Program Committee Minutes
January 19, 2002
Sandra Levy (Chicago), Mischa Buczkowski (Oregon), Jackie Byrd
(Indiana), Jared Ingersoll (Columbia), Terri Miller (Michigan State),
Mary Jane Petrowski (ACRL), Marek Sroka (Illinois), Kay Sinnema (Duke),
Susan Summer (Columbia)
Minutes: The minutes of the June 2001 meeting were approved.
Program for Atlanta, 2002 conference: Sandra Levy reported that
the program was approved and that the temporary description and the title
has been approved. However, the topic as original discussed at the San
Francisco conference has been revised. The originally topic, "What to Do
When You Don't Have a Subject Specialist", needs to be expanded to include
the situation where a library does have a subject specialist but the
specialist needs to collect in areas beyond his/her specialty. For
example, if a library has a Slavic specialist with great expertise in
Czech, that person may also have to serve faculty and student needs in
Polish, Bulgarian, etc. The title has been changed to "How Do You Handle
It When Your Library Doesn't Support the Need of Your Faculty and
Students?" Sandra will send a revised description of the program on the
Sandra is also requesting that ACRL move the program from the "Recruitment
& Staff Development" track to the one for "Services & Programs".
Speakers will need to be identified soon. Someone from the Univ. of
Illinois Slavic Reference staff will be a speaker. Sandra also has 2
possible speakers to choose from to represent a library that lacks a
Slavic specialist. She is looking for either a faculty member from an
institution that lacks a specialist or a speaker from ILL at an
institution lacking a specialist.
Sandra reported that there is some funding for the program for travel or
an honorarium for a non-librarian.
A discussion on how to advertise the program identified ACRL, Slavlibs,
and listservs for collection development, reference, and other area
studies groups, including WESS, as possible ways to advertise the
Program for Toronto 2003 program: Committee members for planning
this program include Jared Ingersoll, chair, Mischa Buczkowski, Terri
Miller, and Janice Pilch. The topic for the program will be "Square
Peg--Slavic Collections within General Collections". Plans are to cover
the mainstreaming of processing Slavic materials and the lack of
specialization in cataloging, acquisitions, etc. Some possible speakers
were identified for the program.
Sandra Levy suggested co-sponsorship with other sections for advertising
Terri Miller reported that 2003 is the 40th anniversary of SEES.
Some possible ways of celebrating the anniversary were discussed.
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
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