vol. 15, no. 2
The FCIL SIS Executive Committee and Publications Committee Chair Anne Burnett seek FCIL SIS members’ views regarding possible future publication of the FCIL Newsletter solely in electronic format. Please 1) complete the survey form below and 2) either mail the form to Anne Burnett or provide an e-mail reply to Anne Burnett. In the near future, Ms. Burnett will report on the survey results.
FCIL Newsletter printing and mailing costs require half of the total annual dues revenue available to our Section. Annual FCIL Newsletter printing and mailing costs are approximately $1,200.1 During 2000-2001, the amount available from our 380 Section members’ dues will be $2,280. (AALL provides FCIL SIS with $6 of the $12 annual dues paid by each FCIL SIS member.) As of September 30, 2000, the total balance in the FCIL SIS treasury was $5,553.44.
Beginning with the October 2000 issue, the FCIL Newsletter appears in PDF format at http://www.aallnet.org/sis/fcilsis/fcilsis.html. This web site also contains past FCIL Newsletter issues from October 1994 to the present [in HTML].
As FCIL SIS Committees and Interest Groups offer more programs during SIS meeting hours at the AALL Annual Meeting, our Section likely will incur additional expenses. AALL funds the costs of AMPC-approved programs but Special Interest Sections must pay the costs of SIS programs and functions held during SIS meeting hours. A tabletop microphone in a conference hotel costs approximately $26. A computer data display package costs roughly $650. Also, there are service and labor charges for equipment setup in conference hotels. One possible way to provide additional funds for our Section’s educational and social activities is to publish the FCIL Newsletter solely in electronic format.
Note: The FCIL Newsletter’s format does not affect the FCIL SIS Secretary/Treasurer’s mailing of ballots for the election of FCIL SIS officers. Currently, the FCIL SIS Bylaws require the mailing of ballots to Section members.
Please reply to the FCIL SIS Publications Committee Chair:
Reference/Foreign & International Law Librarian
University of Georgia Law Library
Athens, Georgia 30602
Name of FCIL SIS Member: _____________________________________________________
Please check one:
______ I would support the publication of the FCIL Newsletter solely
in electronic format.
______ I would not support the publication of the FCIL Newsletter solely
(Examples: “because I do not have Internet access”; “because I know that FCIL SIS member X does not have Internet access”)