by: Moira Steven, Chapter President
2003/Past President 2004
Elected Officers for 2003:
Sarah McCleskey, Clemson University
Vice President/President Elect: John Taormina, Duke University*
Secretary/Treasurer: Sandra Still, Emory University**
Kranz, Wake Forest University, was elected to this office at the Chapter’s
Annual meeting in November 2003; however, due to an upcoming move out of the
region, John Taormina volunteered in January 2004 to take up the
responsibilities of this post. He
will be confirmed in the position by vote during the ARLIS/SE meeting at the
ARLIS/NA conference in April 2004.
Grace Reid, elected to this position at the Chapter’s annual meeting in
November 2002, was unable to complete her term of office and was replaced by
Sandra Still in May 2003.
Lonchyna, North Carolina Museum of Art, Webmaster (continuing)
Cary Wilkins, Morris Museum of Art, Newsletter Editor (continuing)
Ann Lindell, University of Florida, Listserv Moderator (continuing)
Stephen Patrick, Eastern Tennessee State University, Chapter Historian (continuing)
Chapter business meeting was held on March 23, 2003 during the Baltimore
national conference during which the following topics were discussed.
Laura Schwartz, ARLIS/NA South Regional Representative, reported that she
had brought forward to the board the request that Chapters have a designated
time to meet during the New York Conference.
joint Texas-Mexico/Southeast Chapter annual meeting is being scheduled for
November 13-16 in New Orleans; both chapters are contributing both
organizational time and funding to make the conference a success. The conference
schedule allows for business meetings for each Chapter. Difficulties with the
current Chapter website were reported, which originated with SEFLIN, the host
server in Florida. Pedro Figueredo
was not in attendance and due to job pressures was replaced in May 2003 by
Natalia Lonchyna, past President. The
Chapter is still intent on increasing participation, both by those who have not
renewed their memberships and by new recruited members.
Now that the archives of ARLIS/SE have been established at Duke
University, all past officers and conference organizers were encouraged to
submit their records to Lee Sorensen for storage.
Roberto Ferrari suggested that the Chapter consider nominating Atlanta as
the site of the national conference in 2006; an ad
hoc group of Moira Steven, Kim Collins, Stephen Patrick and Roberto Ferrari
will discuss the possibilities and decide on what action to take.
2004 ARLIS/SE conference will mark the Chapter’s 30th anniversary
and several sites were suggested, including Savannah and Charleston.
The site will be decided at the annual meeting in New Orleans in November
Chapter meeting was held on Saturday, November 15, 2003 during the New Orleans
joint conference. The first order
of business was a report from Laura Schwartz, ARLIS/NA South Regional
Representative, who presented several issues for the group to consider.
The national ARLIS/NA conference will be held in New York City from April
15-20, 2004. In addition, she
described the current efforts to review and restructure ARLIS/NA, particularly
the Discussion Groups that have sprung up over the last several years and which
may need to be changed to Round Tables in order to retain scheduling times
during the annual conference. Other issues, such as the legal relationship of the national
organization with the regional groups and a simplified dues structure are on the
agenda for the board and appropriate committees.
McCleskey, Vice President/President Elect, then gave a report on the joint
conference, indicating the need to review fee levels for future conferences to
ensure that they are high enough to provide an excellent conference while
remaining within reach of members not be able to attend the national meeting.
As of the meeting date the balance of the Chapter’s account was
$2,709.99; this amount did not yet include the funds and income from the joint
conference, handled by Beverly Carver of the Texas-Mexico Chapter.
The Chapter account was later reported by Sandra Still to be $3,163.24 on
the amount as of December 31, 2003.
Chapter held its elections for officers, with Rebecca Kranz, Wake Forest
University, being acclaimed the next Vice President/President Elect*.
Appointments from the previous year were deemed continuing, with the
exception of the Chair of the LoPresti Committee, a position as yet unfilled..
This led to a discussion of the LoPresti Committee’s format and
operations as well as the need for additional promotion for the award. Allen
Novak who has been completing the operational tasks concerning this award
suggested that there be appointed an Award Coordinator and a Public Relations
to Rebecca Kranz’s upcoming move out of the region in 2004, John Taormina
volunteered to take up the responsibilities of this post in January 2004.
He will be confirmed in the position by vote at the ARLIS/NA conference
in April 2004.
Coordinator to split the duties and more effectively manage the award. Further discussion and the nomination of the LoPresti Committee will take place at the April meeting.
the summer Moira Steven sent a letter offering Atlanta as the site of the 2006
ARLIS/NA conference; Laura Schwartz announced that the city has been selected
for 2007, with Houston set for 2005 and Banff, Alberta for 2006.
to increase membership continue with meeting attendees volunteering to contact
members in specific states.
all discussions were complete, the group awarded the 19th Mary Ellen
LoPresti Book Award and held its traditional drawing for the books not awarded