Bradley Schaffner, SEES chairperson, convened the meeting and presided. An Agenda was distributed.
Fourteen members of SEES were present.
Tatiana G. Barr discussed the 1999 conference program, "The Impact of American Librarianship on Libraries of Post-Communist Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Balkans in the 1990s." Two possible plans for speakers are being investigated. Speakers will present balance among areas, institutions, experiences, gender and age.
SEES membership is stable; letters have been sent to new members, welcoming them and encouraging them to attend SEES meetings.
Each year it becomes harder to schedule SEES meetings and the perennial question arises: "Can the Membership meeting and the Executive meeting be combined, thus eliminating a second meeting?" It was pointed out that the agendae are similar. If a combined meeting is effected, it would mean one less meeting; The Section is small and the same core of persons attends both. ACRL is assuming we have two constituencies; however, years of experience has proven SEES has but one, common core group attending. Upon the motion of Grazyna Slanda, seconded by Jared Ingersoll-Casey, the membership voted unanimously to combine future Membership and Executive committee meetings.
There was no further business. The meeting concluded by acclamation at 6:05 p.m.
--Minutes submitted by Richard Fitzsimmons.
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