by: Kay Teel
Phone: (650) 724-7346
the pre-conference and post-conference board meetings in Baltimore, Maryland,
and the mid-year board meeting in Philadelphia. Participated in Board
discussions, deliberations, and motions.
as Board liaison to the Cataloging Advisory Committee and (with the ARLIS/NA
President) the Awards Committee.
as Board liaison to the West Region chapters: ARLIS/Southern California, ARLIS/Northern
California, ARLIS/Mountain West, and ARLIS/Northwest (also represented by the
the committee's business meeting in Baltimore. The committee is composed of the
chairs of the sub-committees (Distinguished Service Award, Travel Awards, Gerd
Muehsam Award, George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, and Research Awards) who
report to the committee chair and the Board liaison(s). This was an experimental
year for this new umbrella committee. The subcommittees acted fairly
independently, but it was worthwhile to hold the joint business meeting in
Baltimore to see where concerns overlapped.
for the Board:
Executive Board will need to decide how to proceed with this umbrella committee.
The goal of combining the awards committees was to combine efforts and reduce
redundant work among the committees: for example, keeping mailing lists.
the subcommittees, the Gerd Muehsam Award, the Research Awards, and the Travel
Awards committees operate in functionally similar ways. Muehsam and Research are
the closest matches, but Research Awards and Travel Awards share the concern
with receiving guaranteed funding from commercial sponsors from year to year.
The funding for the Research Awards seems to be more stable and predictable. As
the Society examines corporate sponsorship in different packages, the
relationship between the Research Awards and the Travel Awards committees and
development will need to be examined.
Service Award committee, because of its sensitive nature and special liaison
assignment (the ARLIS/NA President), must operate independently. The George
Wittenborn Memorial Book Award committee also functions independently because it
is geographically defined and examines submissions in a substantially different
manner from the other committees.
the committee's business meeting in Baltimore and monitored and participated in
e-mail correspondence among the committee members. The committee was active in
2003, their chief activity being work on a proposal to establish headings for
named buildings in the name authority file and developing a draft for a subject
cataloging instruction sheet for architecture which may be submitted to the
Library of Congress. No issues for the Board.
the ARLIS/West regional conference in Portland, Oregon, in July. Met with
chapter members and officers from all West regional chapters. The regional
conference was successful in terms of attendence and content, and a good chance
for members from the far-flung West region to meet colleagues they might not see
columns for the chapter newsletter, The Mountain Ledger, and monitored
the chapter's electronic mailing list for issues relevant to the Board. The
chapter is small but enthusiastic. The chapter formed a Membership Committee,
and continues to examine the challenges of a small chapter with such a large
geographical distribution. Montana joined the list of states covered by the
chapter, approved by the chapter membership through a vote and by the ARLIS/NA
Executive Board. The chapter has a full slate of officers, with
Secretary/Treasurer a combined office.
the chapter's spring business meeting at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, in
April. The chapter also met at ARLIS/West, and in Berkeley in December.
Monitored the electronic mailing list (which is open to both California
chapters) for issues relevant to the Board. The chapter continues to work on
recruiting new members and recently introduced a student membership rate of $5.
The primary challenge for this chapter is finding members willing to serve as
the chapter's electronic discussion list and met with officers at ARLIS/West.
The chapter's invitation to hold the 2006 ARLIS/NA conference in Banff, Alberta,
was accepted by the Executive Board. The chapter will hold a business meeting in
Tacoma in February 2004. Although there are pockets of enthusiastic members in
this chapter, finding members willing to serve as officers and dwindling chapter
participation from the Seattle area are issues the chapter is facing.
chapter held business meetings in Irvine and hosted a wine-tasting in Los
Angeles in December. Met with officers at ARLIS/West. Submitted column for the
chapter newsletter, Canvas. This large and vital chapter is doing well
and has a full slate of officers.
for the Board
chapter issues for the Board at this time.