Minutes of the ACRL/LA -
October 23, 1998
Minutes of the ACRL/LA Chapter Executive Board
Meeting held Friday, October 23, 1998, at the Sims Memorial Library on
the Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond, Louisiana,
from 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Attendance: Nancy Khoury, Eric Johnson, Angela Reaux, David Duggar
Coffee and donuts were provided.
ACRL Legislative Liaison:
No report received
Report received. Kathie Bordelon still working on the archives.
Constitution & Bylaws:
Report received. Judy Irvin had no amendments or other changes for the
Chapter's constitution and bylaws after the massive revamping last year.
Report received. Normally the directory comes out every two years in
the Fall but we have changed the Chapter's time line in changing the
membership year from January-December to July-June. Janette Griffin
could have the 1999 Directory ready for the February workshop or the
LLA conference in March. It was decided to aim for LLA in March in
Baton Rouge, giving her more time and the Chapter time to clear out the
inventory of the 1997 Directory. Also consider selling the 1999
Directory at the ALA conference in June 1999 in New Orleans.
Report received. Anna Burns notes that there are many programs planned
for what appears to be a very informative conference. The breakfast of
the Academic/ACRL Breakfast business meeting will not occur this year,
as the cost was prohibitive for a breakfast. The joint business meeting
presently does not have a fixed day and time.
Report received. Rebecca Malek-Wiley was e-mailing out copies of the
current ACRL/La Chapter membership list (David had print-out of it at
the meeting). It is current through September 1998. At the July
meeting, we had 184 members (167 personal members). Since then only 6
new members (2 National, 3 State, 1 Student) have joined and only 7 (4
National, 2 State, 1 Student) have renewed. The question of when to
drop non-renewed members was raised by Rebecca. The suggestion from the
Board was to send renewal reminders to the State and Student members
(not National members) and to drop all non-renewed members as of
December 31, 1998 from the membership list.
No report received.
No report. A discussion was had on when to do the next newsletter. The
last one was this Spring. The next one should be mailed out the first
week of January and contain, besides reports and letters from Chapter
officers/committees, the registration form for the Chapter Program in
February and information on the Chapter meeting at LLA in March.
Nominations and Elections:
A discussion on time line for nominations and holding the election of
officers for the 1999-2000 year and whether this could be done in time
to have the results announced in March at LLA. It was felt that this
was possible. Eric Johnson, Vice-President/President-Elect, will
appoint the committee to start seeking candidates.
Report received. David Cargill had nothing to report at this time.
Report received. Angela is distributing membership forms at LSU SLIS
and asking faculty to mention the Chapter and encourage students to
attend the Chapter's Program in February.
Report received. David Duggar reported that we received $110 in
Reimbursement from National ACRL this year. Question was asked if we
wanted to make a donation to the SLIS Scholarship Fund again. Decision
to wait until after the February program before deciding. Financially
we are great and are only $300 under our closing balance from December
31, 1997 (great considering we did not hold a program during the 1998
calendar year). Our balance as of October 22, 1998, is $2,606.14.
Eric Johnson passed out a map of the University Center where the
program will be held and schedule for the program. Eleven proposals
were received. One was declined as it was felt the survey for which the
paper would cover might not be completed by the program date. That
person was asked to resubmit for presentation next year. Two others
were similar in nature and so asked to combine, giving Nine
presentations for the symposium. None of the presentations address
Technical Services (one area of the library without any coverage).
Nancy Khoury will do the welcome turning over to Eric Johnson for
facility and intro to the keynote speaker. Charles Kratz is the Keynote
speaker. There will be a fifteen minute break between each of the four
sessions with presentations falling as such: 2, 3, 2, 2. A program on
Stress and Humor will be given during the lunch. The menu is being
decided. Registrations prices are currently $12 for chapter members and
$15 for non-members. Pre-registrations must be postmarked by January
29, 1999. All registrations will go to SLU. Parking tags, campus travel
information/map, and the last of the 1997 Directories will be mailed
out to registrants. Eric will send in a notice about the symposium to
College & Research Libraries News (as the October issue listed many
of the Chapters' meeting dates and locations). The Chapter Symposium is
scheduled for February 26, 1999, at SLU in Hammond from 9:00 a.m. -
3:30 p.m. Papers for each presentation are to be submitted again to the
Report received. Sue Forrest reported that responses to the request for
Proposals for the ACRL Incentive Grant was poor. Only one proposal was
received for the Louisiana Council of Teachers of English and was
presented in October. The presenter reported that attendance was small.
Only one other proposal was received and will be presented at both the
Louisiana Historic Association and Louisiana Academy of Sciences
meetings in February and March 1999. It was asked if papers from these
presentations could be written and submitted to the LLA Bulletin. That
might help generate ideas for proposals if future grants/programs
funded. A more detailed report on the Incentive Grant will be added to
the agenda for the LLA meeting.
Nancy Khoury reported that we are incorporated as of July 2, 1998. She
submitted a report to ACRL but nothing for the Chapter appeared in the
Fall issue of Chapter Topics. She will send something directly to them
for the next issue. The web page for the Chapter is working fine. There
is a link to the Chapter's web page from the National web page. We need
to look at having a link from our web page to the National web page and
also a link to the LLA web page and from the LLA web page to our web
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.
David Duggar, Secretary
October 26, 1998