Thirty-five members attended the Architecture Section Business meeting. Moderator Janine Henri welcomed everyone and introduced the board, Chris Sala, Moderator-Elect and Sue Koskinen, Update Editor. Elections of new officers were held. Sue Koskinen was elected the Moderator-Elect and Claudia Hill the new Update Editor.
Sue Koskinen gave a report on her activities over the past year as the Update Editor and reminded everyone of the changes in the format of Update, including its migration to the Web.
There was a group discussion on the NAAB Guidelines for Information Sources. A task force has been created and was asked for assistance in rewriting the policy for libraries, drafting up new criteria for accreditation. A synopsis was given on the discussion group held earlier in the morning on this topic. The basis for all of this was that the NAAB requested our assistance is to get rid of the minimum 5000 NA books required for accreditation and relate library collections to the architecture program being offered by each school. Jeanne Brown and Anita Carrico attended the annual 2000 AASL annual conference in Los Angeles and reported to the Architecture Section members the dialogue about accreditation that went on there.
The Architecture Section website was talked about. On the website is a publication desiderata list and members were asked to add to that list. Nancy Pistorius volunteered to become the new webmaster.
The Architecture Section listserv, Sanborn maps, COPAR activities were all briefly discussed.
The Architecture Section needs to help develop the next strategic plan. The five issues identified by the membership to work on were leadership, professional development, advocacy, conferences, and streamlining the organization.
Finally ideas for the conference to be held in Los Angles in 2001 were proposed, including colonial architecture, documenting modernism, and architecture of the Getty Center.
The meeting was adjourned and Chris Sala officially became the Moderator and Sue Koskinen the Moderator-Elect.
Submitted by Chris Sala
Avery Architecture Library
New York, NY