July 14, 2004,
Boston, MA, by Kaye Waelde, Faegre & Benson, LLP, Denver, CO PLL
The meeting was called to order at
The following members were present:
Sue Johnson, Terry Psarras, Kaye
Waelde, Caren Luckie, Jan Kelly, Chris Graesser, Holly Riccio, Mary
Koshollek, Jenny Kanji, Laura Whitbeck, Julie Watters, Jan Brown
Sue Johnson asked that the committee
chairs present discuss their plans for the coming year.
Holly Riccio reported that she is
working with Tory Trotta to get an official representative to ALA
for 2005. She also suggested that we continue to attempt to get a
speaker on the ALA program for next year. Sue Johnson suggested that
we get speakers for each of the regional ALA meetings and that we
might be able to draw on programs proposed for the AALL meeting in
San Antonio. Jennie questioned whether we would attempt to get a
vendor slot at the ALA Annual Meeting, and there was general
consensus that the vendor slot was not the ideal venue for ALA
contact. Laura Whitbeck suggested that we place the PLL brochure on
the value of a law librarian in each of the ALA attendees� bag.
Holly agreed to check into these suggestions and to identify when
the regional meetings will be held. Kaye Waelde suggested an
information booth at the ALA Annual Meeting or an information link
on the ALA web site during conference registration time.
Sue Johnson stated that we will have
to revise the PLL bylaws for electronic balloting. The bylaws will
also have to be revised if we decide to follow through with a
special PLL award.
Programs for San Antonio
Jenny Kanji stated that the program
committee may not be getting enough programs submitted for the size
of our section. Chris Graesser stated, however, that the fact that
PLL had six programs accepted this year showed that the state of
programming was good.
Sue Johnson complimented the
committee on the clever brochure that was distributed on mentoring.
Holly Riccio suggested that PLL sponsor a grant for a PLL member to
Newsletter Survey was distributed and discussed. The
board agreed that we will publish
both the print and electronic this year, with the goal of moving to
the electronic only next year. An article will be published in the
newsletter with excerpts from the survey and an overview of the
Michael Saint-Onge will finish the
toolkit this year.
The Public Relations Committee has
new co-chairs, Catherine Whitney and Amy Gannaway. It was suggested
that the PR committee develop contacts with the library schools and
continue with the revision of the PLL web site.
The committee will propose a program
for the San Antonio meeting.
Holly Riccio and Martha Goldman met
and developed a new mission statement. The goals and objectives will
be developed using the PLL Listserv for member input. This will need
to be accomplished in time to submit it to AALL for its use in
developing its strategic plan.
The committee chairs for 2004 �2005
ALA Programs, Holly
Bylaws, Johanna Bizub
Grants, Carolyn Weber
PLL Toolkit Revision
Task Force, Michael Saint-Onge
Public Relations, Amy
J. Gannaway, Co-Chair
Catherine S. Whitney, Co-Chair
SLA Liaison, Linda
Strategic Plan Task
Force, Martha Goldman, Co-Chair
Terri Wilson, Co-Webmaster
The group chairs for 2004-2005
Lynn Cassidy, Co-Chair
Independents, Beth G.
Property, Hope Porter, Co-Chair
Intellectual Property, Julie Watters, Co-Chair
Libraries, Kimberly Serna
Michelle I. Mitchell, Co-Chair
Janice Leichter, Co-Chair
Management, Lee R. Nemchek
The SIS dues will increase to $15 in
The VIP program will be available to
the Special Interest Sections in 2005. Kaye Waelde suggested that we
target for our VIP a board member of ALA or someone from the ABA
publication committee. It was suggested that we also attempt to get
this VIP to speak at our breakfast or lunch meeting next year.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45
Kaye Waelde, PLL Secretary