April 2, 2001
Society of North America 29th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Thirty-nine members attended the meeting and introduced themselves. Paul Glassman, moderator, called the meeting to order, announcing that Marjorie Chenoweth and Ellie Nacheman would be taking minutes.
Ann Whiteside was introduced to announce next year’s joint annual VRA/ARLIS conference in St. Louis, March 21-26, 2002. Ann asked that we think of session proposals relating to the theme “Gateway to the Frontier” and digitization. She stressed that all proposals must be received by May 1, 2001.
Strategic plan action items
He presented a list of institutions that had indicated a willingness to accept unpaid interns. Once the list was read, a few other people said their institutions could be added as well. The institutions are as follows: Otis College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Oberlin College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York School of Interior Design, Atlanta College of Art, and Cleveland Institute of Art. Paul agreed to send the agreement he uses for interns to the group, and it was also pointed out that the Professional Development Committee would be disseminating related information over the ARLIS Web site.
The second item was a discussion of accreditation. Paul passed out an accreditation roster comprising schools having undergone accreditation review recently and the agencies they have dealt with. Susan Lewis requested that the Boston Architectural Center be added to the roster and agreed to send the necessary information to Marjorie Chenoweth. There was a consensus on the need to communicate information as widely as possible. It was mentioned that it would be helpful to have a list of the libraries that have been involved with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for accreditation. Marjorie proposed that a letter be sent to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) urging that a librarian be included on the accrediting teams. A proposal was made to set up an informal task force to study this matter further, and Marjorie Chenoweth, Claire Eike and Kaycee Hale volunteered.
The third item was the Web site. Kari Horowicz, Judy Dyki, Alan Michelson, and Jill Patrick agreed to work together on developing the site.
The fourth item related to shared statistics. Marjorie Chenoweth, Moira Steven, Kathleen List and Nancy Blank-Bahr will study this more closely.
III. Session sponsored by division
Paul noted the sessions being sponsored by our division at this year’s conference: “Managing Moving Image Collections in Art Libraries” and "The Accreditation of Art Libraries: Benefit or Burden?”, and encouraged us to attend.
IV. Update column editor's report
Mary Louise Castaldi made a brief presentation on the two columns she wrote for Update, talking about the process she went through for each.
V. Election of Vice-Moderator
Next came election of the Vice-Moderator. Robert Ray Craddick, Head Librarian, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Alan Michelson, Architecture and Design Librarian, Arts Library, UCLA were the two candidates on the slate. A vote was taken by ballot and by the end of the meeting it was announced that Alan would be our new Vice-Moderator.
VI. Appointment of Update
Ellie Nacheman was appointed as Update column editor.
VII. Discussion of proposals for
2002 conference in St. Louis
Discussion then turned to potential proposals for next year’s conference. Four strong possibilities were raised:
Issues of leadership
Digitizing old serials–with Francesca Fry as a potential speaker
Information literacy for visual learners
VIII. New business
Mary Daniels announced that Mass Copar would soon be issuing a new publication, Blueprints to Bytes. Members were also reminded about the upcoming IFLA session scheduled in Boston, August 16-17. It was announced that a Web link would be up shortly on the ARLIS/NE Web site with full details. Jill Patrick, our incoming moderator, introduced herself and announced that she welcomes open communication with all ADSL members.
Lastly, Paul was thanked for his work and the meeting was adjourned.
Ellie Nacheman, Rhode Island School of Design