1997 Minutes of PLL Executive Committee Meeting, July 20, 1997

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 Minutes of PLL 1997-1998
Executive Committee Meeting

July 20, 1997
Baltimore, MD


Anne Ellis, PLL Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. The reading of the Secretary's Report of the 1996-1997 Executive Committee Meeting was dispensed with. Those in attendance were: Michael Saint Onge, Karl Gruben, Jean O'Grady, Anne Ellis, Glenn Gustafson, Claire Engle, Lori Weiss, Gail Zwirner, Jan Brown and Joan Jarosek.

OLD BUSINESS

The Grants Committee will continue with modifications. The Grants Committee will come up with a list of recipients. The awards will be based on need and handed out until the $2,500 allocated is awarded.

NEW BUSINESS

The Newsletter Advisory Committee Joan Jarosek reported that the Committee had met in Baltimore and discussed advertising rates. Joan will assign liaisons from the Committee to the various Committee Chairs. They will put PLL Perspectives deadlines up on the PLL web page. The idea of making PLL Perspectives an electronic publication was discussed, but not advanced as a viable idea. There was a discussion regarding the status of the Editor and Co-Editor as members of the Newsletter Advisory Committee. Jean O'Grady made a motion that they be ex-officio members of the Newsletter Advisory Committee. This motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Anne Abate will be the liaison to Special Libraries Association. There was a discussion of how to promote AALL in Anaheim to local SLA chapters in California. This task will be assigned to the Public Relations Committee. There will be an initiative to establish links with SLA for important projects such as the salary survey and consumer advocacy.

PLL will seek to promote participation by members in the AALL Salary Survey.

Anaheim - Michael Saint Onge has suggested changes in the PLL event schedules. There will be keynote speakers every day including Sunday.

Strategic Plan - Martha Goldman will chair the Task Force on the Implementation of the PLL Strategic Plan.

PLL fund raising - No initiatives were discussed.

The 1997-1998 Budget was discussed and the Executive Board agreed to raise the amount allocated for attendance at PLL related meetings to $2,000. The cost of the election was discussed and it was suggested that Secretary, Jean O'Grady, draft new procedures which would simplify the balloting process in order to reduce costs.

There was a discussion of PLL Luncheon registration problems. It was determined that vegetarian meals should be handled differently. From now on 30 vegetarian meals will be added to the total to assure that the last minute registrants and others can be accommodated properly.

Lori Weiss moved to approve the Budget and Karl Gruben seconded. The Executive Committee approved the budget unanimously. The budget as amended was passed.

Anne Ellis adjourned the Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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