The section kicked off the 2002 Annual Meeting with the traditional
TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception at the Orlando Convention Center.
The Executive Board of OBS-SIS for 2002/03 consisted of Mary Jane
Kelsey, Chair; Kevin Butterfield, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect; Ismael
Gullon, Past Chair; Richard Jost, Secretary/Treasurer; Judith A.
Vaughan-Sterling and Ruth Funabiki, members-at-large.
The committee chairs were Kevin Butterfield, Education; George
Prager, Local Systems; Ellen McGrath, Nominations; Michael Maben,
OCLC; Brian Quigley, RLIN; and Anne Myers, Web Advisory. Eloise
Vondruska chaired the Joint Research Grant Committee and Chris Long
served as Research Roundtable Coordinator. Susan Goldner served
her second year as MARBI representative. Mary Jane Kelsey served
as Chair of the Education Committee for Seattle (2003) and Kevin
Butterfield continues to serve as chair for Boston (2004).
In her TSLL column, the Chair continued to advance the OBS Strategic
Directions particularly Education and Communication. In response
to the West challenge grant, OBS donated $200, 12% of its income,
to the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship.
OBS sponsored five programs at the 2003 AALL Annual Meeting in
Seattle: "Envisioning Tomorrow's Catalog: A View for Outside
the Library," "Open Linking and E-Journal Management:
Strategies for Maximizing Your Investment in Electronic Resources
Today," "Connected to the Future: OCLC's Connexion,"
"Two Stepping with Technology" and MARBI Report co-sponsored
Kevin Butterfield conducted the annual membership survey via the
OBS Web site; results were published in the March 2003 issue of
TSLL and were also posted on the Web site. Richard Jost, Secretary/Treasurer,
posted the OBS slate of candidates' biographical information via
the Web site. New officers for 2003/04 are Georgia Brisco, Vice
Chair/Chair-Elect; Michael Maben, Secretary/Treasurer; and Andrea
Rabbia, member-at- large.
Mary Jane Kelsey, Chair