Continuing Education Committee Minutes
July 8, 2000
Present: Joanna Dyla (Stanford), Janice Pilch (Illinois-UC), Tatiana Barr
(Florida), Diana Greene (NYU), Misha Buczkowski (Oregon), Sandra Levy
(Chicago), Inna Gudanets (Stanford), Patricia Thurston (Yale), Marek Sroka
(Illinois-UC), Terri Miller (MSU), Grazyna Slanda (Harvard), Kristin
Johnson (Harvard), Beth Feinberg (UCLA).
Minutes from January 2000 were read aloud and approved.
Mentor program: Dyla corrected the SEES letter sent to library schools
with ALA accredited programs; there was no response to this letter. Dyla
asked if we should continue with the mentor program since there was no
response to the letter. Thurston asked if it should be posted on main page
of the SEES website. Dyla thought that would be a good idea.
Thurston reported that she has spoken with several professors, they know
of graduate students who may end up in library school; this may a source
for the SEES mentor program.
Buczkowki added that there are not a lot of entry-level positions in
Slavic. Dyla suggested that perhaps the timing is not right, Thurston
added it might be better to advertise in the Fall.
Pilch volunteered to put together a list of Slavic and East European
Studies centers located at institutions where there is a library school.
Dyla will send the SEES letter to Pilch after she has compiled this list.
Slanda said it's a good idea to send the letter to these centers to tap
academic and native skills.
The group then discussed the 2001 San Francisco program. The focus will be
the local Slavic community and Slavic collections in the Bay Area. Dyla
contacted an archivist at Hoover, Buczkowski spoke with Allan Urbanic.
Committee membership: all memberships expire in 2001, membership forms
need to be sent to Sandra Levy.
Professional activities: Thurston reported on her two trips to Romania in
Spring 2000; Levy reported on the Illinois-UC Slavic librarians workshop.
Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
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