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Executive Committee Minutes
June 25, 2005
Present: Janice Pilch (Illinois), Diana Brooking (Washington),
Jackie Byrd (Indiana), John DeSantis (Dartmouth), Joanna Dyla (Stanford),
Beth Feinberg (UCLA), Inna Gudanets (Stanford), Soobum Kim (Stanford), Pat
Kreitz (ACRL), Sandra Levy (Chicago), Terri Miller (Michigan State), Dan
Pennell (Pittsburgh), Mary Jane Petrowski (ACRL), Brad Schaffner
(Harvard), Lydia Wasylenko (Syracuse)
- Minutes: The minutes of the Boston Midwinter Conference
meeting in 2005 were approved as submitted.
- Committee Reports:
- Newsletter Committee: Terri Miller reported that Newsletter
#21 was mailed out via a bulk mailing. The budget is in good shape. The
committee will meet virtually for Midwinter.
- Program Planning Committee: Janice Pilch reported that the
SEES-WESS sponsored program, "Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts: East &
West," is all set for Monday, June 27th. There is no program planned for
2006, but we can plan one for 2007, if we like.
- Automated Bibliographical Control Committee: Inna Gudanets
reported on the ABC meeting, including:
- CC:DA: The committee will have a new liaison from CC:DA.
Diana Brooking, Andy Spencer, and Jackie Byrd have volunteered to provide input
into the drafts of RDA as they become available. Joanna Dyla also
volunteered, as time permits.
- Review of Slavic Cataloging Manual: There will be a systematic
review of the Slavic Cataloging Manual to identify inaccuracies and broken
- Next Year's Committee: Brenda Carter will be chair next year.
- Access and Preservation Committee: Brad Schaffner requested
that those who have suggestions for the SEES Webpage
Cathy Zeljak (email@example.com) directly. Janice Pilch reported that the new
wording of the SEES by-laws needs to be reflected on the web page.
- Membership: Janice Pilch reported that SEES membership was up
14.15%, from 212 to 242 from last year.
Janice thanked Gordon Anderson for representing SEES at the ACRL
Conference in Minneapolis in April, where he gave a 50-word statement
about our organization.
Janet passed around copies of the newly redesigned SEES brochure which
have been made available to new and reinstated SEES members, at the ACRL
conference, and the ACRL table at ALA conferences.
- Follow-up on June 2004 Program on "Library Catalogs and Non-Roman
Scripts": Terri Miller reported on her assignment made at the Boston
Midwinter conference earlier this year after expressions of interest
during the AAASS Conference in November of 2004. With the implementation
of Cyrillic script cataloging on OCLC in a few weeks, it was decided that
no further work on this issue was needed.
- Virtual Meetings: The following decisions regarding virtual
meetings were made for the Midwinter Conference in San Antonio in 2006:
- The Newsletter Committee will have a virtual meeting
- The Access and Preservation Committee will not have a virtual
- The Automated Bibliographic Control Committee has not yet decided
- When having a virtual meeting, it is important to follow the ACRL
guidelines for virtual meetings on the ACRL Virtual Meeting FAQ at:
- ACRL Report: Pat Kreitz reported on ACRL developments,
- Strategic Plan: The Board is using the Strategic Plan to shape
the organization. Committees are being established for publications,
members, budget, and professional development to coordinate these
activities in the organization and advise the Board.
- Environmental Scan: The Environmental Scan from an few years
ago is being looked at to determine whether the same issues are still the
important ones. ACRL wants to identify what to focus on in FY 2006 &
2007. There will be action plan forms Sections to use to let the Board
know how you are meeting strategic objectives. Action plan forms are due
August 15th, 2005 for actions you plan as a Section in 2006 and 2007. For
FY2006, $50,000 has been set aside for new initiatives. If the Section
wishes to ask for money for a new initiative for FY2006, please be sure to
submit the action plan by August 15th.
- Virtual Conference: In the spring of 2006, ACRL will have a
2-day virtual conference, preceded by a call for participation. The
organization is responding to input calling for both an annual national
conference and a less expensive conference. The virtual conference will
be offered in the years when the actual conference is not meeting. It is
hoped that registration can be kept around or below $200 per person.
- Meeting Times: In response to a question from Janice, Mary
Petrowski responded that a section chair can announce meeting times when
(s)he requests the times from ACRL. This will allow attendees to make
plane reservations early and get a good fare.
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
Last updated 12/02/05