BUSINESS MEETING 2004
July 11, 2004, Boston, MA, by
Elizabeth LeDoux, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC
Meeting called to order at 7:35 a.m.
A call for volunteers!
The minutes from the Business
Meeting in Seattle, July 12, 2003 were approved.
Chair thanked Global Securities for
breakfast. Phil Brown spoke.
New officers introduced.
for their dedication to PLL with a
gift of large Energizer Bunnies.
Alvin Podboy gave
a report as an AALL Executive Board member:
AALL is concentrating its efforts on
career development by having, among other things, an educational
summit. We can look forward to electronic balloting soon, we hope in
The association is creating a new
strategic plan for 2005, and the environmental scan process
The SIS is updating our Procedures
Manual. Committees should report any changes to the chair.
We will no longer have a liaison
with the American Bar Association.
We will concentrate our efforts on
the Association of Legal Administrators.
The Vice-Chair reported on the
upcoming PLL luncheon and her representation of PLL at the ALA
annual meeting. She emphasized the request for committee volunteers
for the upcoming year.
Thanked PLL for making her tenure so
Secretary gave the
Election Report: over 1300
ballots were mailed out, 535 were returned. Please welcome our
newly elected officers:
Move to destroy the ballots. It is
Terri Lawrence: The Getting
Librarians Published project is looking for volunteers. We next
need to create a set of criteria.
Laura Whitbeck: Listservs on
the website have been updated. They are good because we can use them
without a lot of traffic. PLL-SIS Announcements is everyone who is a
member of PLL. The PLL listserv must be subscribed
to, as well as the listserv for Legal Records, One Person Libraries
and I.P. Links are available on the PLL page of the AALL website.
Bylaws: No activity last
year. Electronic voting changes are coming up, so we will align
our bylaws with AALL.
Education: Jenny Kanji
reported they are soliciting program ideas for great programs
for San Antonio, starting this morning.
announced the recipients. She thanked GSI for the additional $10,000 they gave
Mentoring: Stephanie Fox
is working with the AALL Mentoring committee. 22 people applied
for the PLL mentoring program, 11 matches were made, 4 mentors
were not matched up. They will continue to advertise on law-lib,
PLL Perspectives, Council of Chapter Presidents.
Newsletter: Jan Brown reported that the survey she put out about
an electronic newsletter instead of the print one had 178
responses, mostly in favor of an electronic newsletter. As
always, Jan needs authors for the newsletter. She thanked Lesher
Printers and her Advisory Committee.
Nominations: Kathi Sullivan, along with Jane McMahon and
Bridget McMillan put together an excellent slate. She thanked
those who ran and those who volunteered.
Toolkit: Michael St. Onge. He passed out 200 volunteer
forms. He is looking for volunteers for the Toolkit Committee,
which asks �How much marketing are you doing?� The AALL
marketing toolkit is out of date. He also mentioned that all 8
of the AALL Resource Guides are a steal at $60.00
Public Relations: Lucy Gonzales reported that 3 of 5
Excellence in Marketing Awards from the AALL PR Committee went
to PLL members.
SLA Liaison: Charlene Kunuth is the past chair of the SLA
Legal Division. Her goal is to promote law librarianship.
Strategic Plan: Martha Goldman reported that we will
create a new document for 2005-2008. The mission statement has
been expanded. The environmental scan has been broadened. AALL
is redoing its, and we will adopt and modify some of its goals.
Our goals will be posted on the PLL website for feedback.
Webmaster: Terry Psarras reported our problems are
solved, we have a new look and the minutes have been loaded for
past years. Holly gave him a big �thank you.�
Independents: The listserv is up and running, and the
directory is available. Both are at the web site. Usually there
is a program from the independents but not this year.
Intellectual Property: Members are interested in IP
issues. The trademark research program is being reworked, and
there is increased focus on patent research, with a concern
about the consolidation in patent databases. The IP listserv has
53 active members.
Records Management: Lee Nemcheck reported on a busy year.
She has a goal of programming, publishing and speaking about
records management. She applied to be on an ARMA program
committee. Her AALL program was accepted. She coordinated an ALA
program in L.A., and is now being asked to speak all over the
place. She suggests �going the local route� instead of focusing
on the national level.
The chair asked for a vote to accept the reports.
There was no old business.
PLL created PLL Leader ribbons which were passed out to all
committee members and other PLL leaders.
The PLL lunch was sold out.
The chair reminded members to attend the AALL Business Meetings.
The Chair thanked the outgoing board members.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 a.m.