Newsletter Committee Minutes
January 10, 2004
Present: Terri Miller (Michigan State), Tatiana Barr (Florida),
Jackie Byrd (Indiana), Sandra Levy (Chicago), Janice Pilch (Illinois)
Terri Miller reported that Newsletter will continue regardless of what
decisions are made about the future of SEES. It is a very solvent
operation, one that ACRL is committed to support, even if SEES should
merge with WESS.
Terri reported that the Newsletter's surplus funds enabled SEES to give
$200 to the SEES librarians attending the Frankfurt book fair in order to
help them have internet access at the ACRL booth. The librarians who
benefited from this agreed to write an article for the Newsletter about
the book fair in return.
Terri requested $1000 from ACRL for the 2004 Newsletter, which was
granted. Newsletter surplus money will easily cover the remaining costs.
The last Newsletter was nearly completely funded by ACRL, with SEES having
to contribute only $50.00 for postage. It was suggested that we look into
using better archival paper for the publication, in order to use up some
of surplus money. Terri will check to see if the paper we are currently
using is preservation quality.
About 425 copies of the last Newsletter were printed: mailed were 225 to
SEES members (including corporate members), 138 for other subscriptions,
and 50 for exchange copies.
In preparation for issue #20 to be published this spring, the discussion
included the following issues:
- Which library should be featured? A Florida library would be
good, but Tatiana was having difficulty getting a commitment from one.
- The library of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York was also
- Suggested articles included:
- Frankfurt Book Fair
- Crimean Trip
- Kosovo Trip
- ABSEES and Ebsco
- ABC letters
- Plans for SEES future
- Slavic Librarians Workshop report
- SEES minutes (Toronto and San Diego)
- AAASS minutes
- SEEMP minutes
- Deadline for committee members to submit their sections is the 1st
week of February
- Another digitized poster from the Stanford website will be used
for the cover
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
Last updated 5/18/04