Moderator: Laurie Whitehill Chong, Rhode Island School of Design
Recorder: Paul Glassman, New York School of Interior Design, moderator-elect
Sponsorship at the 28TH annual conference, Pittsburgh
The division co-sponsored the following sessions:
Sara MacDonald, The University of the Arts, located former moderator Martha Hall’s files. The archives now contain a list of past moderators and focal points. A list of session proposals sponsored by the division over the last ten years is included as well.
The division retired the binder containing bibliographic instruction materials, since the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction offers comparable, if not precisely the same, information. Participants agreed that there are opportunities for sharing instructional aids and information guides on the World Wide Web.
The statistics task force can be asked to address the needs of the division, especially as they relate to accreditation applications.
Strategic Plan, 1996-1999
The division’s involvement in this version of the strategic plan has finally been noted. The division will proceed with identifying and expressing issues and concerns for the current strategic plan.
Division Web Site
Kari Horowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology, reported that, although there is no official site yet, there is a basic design. Until the establishment of the site, it was agreed to move toward the use of electronic mail for as much communication in place of print.
There was discussion of NASAD versus ACRL standards, as well as of descriptive versus numerical standards. It was recommended that the division advocate comparisons with peer institutions (benchmarking), rather than a reliance on formulae, although some remained in favor of quantification as a desirable method of relaying needs to boards of directors and trustees.
Jill Patrick, Ontario College of Art & Design, became moderator-elect by acclamation. Mary Louise Castaldi, The University of the Arts, became Update column editor by acclamation.
Laurie Whitehill Chong reviewed action items from the 1996-1999 strategic plan. The following were recommended as action items for 2000-2002 strategic plan:
Program proposals for the 29th annual conference in Los Angeles, 2001