Nancy Simon, Denver Art Museum and Co-Moderator of the Museum Libraries Division opened the meeting by introducing the current co-moderators and the 2000-2001 officers: Meg Klinkow, Co-Moderator, Toni Reese, Vice-Moderator-elect, and Kaylyn Hipps, Update Column Editor. Past division moderators from 1976 to the present were recognized. Peter Blank, ARLIS Secretary, announced deadlines for session proposals by the Division. The Museum Libraries Division sponsored sessions for the 2000 conference were announced.
The minutes of the 1999 Division Meeting were approved. Nominations were then taken from the floor for the vice-moderator position. None were made. A motion was made and seconded to nominate Toni Reese to the position of vice-moderator. The motion passed.
Mary Galvin gave a report on the Statistics Task Force. A questionnaire is being designed to gather data for funding statistics.
ARLIS/NA Strategic Plan: The co-moderators of the division received no input this year from the division members, therefore the goals and action steps of the existing plan were affirmed. Nancy Simon announced that the Task Force recommended limiting the division to 3-5 action steps that would fulfill the broader goals of the Strategic Plan. Rosemary Haddad, representing the Task Force, commented on the major goals of the Strategic Plan:
Issues that affect museum librarians:
ARLIS/NA should develop and foster advocacy for funding and support for the arts and museum libraries.
Debbie Smedstad made an announcement about the 2001 Conference in Los Angeles. Joan Benedetti proposed that the Museum Libraries Division sponsor a session at the 2001 Conference, “Native American Art Now—Reflecting Contemporary Realities.” The Division members unanimously supported the session proposal.
Respectfully submitted by Jolene de Verges