Jon Evans, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Vice-President: Mary Leonard, Dallas Museum of Art
Past-President: Laura Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin
Treasurer: Beverly Carver, University of Texas at Arlington
Secretary: Elizabeth Schaub, University of Texas at Austin
Webmaster: Sam Duncan, Amon Carter Museum
ARLIS/NA South Regional Representative: Laura Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin
of Chapter Meetings
chapter met for an informal gathering during the ARLIS/NA conference in
Baltimore on March 21, 2003.
chapter hosted its first joint conference in its thirty-year history, which was
held in conjunction with the Southeast Chapter in New Orleans, LA from November
13-16, 2003. Margaret Culbertson,
Mary Leonard, Janine Henri, and Jon Evans served on the planning committee from
the Texas-Mexico chapter. Features
included tours of Tulane University's rich archives, the Historic New Orleans
Collection, an Egyptian exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a walking
tour of the Garden District, an exploration of the inner workings of the
OíNeal Auction House, as well as post-conference tours of St. Louis Cemetery
#1 and the newly christened Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
A session devoted to collection assessment rounded out the event.
New Orleans natives Carl Penny and Norbert Raacke hosted the entire group
for traditional New Orleans fare one night.
complete itinerary can be found in the Summer 2003 issue of The
Summary reports and meeting minutes can be found in the Fall 2003 issue (http://www.arlis-txmx.org/medium/issues/2003_v29_no3/2003_v29_no3.shtml).
of the Chapter
Chapter submitted a bid to host the 2005 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Houston,
Texas. The ARLIS/NA Executive board
accepted this proposal. The chapter
is anxious to put together a strong program and promote the cultural diversity
of Houston to the society
2003, we continued our outreach efforts toward our Mexican counterparts.
The chapter requested funding from ARLIS/NA to develop Spanish-language
sections of our chapterís website, which was granted with some reservation.
We intend to translate the homepage as well as the membership form.
chapter website continues to be the best designed and most comprehensive of any
in the society thanks in large part to the work of chapter webmaster, Sam
proposal to the ARLIS/NA Executive Board encouraging the formation of a task
force devoted to Mexico relations was not accepted. The Board applauded our efforts and encouraged us to continue
our work in whatever capacity we can, indicating that they may be able to
support future initiatives through various means.
We still feel that this is an important issue worth pursuing.
As such, we will continue these efforts in a positive direction through a
variety of approaches, including translation of portions of our chapter website,
attendance by chapter members at conferences such as FORO: The Transborder
Library Forum, establishing connections with Mexican librarians along the
border, and forging alliances with groups such as the Mexican Library
Association's AMBAC or the Texas Library Association's Texas-Mexico Relations
the year several members reached out to members of Texasí Library Science
programs. Specifically, Allen
Townsend and Sam Duncan promoted the benefits of ARLIS to SLIS students at the
University of North Texas in Denton. Jon
Evans presented the benefits of ARLIS membership to SLIS students at a
University of North Texas, Houston program, at a function in which professional
organizations were featured.
chapter reports were submitted for inclusion in ARLIS Update, thanks to the
efforts of Secretary, Elizabeth Schaub.
the chapter business meeting, the membership voted to support a $750 funding
grant for the Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award.
The award is intended to help defray costs for a member to attend and
participate in the 2004 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference. This yearís recipient is
Elizabeth Schaub, Director, Audio Visual Resources Collection, School of
Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.
The LSJ Award committee consisted of John Hagood, Reader Services
Librarian, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mark Pompelia, Director of Visual
Resources, Rice University, and Merriann Bidgood, Curator, Visual Resources
Library, University of Houston.
Swan Jones Travel Award
on bank account
funding for regional meeting
Swan Jones Travel Award
ARLIS/NA Welcome Party contribution
Ending balance $1,204.51
issues of the Chapter newsletter, The
Medium, were published during the year and are available to the ARLIS
community via the Chapter website. The
spring and fall issues featured conference reports from the ARLIS/NA and Chapter
Editors for The Medium were:
Architecture Libraries: Janine Henri
Museum Libraries: Mary Leonard
Public Libraries: Gwen Dixie
Visual Resources: Jacqui Allen
Chapter voted to support the welcome party at the 2004 Annual Conference in New
York with a donation of $250.
submitted by Jon Evans