Minutes of PLL 2000-2001
Executive Committee Meeting
July 14, 2001
The Executive Board
Meeting was called to order by President Ann Jeter at 4:10 PM.
were Ann Jeter, Laurie Flynn, Terry Psarras, Janeen Heath, Kathie
Sullivan, Jeanne Korman, Monica Wilson,
Joanne Duggan, Jan Brown, and Howard Trivers.
Business: Minutes of
the last meeting were accepted as written.
Business: President Ann
Jeter announced that Pat Keller, incoming President, would be unable to
attend this year's conference due to health problems.
Ann also announced that Scientific World, a new division sponsor,
contributed toward the cost of the Business Meeting breakfast by
providing $5.00 per breakfast attendee.
BNA is paying the full cost of the PLL luncheon.
A fee was charged for the luncheon to encourage members to
attend. Ann discussed the SIS Council's proposal to create divisions
with AALL by type of library. If
the proposal passed PLL would then become a division of AALL. It was the
sense of the Board that Ann should relay the Board's opposition to this
change in the structure of AALL. Since
Pat Kellar will not be able to conduct the Wednesday Board rather than
conducting a full blown Board meeting the Wednesday
meeting will focus on the strategic plan with Martha Goldman .
Report: The Division's
healthy treasury prompted discussion of additional ways to use SIS
money. Interest was
expressed in funding grants for registration at Professional Development
programs. Kathie Sullivan
moved to accept the Treasurer's report as is and, in light of the
acceptance, move that the Board direct the Grants Committee to
investigate the awarding of grants to attend a regional Professional
Development program. Joanne
Duggan seconded. The motion
Jan Brown reported that three issues were produced this year.
The first theme issue for Perspectives, an issue on intellectual
property, was published this year and became issues two and three of
Perspectives. Jan discussed the current arrangements for the production of
the newsletter, including the terms of West Group's support, the printer
in Fremont, Ohio, and the various problems which have arisen with delays
and miscommunications. Advertising
revenue was down due to one free ad per issue requested by West, a new
request, and due to the production of three instead of four issues.
A discussion of the
pros and cons of web publication of the newsletter followed.
The advisory committee will discuss this type of dissemination at
its upcoming meeting. Consideration
should be given to lost advertising revenue when considering the move
from print to electronic access. Also
to be considered is the attitude of vendor support if there is no
advertising in the newsletter.
Jan reported that the
committee worked well together this year and was more effective.
& Guidelines Committee: Al
Podboy, chair of the committee, made a formal request that the committee
be changed to a task force. He
felt there was no interest among the members of the SIS to establish
standards and guidelines. Subsequent
discussion of the bylaws regarding who has the power to disband a
committee led to a motion by Kathie Sullivan.
Kathie moved that the Bylaws Committee examine Article VII of the
bylaws regarding committees and report to the Executive Board.
The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.
Issues surrounding the
conduct of the last SIS election led to tasks, which should become
committee charges, being assigned to the Bylaws Committee.
The committee needs to review the archives regarding Article IV
of the bylaws. The
committee needs to review all of Article IV and also to bring procedures
in the manual into compliance.
The meeting was
adjourned at 5:40.