Chair Ruth Hill called the meeting to order at 7:13 a.m.
- Secretary/ Treasurer's Report - Beth Smith
The minutes of the 2000 Business Meeting were approved as posted in the Fall
The balance in the Section's account is $16,943.99. This figure does not reflect
costs associated with the Minneapolis conference or the Summer 2001 newsletter.
During the Spring election, Merle Slyhoff was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
and Bonnie Koneski-White was elected to the Executive Board. A motion was made
and seconded for the Secretary to destroy the ballots.
- Chair's Report - Ruth Hill
Ruth thanked the committees for their hard work this year. She thanked Tory
Trotta (Immediate Past Chair) and Paul George (Member at Large) for serving
on the Executive Committee this year.
Ruth announced the Section's programs, roundtables and events to be held in
Minneapolis. She thanked LEXIS-NEXIS for supporting the Section's luncheon.
Ruth congratulated Frank Houdek, the second recipient of the Hicks Award. Frank
will be honored at the Section's reception on Tuesday night. Ruth thanked BNA,
who is sponsoring the reception.
- Committee Reports
- Awards Committee - Merle Slyhoff
Merle thanked the members who submitted nominations for the Hicks Award. An
announcement will be made soon requesting nominations for next year's Hicks
Merle announced that the Executive Board approved the concept of an ALL-SIS
Outstanding Article Award, but that some of the details of the award still need
to be worked out. The first Outstanding Article Award will be given out next
year. February 15, 2002, will be the deadline for nominations for that award.
Ruth Hill thanked the Awards Committee and former Chair Tory Trotta for her
work with the Section's awards.
- CONALL - Kumar Percy
The committee had a table in the CONELL Marketplace. Kumar announced a program
on professional growth for newer academic law librarians and a roundtable on
- Newsletter - Shaun Esposito
There were three issues of the Section's newsletter this year. Shaun thanked
Leah Sandwell-Weiss for putting the newsletter on the Section's web site.
- Education - Tim Coggins
Tim handed out summaries of programs proposed for the 2002 annual meeting.
- Strategic Planning - Larry Myers
Larry announced a strategic planning roundtable to be held on Tuesday.
- Bylaws - Mary Hood
Mary read a proposed amendment to sections 3 and 4 of the bylaws regarding
succession. After comments from members, Mary announced that the proposal would
be sent back to the bylaws committee for further work.
- Nominations - Susan Lewis-Somers
Susan thanked Anna Teller, who also served on the Nominations Committee this
year. She announced the four candidates who ran for office this year. She thanked
the newsletter editor for publishing an announcement of the election and the
- Public Relations - Bonnie Koneski-White
Bonnie bought items for the Section's Activity Table in the Exhibit Hall. She
announced that the committee is changing the Section's brochure.
- Roundtables/Special Projects
- CALI Research Project - Kit Kreilick
Kit announced that the topic grid for this project is available on the CALI
web site. Proposals for exercises should be submitted to CALI. The next deadline
for proposals is September 1, 2001. Training on CALI web authoring software
will be held on Monday.
- Continuing Status/Tenure - Leah Sandwell-Weiss
On behalf of chair Susan Phillips, Leah announced a roundtable on continuing
status and tenure to be held on Tuesday.
- Dialog with Vendors - Rosalie Sanderson
The Dialog with Vendors roundtable will be held tomorrow. Ideas for next year's
roundtable should be submitted to incoming chair Nancy McMurrer.
- Librarian Exchange Project - Rich Leiter
Rich described the librarian exchange project, where an academic law librarian
visits a law firm library. He announced that a firm and an academic law library
in Southern California are working on an exchange. PLL-SIS and ALL-SIS will
form a working group to work out the details of this project.
- Other Business
Rita Reusch reported on a new AALL special committee, the Future of Law Libraries
in a Digital Age. She asked for input from members on how current trends are
affecting our libraries.
- Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect's Report - Rosalie Sanderson
Ruth Hill passed the gavel to Rosalie Sanderson.
Rosalie encouraged participation in the Librarian Exchange Project.
She announced that she appointed Tim Coggins as Education Chair for the 2002
Rebecca Trammell of Barry University will host the 2002 ALL-SIS reception.
Rosalie announced the following initiatives for next year: a task force for
library support for law journals to be headed by Paul George; a task force on
resources for collection development to be headed by Margie Axtmann; and an
advanced legal research web sourcebook to be headed by Wendy Scott.
Rosalie adjourned the meeting.