ACRL-Oregon Board Meeting
July 21, 2000
Pacific University

The following minutes of the ACRL-Oregon Board Meeting are provided for informational purposes only. This is not intended to be a formal report.

Attending: Anne Christie, Lynda Larremore, Linda Cochran, Charlie Piquet,Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon, Sara Brownmiller, Teresa Montgomery, Heather Ward, Barbara Valentine, Anne Fox. Cat Finney joined us by speaker phone.

The members of the old and new board introduced themselves. Anne Christie thanked outgoing board members and presented gifts to them. Anne thanked Lynda Larremore for hosting the meeting at Pacific University Library. The minutes of the past meeting were approved. Anne presented a budget report.

Anne Fox discussed the membership project. She is compiling a list of librarians who are employed at academic libraries in Oregon. She will compare this list to our membership list and send a letter and membership (OLA) form to librarians who are not members encouraging them to join. A draft of the letter was presented and comments given.

Two UO librarians, Colleen Bell and Juanita Benedicto, requested funds from OLA to establish a web site for new librarians nationwide. Anne Christie suggested the Academic Division (ACRL-OR) might want to support this request. The board agreed that Anne would indicate the Academic Division's support for this project at the August 7th/8th OLA Board meeting. If OLA decides to support the project but not with the full amount the Academic Division will contribute $200. If the Board decides not to support the project, the Academic Division will still contribute $200. In any case, Anne will write a letter to Colleen and Juanita on behalf of the Academic Division Board congratulating them on this visionary project and to let them know of our support.

Menucha 2000

Anne reported that speakers are lined up and other plans going well. We discussed details of the schedule and program. Expenses were discussed, and it was agreed to charge $95 for registration this year. Anne reported that we have received $1000. donation from Ebsco. We are also asking several other possible donors. Lynda Larremore is in charge of local arrangements. We are having square dancing on Thursday evening and will have live music for it. Party refreshments are being planned by new Board members. Registration information will be mailed soon.

OLA Spring Conference

We usually plan a pre-conference, an evening reception, and several programs. Other groups with whom we might co-sponsor events include LIRT, RRT, Tech Services RT, and the Public Library Division.

Anne has asked for a speaker from the ACRL national speakers bureau. We hope to get Mary Reichel to speak on scholarly publishing and possible plan a pre-conference around her. We might also ask her to present in one of the program slots as well. Anne will follow up.

Janet Webster had suggested to Anne that we might want to sponsor a dinner/fund raiser at a nearby seafood restaurant. Anne will check with Janet for details, but this would probably replace our evening reception.

Program ideas included:

  • E-books, such as Netlibrary, - possibly co-sponsor with Tech Serv RT - Sarah Beasley (contacted after the meeting) agreed to be the point person.

  • Information literacy standards - ALA recently published - work with LIRT - Charlie, Janeanne and Cat will look into this ides.

  • Digitizion projects, large and small - Teresa and Sara will look into this idea.

  • Librarians as advocates in the legislative process - tie in with CORE - check with Tom Stave - Heather will look into this idea.

  • Creativity in the workplace - learning to take risks - Lynda and Barbara will look into this idea.

Point persons will report back by August 30 and proposals will need to be into the OLA Conference Program Committee by the end of September.

A few other ideas were discussed as was the idea from last year of having a poster session.

The OLA Conference is March 28-30 in Seaside. National ACRL is March 15-18 in Denver, CO.

The Division's by-laws need updating and revising. This item was tabled for future action.


Reported by Anne Fox, Western Oregon University