SEES Newsletter Committee
June 28, 1998, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Present: Sandra Levy (U of Chicago), Terri Tickle (U of Illinois),
Sara Berghausen (U of Texas-Austin), Patricia Thurston (U of Illinois),
Kay Sinnema (Duke U), Julie Swann, (U of Nebraska-Lincoln), Richard
Fitzsimmons, Secretary (Penn State)
There were fourteen (14) persons in attendance.
Sandra Levy, chair, convened the meeting at 9:35AM. An Agenda was
Minutes of the New Orleans meeting of January 11, 1998 were approved
The SEES Newsletter #14 has been distributed; it was 90pp long! It was
later than usual due to Minutes from various sources (Secretary unable to
attend all meetings), and other factors.
The financial report has been given to Brad Schaffner (U of Kansas);
ACRL is still financially supporting the Newsletter ($1,080.),
which is approximately $50. more than usual. The Newsletter account
balance is $793., to be augmented a bit by future sales. This balance
gives the Section money to produce one (1) newsletter.
Regarding Newsletter #15 (1999):
Deadline must be firmly established and adhered to by all. Editing takes
multiple readings by three (3) people at three (3) different locations.
All of April is needed for proofreading; final corrected proofs must be to
the printer by May 1 of each year. Julie Swann needs all
information by very early in March, with just last tidbits, if any, to
follow and be fit in the formatted manuscript.
It was noted that in special columns it is best to have Julie do the
Jane Scales (Washington) can not continue on the Committee; Molly
Molloy is no longer an ALA or SEES member.
Kay Sinnema will be doing news from the U.S., Canada, and perhaps
All other persons will be continuing with present assignments; any
volunteers would be welcome.
1. Is the Newsletter getting too long?
2. Consider adjusting margins, but keep enough white for eye appeal.
3. Are reports too detailed? Or maybe repetitive?
4. Providing reports early allows editors to make decisions.
5. "Libraries in Profile" - feature small libraries
6. Is cost ($6.00) reasonable?
7. Don't need 1.5 hours for the Newsletter committee meeting.
The meeting adjourned by unanimous consent at 10:10AM.
--Minutes submitted by Richard Fitzsimmons.
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