Continuing Education Committee
January 16, 2000
Present: Joanna Dyla (Stanford), Mischa Buczkowski (Oregon), Patricia
Thurston (Yale), Terri Tickle (MSU), Cathy Zeljak (GWU), Beth Feinberg
Dyla read the Committee charge; minutes were read aloud by Tickle and then
approved (with some corrections) by the group.
Dyla read draft of a letter to send to directors of library schools. The
letter gives an overview of the Committee. The Committee agreed to send
the letter by email and regular mail. The Committee revised the letter
some, and added the URL for the SEES homepage. The Committee agreed the
letter should also be posted to Slavlibs.
Mentor program: The Committee agreed that it will ask for a volunteer
mentor after an interested student has written to the Committee.
Dyla asked Committee members to think about new program ideas. Dyla also
suggested the Programming Committee work with another committee on a
rotating basis. This would distribute the responsibilities of organizing
the annual program, as well as create variety in programming.
New ideas for committee: the Committee could profile Slavic collections
for educational purposes, then add these profiles to the SEES website. The
profiles could include unique collections at various institutions. Another
suggestion was to focus ALA annual programs geographically to the ALA
location. The Committee could organize a trip to a library or museum over
the conference. This idea was supported also because speakers would be
local. The Committee agreed to discuss these ideas further in Chicago.
Dyla reported that all Continuing Education appointments expire in 2001,
and encouraged people to ask around for potential members in their local
institutions and at ALA Chicago.
Meeting adjourned at 10:40 A.M.
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