Libraries Society of North America 31st Annual Conference
Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland - March 20-26, 2003
NORTH AMERICAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
BUSINESS MEETING FRIDAY MARCH 21, 2003
CHAIRPERSON: PAULA EPSTEIN, COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
I. WELCOMING REMARKS
A. EXECUTIVE BOARD LIAISON - ALAN TOWNSEND (for Ted Goodman) he thanked the committee for all their hard work and efforts and explained the reorganization of the various committees and the philosophy behind the streamlining of the Organization. There will be special appointments to our kindred organizations because it was felt that this committee helped make inroads which translated to better relations with our liaison affiliated members.
B. AAM - CAROL PARDO (did not attend) but she posted AAM information on the ARLIS/NA list serve.
C. AASL - JANINE HENRY has been very active posting information on AASL on the ARLIS/NA list serve, working with her local ARLIS chapter regarding issues of diversity, worked on statistically analyzing her liaison organization for the NARC survey (her precision and detailed analysis should give ARLIS something to think about if this is survey undertaken in a more formal manner) and updated the NARC flyer.
D. ALA/ARTS - PAULA EPSTEIN thanked everyone for their hard work and support during her chairmanship of the last couple of years. The NARC committed undertook a look at our membership numbers and statistically compared them to our liaison groups the issues, results, problems and further need to study will follow these reports. The conference information flyer was updated and dispersed to membership and Alan will look into the maintaining of this flyer and copies of this flyer were also left on the registration table. American Library Association information posted on ARLIS-L was well received and there were always responses or questions after each posting.
E. ALA/ARTS - SUZANNE FREEMAN (PAULA WILL GIVE REPORT)
Suzanne posted information on ARLIS-L and is a 'cheerleader' for ARLIS/NA. She helped to compile statistics on ALA membership for our survey.
F. CAA - LINDA DUYCHAK was very active posting information on ARLIS-L regarding CAA happenings and reported on CAA/ARLIS cosponsored programs even mentioning the ARLIS members that were actively involved in her liaison group. She also compiled a how to cheat sheet for any presidential appointment to CAA which will make a seamless transition for any one new.
G. SAA - ALISON PINSLER did not attend
H. SLA - JACK ROBERTSON has posted SLA activities on ARLIS-L and gave all ARLIS members a standing invitation to visit the Thomas Jefferson Foundation - his graciousness is appreciated. He helped in compiling statistics for the NARC survey and helped update our flyer.
III. STRATEGIC PLAN 2000-2005 NARC followed the Strategic Plan diligently.
IV. OLD BUSINESS we concluded with a discussion of the survey. I can't say enough how wonderful it was to work with this committee they are truly dedicated professionals that have great respect for the ARLIS/NA organization and the membership.
V. NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURNMENT TO THE BAR SO I CAN TOAST YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE