Minutes (recorded by Margaret Shaw)
Present: Leslie Abrams (98-99 Chair), Daphne Dufresne (99-00 Chair), Jeannette Dixon (IFLA representative), Judith Herschman, Ed Teague, Carol Terry, Marilyn Berger (Board liaison).
Special Guests: Hugh Wilburn (IFLA 2001 Task Force), Margaret Shaw (Australia), Olga Sinitsina (Russia), Anna Paulo Gordo (Portugal).
From Board Liaison Marilyn Berger:
1. Reminder of First Timers party.
2. Strategic Planning meetings: Sunday: Meeting with Board on developing local, national and international relations.
3. Program proposals for ARLIS/NA 2000 in Pittsburgh
Deadline: May 3rd
Theme: Links to the past: bridges t the future
Budget requests: deadline is May 31
1998 Conference evaluation form: complete ASAP out to help Pittsburgh
4. 1998 Conference proceedings/minutes: deadline June 1st to Ann Lally, Univ. of Arizona.
5. New travel award to bring Asian delegates to ARLIS/NA sponsored by RLG.
6. Incoming Chair: Daphne Dufresne is the in-coming IRC Chair.
The Art Section will be holding its workshop in the Silpakorn University and standing committee in the National Museums and will have a 3-hour tour of the nearby Grand Palace. The recommended hotels for art librarians are the Royal Orchid Sheraton and the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza.
Margaret Shaw added an invitation to join the ARLIS/ANZ Meeting being held in Brisbane in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Triennial one week after IFLA, on the return journey.
IFLA 2000 will be held in Jerusalem. The tentative topic is The
future of the art book.
IFLA 2001 will be held in Boston. [see below]
Copies of the IFLA Section of Art Libraries English-language brochure [foreign language editions foreshadowed] were distributed.
Jeannette Dixon was congratulated on the latest issue of the Section Newsletter featuring the Bangkok program. She also agreed to continue as IRC representative to IFLA.
IFLA 2001 Report
Venue: Heinz Center in downtown Boston near a cluster of hotels.
Dates: 16-25 August 2001
Suggested dates for Art Libraries Pre-Conference: 15-16 August 2001
Other new organizations:
ARLIS/Spain and Portugal [ARLIS/Iberia?] is being developed and has a web-site which should be added to the links list. [Ref. Ana Paula Gordo]
ARLIS/Moscow continues to be very active and should become affiliated when ready. It will soon have a web page at www.libfl.ru
Olga Sinitsina reported on the up-coming conference to be held in Moscow.
[Details to be available on the web page]
ARLIS/Moscow continues to be the only really active group and now has good contacts with colleagues in St. Petersburg. There is a section in the Russian Library Association but this is generally too big, too broad and the conferences are too expensive and distant for most art librarians to attend. Although it has been decided that membership of ARLIS/Moscow will
give automatic membership of the Russian Library Association, this has not helped much.
The Moscow/St Petersburg groups are planning a conference in May on museum librarianship. There have been 60 registrations so far, with 100 expected/hoped for.
Dates: 17-19 May in Moscow with an extension to St. Petersburg for the international speakers.
Funding has been achieved to bring 10 international speakers from the Art Documentation Advisory Group and 10 Russian speakers. The working language will be English with simultaneous translation.
Topic: Museum libraries and museums in libraries
There were no specific items to go to the Board.
Program for Pittsburgh
The IRC should expand the geographical coverage of participants. Regions for particular targeting are:
Latin America: Karno Award recipient could be asked to speak
Asia: new RLG award
Africa: could seek a Getty grant
It is felt that rather than having a formal program every year it would
be more productive to alternate this with a discussion group format.
To add structure to the discussion questions for inclusion could
be called for and circulated.
Specific themes were not identified at this stage but there was a suggestion that attention be given to the possibility of training courses for art librarians along the lines of the Getty course for South America. There was also discussion of the need to assist new international visitors with a possible function, mentoring and a special invitation to the new