Planners Round Table Business Meeting
Libraries Society of North America 29th Annual Conference, Los
2000/2001 Round Table Coordinator: Sonja
2001/2002 Round Table Coordinators: Sonja
Staum-Kuniej and Rijn Templeton
Sonja Staum-Kuniej called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m. The first order of business was selection of a moderator for
2001/02. Rijn Templeton volunteered to be the co-coordinator of the group with
Sonja Staum-Kuniej and the group unanimously approved them as co-coordinators.
Members of the round table and visitors then introduced themselves.
Carol Terry reported on the round table’s
workshop, “Critical Issues in Art Library Space Planning for the 21st
Century,” which she moderated with Susan Moon. The workshop was popular—more
members wanted to participate than space permitted—and feedback was excellent.
She suggested the workshop be presented again in the near future.
Sonja-Staum-Kuniej reported on compilation
of a list of library building consultants based on responses she received from a
survey she distributed on ARLIS-L. She will post the consultants list as well as
a bibliography of publications cited by survey respondents on the round
table’s Web site by June. The group briefly discussed the survey instrument
itself and suggested ways to improve it and encourage more responses.
2002 Conference Program Proposals
Conference program proposals are due May 1.
Lauren Lessing, representing the Diversity Committee, proposed the round table
co-sponsor a session on art library accessibility—both physical and virtual.
Her suggestion was enthusiastically received and the group suggested a variety
of issues that face both library patrons and library that could be addressed by
the program. Members strongly recommended that an architect specializing in
access issues be included on the roster of program speakers.
The group decided to defer proposing a second space planning workshop
until the 2003 conference.
Sonja Staum- Kuniej encouraged members to
contribute articles to the society’s publications and reminded them to attend
the round table’s informal discussion session scheduled for April 2 at 8:00
May 29, 2001