Horowicz (RIT, email@example.com) will continue as Column Editor.
The meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm
Rochester Institute of Technology