American Association of Law Libraries
Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
July 20, 2002 by Jeanne Korman, PLL-SIS
Secretary Weil, Gotshall & Manges, Miami, FL
In Attendance: Pat Keller, Holly Riccio,
Monica Wilson, Howard Trivers, Jeanne Korman, Janeen Heath, Janet McKinney, Phil
Call to Order: Chair Pat Keller called
the meeting to order at 4:15 PM.
Minutes: 2001 minutes were approved as
Treasurer�s Report: There are currently
1,542 members of PLL. Membership is down as membership was well over 2,046 last
year. Eleven travel grants were awarded totaling more than $2,700. Thus far
eight of the eleven grants have been paid out. The written report was reviewed
individually by the Board. The treasurer�s report was seconded and approved.
Committee Reports: The committee reports
are on the Internet Committee headings.
Grants Committee: The grants committee
fell apart this year. The award of a grant for seminar tuition was not done, but
it should be done next year.
Mentoring Committee: The committee would
like to disband as they feel most of the work is done with the AALL mentoring
committee. CONELL was given a grant by the PLL mentoring committee. Janeen Heath
noted that information is difficult to obtain from CONELL, and that only three
private law librarians attended. She would like more experienced librarians to
reach out to new people and did not feel the committee should be disbanded.
Program Committee: The committee is
doing well. Janeen will attend the Monday morning meeting of the committee
Strategic Plan: Martha Goldman will
continue to work on this. Janeen plans to divide the strategic plan among
Public Relations Committee: The
committee is charged with finding ways to get things published in non-law
librarian publications, such as Law Practice Management. A writing contest was
discussed. Submissions could not have been previously published.
Perspectives: Perspectives will only be
in electronic format in the future. Advertising will be stripped when issues are
placed on the website. Jan Brown would like to get away from editing
Perspectives. Any names of interested people to take on the task of editor
should be passed along to Jan or Janeen.
Toolkit: The committee is trying to
complete getting out the Resource Guides. These were the basis of the toolkit.
The toolkit is at a point where the marketing handbook should be developed. The
public relations committee is supposed to be developing a brochure and will also
be responsible for marketing the toolkit.
Old Business: Discussion of the election
and proper procedures for its conduct ensued. Pat Keller noted that she
instructed the secretary to conduct the election by mail ballot because it was a
Janeen Heath reported on the PLL booth
at the Association of Legal Administrators conference in San Antonio. Two gift
baskets containing salsa, chips, pralines, etc. were given away. There was a
good amount of feedback from the attendees. She placed the core competencies
document out as a giveaway. More giveaways are needed for next year. There were
no volunteers to man the booth so Janeen did it herself. A thank you must be
extended to Janeen's firm for providing the interior of the booth, chair, table,
The need for thank you notes to sponsors
was discussed, and the in�coming secretary was assigned the task of preparing a
draft for Janeen's review of standard thank you notes for 1. sponsors (Lori
Hedstrom of West; Judy Floyd-Evans of Lexis) 2. committee chairs and members and 3. employers. Certificates should be
prepared for committee chairs and the Executive Board. The certificates would be
presented at the breakfast meeting next year. The thank you notes for this year
should be sent by September 1, if possible.
The meeting was adjourned
at 6:00 PM