South Regional Representative
by Laura Schwartz, South Regional Representative, ARLIS/NA
May 1, 2002 through the Pre-Conference Executive Board Meeting in Baltimore, MD
on March 20, 2003, I am completing the last year of Paula Hardinís two-year
term. Hardin was required to resign
because she moved out of the South Region.
I will be beginning my own term as South Regional Representative at the
Post-Conference Executive Board Meeting on March 26, 2003.
Annual ARLIS/NA meeting, St. Louis, MO, March 20-26, 2002.
Conference Planning Advisory Committee, Baltimore, MD, June 7-8, 2002.
ARLIS/NA Mid-Year Executive Board Meeting, New York, NY, August 10-11,
ARLIS/Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting, Austin, TX, October 17-19, 2002.
The Executive Board has accepted
a proposal from ARLIS/Texas-Mexico to host the ARLIS/NA annual conference in
Houston in 2005.
ARLIS/SE and ARLIS/Texas-Mexico
are planning a regional meeting in New Orleans, LA which will be November 13-16,
DC/MA/VA are the host chapter of the ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD March 20-26, 2003. The planning committee has done a remarkable job.
I communicated with DC/MD/VA,
Southeast, and Texas-Mexico regarding action item 113.
All chapter fundraising must go through the Development Committee.
Chapters are not to solicit funds directly from donors.
Paula Gabbard, Chair. Award
winner selected. Donny Smith will
attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. His paper is entitled The
Surrogate vs. the Thing which her wrote as a student at Drexel University
College of Information Science & Technology.
AWSAB. Lorna Corbetta-Noyes,
Chair. Search engine implemented.
Members only section developed and implemented. Daniel Starr has
suggested that the Advisory Board be dissolved at the end of this term.
ARLIS/SE continues to request a
specific time slot at the Annual ARLIS/NA Meeting for chapter meetings. They
feel that chapters need to have a more visible presence at the annual
conference. Because they are such a
large chapter, it is difficult for them to meet regularly, and so they hold a
business meeting at the annual conference.
They self-schedule, but this always conflicts with other events.
Though they know that the Executive Board is attempting to streamline the
organization, they hope that since the chapters are asked to participate in
annual conference financial sponsorship that they in turn would be given a more
viable presence at the conference.
On behalf of ARLIS/Texas-Mexico, I have submitted a proposal for a Task Force on Mexico recruitment and relations to Allen Townsend, Vice-President/President-Elect.