Libraries Society of North America 29th Annual Conference, Los
Committee members: Lorna Corbetta-Noyes, Jennette Dixon, Judith Herschman, Beverly Joy-Karno, Susana Tejada, Daphne Dufresne, Marilyn Berger, Carol Terry, Frances Clymer, and Leslie Abrams (board liaison).
Guests: Beatriz MacGregor (Karno Award), Margaret Shaw, Hugh Wilburn (IFLA Pre-Conference Chair), Beth Houghton, Jing Liao, Gu Yinhai (Getty Grant recipient).
Mr. Gu Yinhai, visitor from
China and Getty Grant recipient, was introduced to the IRC.
He presented each member with a gift and thanked them for the opportunity
to visit. Mr. Gu would speak later
in the conference at a session sponsored by the IRC.
Dinner plans with Mr. Gu were discussed.
Organization and Communications.
(1) Membership-- Ed proposed
enlarging the committee to 10 members.
(2) Charge-- The
committee’s charge was reviewed. http://www.arlisna.org/c23.html.
A revised, simpler charge was recommended:
The committee’s purpose is to strengthen understanding of the art
information community worldwide.
(3) Communications -- There
were no articles for Update
from the IRC last year. Linda
Zieper confirmed that committees can submit news at any time; there is no
regular schedule for them. An IRC
listserv was re-established. Renate
continues to maintain the IRC Website http://www.cam.org/~renata/irc_top.html
(4) Budget – IFLA
membership is no longer part of IRC budget.
Action item: Leslie
would recommend a committee guidelines revision to the Executive Board regarding
committee membership. New wording
proposed: “Not to exceed ten
members, including the Executive Board liaison”.
The group noted that anyone
could recommend affiliation (that is, not an IRC role per se) and that
correspondence involved the ARLIS/NA president, then action required involved
vote of ARLIS/NA membership.
Action item: Ed
would prepare a list of associations for possible affiliation for the Board to
Terry, Wilburn, and Dixon
gave reports on the IFLA 2001 Pre-Conference to be held in Boston, in August.
Dixon reported on IFLA Art Section developments.
The IFLA conference planners were praised for the efforts in developing a
The IRC is on track with its
planning tasks except for keeping track of affiliate publications.
will bring to Executive Board the issue of what to do with affiliate
publications. They are supposed to
be sent by HQ to the IRC chair but he has received none (ever).
The IRC recommends that backfiles go to a library school library (such as
UNC-Chapel Hill) if it lacks the issues.
Ed reported on 2001
conference planning complexities. Ideas
for the 2002 conference were discussed. The
prospect of planning two years in advance was discussed.
The IRC endorsed the idea of identifying non-North American art web sites
of value to ARLIS/NA and the prospect of having a program featuring such sites.
Ed will follow up with a 2002 conference program proposal and related