by Laura Schwartz, South Regional Representative, ARLIS/NA
first full term as South Regional Representative began at the Post-Conference
Executive Board Meeting in Baltimore, MD on March 26, 2003.
of the chapters in the South Region are very active in the Society:
ARLIS/DC/MA/VA was the host chapter of the 31st ARLIS/NA
Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, March 20-26, 2003.
The conference was deemed a success in many respects.
ARLIS/Texas-Mexico has begun to plan the 33rd ARLIS/NA annual
conference in Houston, TX, March 30-April 7 2005.
ARLIS/Southeast will be hosting the 35th ARLIS/NA annual
conference in 2007, specific dates to be determined.
Policy. This committee hosted a
point/counterpoint session “The Digital Millenium Copyright and Copyright Term
Extension Acts” at the Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.
The committee drafted a resolution on the war in Iraq.
The committee recommended that ARLIS/NA sign on to other documents
pertaining to the war in Iraq and cultural property.
continue outreach efforts to our friends south of the border, ARLIS/Texas-Mexico
requested funding from the Executive Board to have select chapter web pages
translated into Spanish. This
request was granted.
issue of bank accounts and fees came up in both chapter business meetings of
Texas-Mexico and Southeast. Other
Regional Representatives have said this is an issue for their chapters as well.
I think this is something that should be considered by the Executive
of the chapters have also expressed a concern with finding volunteers to serve
as chapter officers. I know this relates back to recruitment, membership and
retention. I also hope this is
something the Executive Board will continue to discuss this year.