OBS-SIS - Sample Cover Letter and Ballot

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[Cover letter to accompany ballot and candidate bios]

American Association of Law Libraries
Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section

To: Members of OBS-SIS
From: Ismael Gullon
Secretary/Treasurer OBS-SIS
Date: December 19, 1997
Re: Nominees for office, 1998-99

Listed below is the slate of nominees for offices of OBS-SIS for the 1998-99 year, which was submitted to OBS Chair Jacqueline R. Paul by the Nominating Committee, Susan Roach, Chair. Our hearty thanks to the Committee for their fine work and to those members accepting nomination.

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT:

Anna Belle Leiserson
Collection Development Librarian and Law School Webmaster
Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt University

Brian Striman
Head of Technical Services and Catalog Librarian
Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE:

Betty Roeske
Technical Services Librarian
Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, Illinois

Marla Schwartz
Chief, Acquisitions and Serials Department
Washington College of Law Library, American University, Washington, DC


CANDIDATES FOR VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR ELECT

Anna Belle Leiserson, Collection Development Librarian and Law School Webmaster, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt University

Positions Held: Acquisitions Librarian, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt University, 1984-1996; Librarian, West Tennessee Legal Services, Jackson, TN, 1980-1983; Librarian, Middlesex County House of Correction and Jail, Billerica, MA, 1978-1980.

Activities: Editor and founder of AcqWeb, a World Wide Web site for Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarians, 1994-present; TSLL Editorial Board, Member,1995-1997; Coordinated Vanderbilt Law Library's implementation of Librarian of the AALL, 1995-1997; Coordinated Vanderbilt Law Library's implementation of NOTIS Horizon, 1994; ACQNET's Board, Ex-officio Member, 1995-present; Editor of Automatome, newsletter of the Automation & Scientific Development Special Interest Section of AALL, 1990-92; AALL's Committee on Relations with Information Vendors, Chair and Member, 1991-92; AALL and its Southeastern Chapter (SEAALL), American Library Association, Computers in Libraries, and the Charleston Conference, Speaker.

Recent Publications: "Outsourcing Revisited : What are Recent Events Telling Us?" with Jack Montgomery in Trends in Law Library Management and Technology v.8:no.5 (1997:Sept/Oct); "A Day in a Life of a Collecting and Wired Librarian" in Law Library Journal v.89:no.2

(1997:Spring); "AcqWeb : Book-Buying in the Age of the Internet" in Library Hi Tech v.15:no.3-4(1997).

 

Brian Striman, Head of Technical Services and Catalog Librarian Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

Positions held: Cataloging Librarian, Creighton University Law Library, 1978-1982; Pre-Order Searching Library Assistant (Graduate Assistantship), University of Missouri-Columbia Ellis Library, 1977-1978.

Activities: AALL - Member since 1986; ALA - Member since 1987; Nebraska Library Association - Member since 1983; Mid-America Association of Law Libraries - Member since 1982; TSLL Executive Board, Member, 1993-present; TSLL Column Co-editor for the Research and Publications column ,1993-present; OBS/TS SIS Joint Research Grant Committee, Chair, July 1997-present; Joint Research Roundtable, Co-moderator/Co-coordinator, 1992-present;

panelist and presenter at several educational programs at AALL annual meetings since 1986; panelist and presenter at several annual meetings of MAALL (Mid-America Association of Law Libraries) since 1989; Chair of two TS/SIS Special Task Force groups since 1996; TS/SIS, Secretary, 1986; TS/SIS Nominating Committee, Chair, 1995; Innovative Law Users Group,

Chair, 1992-1993; NEBASE Advisory Council, Chair, 1996-present; AALL Committee on Research, Member, 1993-1994.

Publications: "Getting a Handle on Computer Software Materials: CDS and Diskettes for Serials: Part 1: Developing a Plan" 28 Nebraska Association Quarterly Spring (1997); Part 2: "What to do When they Arrive" 28 Nebraska Association Quarterly Fall (1997); "Internet Resources for Law" 56 College and Research Libraries News 18 (1995); "Nebraska State Documents Bibliography" AALL Annual State Documents Bibliography (1988); "A Day in my Law Library Life--Runaway Time Machine" 89 Law Library Journal 216 (1997).


CANDIDATES FOR MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Betty Roeske, Technical Services Librarian, Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, Illinois

Positions Held: Technical Services Librarian, Schiff Hardin & Waite, 1988-95; Assistant Law Librarian for Serials, Computers, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loans, Ohio Northern University Law Library, 1983-88; Practicum in Original Cataloging, Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN., May-June 1983; Graduate Library Assistant, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Library, Bloomington, IN., 1982-83; Serials Librarian and Acting Head of Circulation, Valparaiso University Law Library, Valparaiso, IN., 1979-82; Acquisition Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Indiana University Northwest Library, Gary, IN., 1976-79.

