ARLIS/NA Midwest Regional Representative
by Ursula Kolmstetter
317-920-2662, ext. 225
Executive Board Pre - and Post Conference Meetings in St. Louis, 2002.
Midyear Board meeting in New York, August 2002
as Board liaison to Standards Committee, Publications Committee,
Public Policy Committee, and New Art RoundTable.
and revised together with Laurie Whitehill Chong the Chapter Success Book . This
new version is now available on AWS.
outgoing Midwest Regional Representative am in the process together with Laurie
Whitehill Chong to organize the Leadership Breakfast for the upcoming annual
ARLIS/NA Conference in Baltimore.
three Midwestern chapter meetings:
Valley chapter (May 24, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky)
Plains (October 17-19, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Kansas)
(Nov.1, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL)
Board liaison, communicated with and kept all three committees (Standards,
Publications, and Public Policy) informed of upcoming deadlines for reports,
budget requests, etc.
two Publications committee meetings at the annual conference in St. Louis.
Communicated with various committee members and liaised with the Board on
various issues concerning Art Doc, Update, Ops, and other issues such as
Facilities Standards and AWS publications.
This is a very active committee that deals with many issues concerning
committee meeting in St. Louis. This
was a very lively joint meeting with VRA that was attended by many members.
As Board liaison communicated with co-chairs during the year.
Another very active and lively committee.
committee meeting in St. Louis. This
committee might need some help.
Art Round Table:
difficulties at the last conference because the moderator was unable to attend,
but an enthusiastic member became the new moderator. This Round Table has many good ideas and put together a well
attended session at last year's conference.
introductory letter, reminders, and other correspondence and follow-ups via
e-mail to all chapter chairs on a regular basis reminding them of various
deadlines, board meetings, and other issues.
thank you letters and congratulatory letters to all outgoing chapter chairs and
incoming chairs in the Midwest region. Invited
them specifically to the Leadership Breakfast at the next ARLIS/NA conference in
of the chapters (Midstates and Central Plains) pledged contributions to the
Welcome Party of the next conference.
the year sent minutes, membership lists, and annual reports to Headquarters.
I am still waiting to receive annual reports from some chapters.
- met twice in 2002, first on June 7 in Lindsborg, Kansas at the Birger Sandzen
Memorial Gallery, and on October 17-19 at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in
Kansas City. The chapter organized a very successful joint conference of ARLIS/NA/
chapter continues the "Central Plains Irregular", a chapter newsletter
published on a regular basis. The ARLIS/Central Plains chapter is very active
and well organized.
met twice, in the spring on May 31 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art,
Indianapolis, and in the fall on November 1 at the Deering Library, Northwestern
Midstates chapter is in the process of promoting chapter membership and
recruiting more members, especially students from regional library schools.
chapter web site is up and running. This
chapter also proposed holding only one
chapter meeting in the region (in the fall) and to meet on a more informal basis
at annual conferences. The chapter
is becoming again more active after overcoming some chapter problems.
- met twice in 2002, the spring meeting took place on May 24 at the University
of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky and the fall meeting was on October 11 at
Cleveland State University.
chapter also proposed having one regularly scheduled meeting per calendar year
(in May or June) rather than two. This chapter maintains a well designed and
up-to-date web site. The chapter newsletter, "Collage", was published
again twice in 2002.
Chapter now pays the current base rate toward ARLIS/NA membership fees for the
elected officers who would otherwise pay out-of-pocket.
chapter is also in good shape.
- met twice in 2002, on January 16 at the Photographic Arts Gallery in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, and on July 22 at the Minnesota Historical Society, St.
Paul, Minnesota. This chapter also
wants to reach out to other librarians who might be interested in joining this
chapter. For now the previous problems they had of filling the position of
officers are resolved. This problem can occur again because it is a small but
very dedicated chapter
This chapter also has a web site now. I was again unable to attend any chapter meetings because the meetings were announced too late.