2001-2002 Annual Report

September 2001 - August 2002

2001-2002 Chapter President Laverne Simoneaux
2002-2003 Chapter President Dennis Tucker
Chapter's Officers' Terms begin in July and end in June.
Number of ACRL National Chapter Members:  195
Dates of meetings and programs in coming year: Annual Meeting, October 28-29, 2002
Independent Date of Incorporation 07/22/1998
State in which Chapter is incorporated Louisiana

The Louisiana Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries
facilitates professional development activities through our annual conference held in the
fall. This conference held jointly with the LOUIS (Louisiana Online University
Information System) Users Conference brings in members and potential members from
all over the state. In the fall of 2002, the Vice President/ President Elect, Laverne
Simoneaux, planned the program and conference held in Hammond, Louisiana on
October 25 and 26. The conference theme, 2001: An Information Odyssey, included
an address by keynote speaker, Patricia Iannuzzi-- "Exploring New Roles for Librarians:
the Information Literacy Odyssey." Additionally, members were encouraged to take
part in the conference through contributed sessions and discussions geared towards
academic librarians and their concerns. (See attached materials.)

The Louisiana Chapter is especially proud of its efforts to increase membership.
We are now at an all time high of 221 members. Our very effective Academic
Institution Liaison Program has been the key. Each academic institution has an
identified ACRL-LA Liaison who serves on the Membership Committee. These liaisons
make contacts with faculty and staff at each institution to promote membership and
remind National Members that they are automatically members of the state chapter.
The membership form is online which makes it easy for members to renew. This form
is found at
ACRL Membership Form

This spring at the Midwinter Conference in New Orleans our chapter with the
help of members, Ed Rock and J.B. Hill, sponsored a pre-conference workshop on
Friday, January 18th at Tulane University. The workshop, Creating a Continuous
Assessment Environment in Academic Libraries: Practical Application of the Standards
for College Libraries, 2000 Edition, was presented by Bill Nelson and Bob Fernekes.
Information about this pre-conference can be found at
All profits from this conference were dedicated to an Information Literacy Workshop for
members to be held this year.

The Louisiana Chapter of ACRL actively represents the state's academic
libraries. Its leadership continues to innovate and offer outstanding programs for its