Activities: AALL - Member, since 1983; Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries - Member since 1983; Indiana Library Association - Member since 1975; TS-SIS, Listserv Owner, 1997-present; TS/SIS Member at Large, 1996-98; Private Law Librarians, Technical Services Roundtable, Chairperson, 1995-to present; TS/SIS Exchange of Duplicates, Chairperson, 1993-95; CALL: Union List of Serials, Chairperson, 1990-91; ORALL: Union List of Serials, Chairperson, 1988; Union List of Serials Committee, Member, 1983-88; Placement Committee, Member, 1984-86; OHIONET Interlibrary Loan Advisory Council, Member, 1984-88; OHIONET Interlibrary Loan Advisory Council, Secretary, 1986-88; Chicago Association of Law Libraries, Member, 1988-present; Ad Hoc Committee for State of Ohio Union List (SOUL), Member, 1986-88.

 

Marla Schwartz, Chief, Acquisitions and Serials Department, Washington College of Law Library, American University, Washington, DC

Positions Held: Serials Librarian, Washington College of Law Library, American University, 1988-1990; Serials Librarian, George Mason University Library, 1985-1988; Technical Services Librarian, The Urban Institute, 1984-1985; Assistant Head of Serials, George Washington

University Library, 1985-1988; Technical Services Librarian, The Urban Institute, 1984-1985; Assistant Head of Serials, George Washington University Library, 1976-1984; Cataloger, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974-1976.

Activities: AALL: OBS-SIS Local Systems Committee, 1992-present; TS-SIS Acquisitions

Committee, 1991-1992; Committee on Relations with Information Vendors, 1992-1994; Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., Nominations Committee Chair, 1995/96; Treasurer, 1993/94; Assistant Treasurer, 1992/93; Academic Special Interest Section ,President, 1991/92;

Vice-President, 1990/91. ALA: ALCTS: Acquisitions Section Research and Statistics Committee, 1996-1998; Serials Section Acquisitions Committee Chair, 1997/98, Member, 1996-1998, 1992-1994; Serials Section Education Committee Chair, 1991/92, Member, 1990/92,

Intern, 1987-1990; Association of American Publishers (AAP)/ALCTS Joint Committee, 1992-1996; Library Administration and Management Association Intern, 1987-1990; Association of American Publishers (AAP)/ALCTS Joint Committee, 1992-1996; Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Systems and Services Section, Acquisitions Systems Committee, 1993-1997. District of Columbia Library Association: Director-at-Large,

1997-1999. North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG): Task Force to Study Cooperative Efforts, 1997-1998; Evaluation and Assessment Committee, 1995-1997.

Publications: "Open Forum on Acquisitions Research and Statistics," Serials Review 23, no. 2 (Summer 1997): 84-85; "Book Review: Directory of Law-Related CD-ROMs 1993," CRIV Sheet 15, no.3 (June 1993); Technical Services Law Librarian Acquisitions Column Co-Editor, 1997-present; Law Library Lights, "Selected New Serials" column, 1989-1996. Forthcoming:

"Integrating the Internet into Law Library Serials Acquisitions," The Acquisitions Librarian.

Presentations: "Managing Acquisitions in a Changing Environment," AALL Advanced Acquisitions Workshop, July 20, 1995; "I Post, Therefore I Am: Personal Viewpoints on the Internet," LLSDC Academic SIS, December 7, Advanced Acquisitions Workshop, July 20, 1995; "I Post, Therefore I Am: Personal Viewpoints on the Internet," LLSDC Academic SIS, December 7, 1993; "Automatic Invoice Processing," Innovative Interfaces Users' Workshop, LLSDC, October 5, 1989.


American Association of Law Libraries

Online Bibliographic Services
Special Interest Section


1998 BALLOT

 

VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT (vote for one)

[ ] Anna Belle Leiserson

Collection Development Librarian and Law School Webmaster

Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt University

[ ] Brian Striman

Head of Technical Services and Catalog Librarian

Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE (vote for one)

[ ] Betty Roeske

Technical Services Librarian

Katten Muchin & & Zavis, Chicago, Illinois

[ ] Marla Schwartz

Chief, Acquisition and Serials Department

Washington College of Law Library, American University, Washington DC

 

Place the ballot in the small envelope marked "Official Ballot" and seal the envelope.

Place stamp on the envelope and return ballot by MAY 1, 1998.