Technical Services SIS
2011 Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Call to Order
Pam Deemer called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and Elaine Bradshaw verified the quorum.
Welcome and Announcements
- Pam Deemer announced that the evaluation survey is available on the TS-SIS website. She also reminded everyone to fill out evaluations for the TS-sponsored programs.
- The TS-SIS silent auction is at the TS table in the exhibit hall. Proceeds will go to the Marla Schwartz fund.
- The New Catalogers Roundtable will start early in order to allow attendees to also go to the Hot Topic program.
Approval of Minutes of Last Business Meeting
Wendy Moore moved to accept the minutes from the July 11, 2010 business meeting in Denver. The motion was seconded and approved.
Secretary/Treasurer Report - Elaine Bradshaw
Secretary/Treasurer Elaine Bradshaw reported that as of the May 31, 2011 statement, TS-SIS had a balance of $15,766.84. The May 2011 TS-SIS election had a 26% participation rate. The newly elected officers are: Miriam Childs, vice chair/chair-elect; and Richard Paone, member-at-large.
Chair Report - Pam Deemer
Pam Deemer made an addition to her previously posted report. She attended the SIS Council meeting, where they discussed working on communication between AALL and the SIS Council. Many SIS's are working on strategic plans.
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Report – Ismael Gullon
Incoming chair Ismael Gullon announced that James Mumm has been appointed as Education Committee chair. The Education Committee met July 24, and is ready to help anyone who wants to write a proposal for Boston. This year TS-SIS sponsored six AMPC-approved programs, plus four additional programs.
- Katrina Piechnik reported that the Alphabet Soup Reception was a success.
- Suzanne Graham encouraged everyone to fill out program evaluations.
Standing Committee Chair Reports
Acquisitions Standing Committee - Chair Eric Parker discussed ongoing projects, including plans to update the list of legal publishers that had been on AcqWeb. Ann Robbins, University of Illinois, has begun working on the update. A representative from CRIV will be at the Acquisitions Committee meeting.
Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee - Chair George Prager reported that the committee and its subcommittees have been very active this year.
Preservation Standing Committee - Chair Marilyn Estes had nothing to add to her previously submitted report.
Serials Standing Committee Report - Chair Shyama Agrawal had nothing to add to her previously submitted report.
Chris Long reported on the TS-SIS Handbook. All revisions were approved at the TS-SIS outgoing Executive Board meeting earlier today.
Pam Deemer reported on the Strategic Plan Subcommittee and asked for volunteers. Anyone interested in serving can email Ismael Gullon at email@example.com. Pam has noticed a trend to simplify strategic planning documents.
After August 1, 2011, the TS-SIS electronic lists will cease. The new My Communities TS-SIS list will be auto-populated with our membership, but everyone will still need to sign up.
Editor-in-Chief Virginia Bryant recognized all those who have contributed to TSLL, and gave special thanks to Associate Editor Cindy May. The TSLL Board will discuss the possibility of TSLL having its own website, since structurally it is under both OBS and TS.
Committee chair Linda Sobey announced that the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award was presented to Yael Mandelstam by George Prager and Mary McKee, who lauded Mandelstam’s many contributions to technical services, both within AALL and also in the larger cataloging community. This year’s Marla Schwartz Grant recipient Jen Richter was recognized. The following 2011 educational grant recipients were also recognized: Rebecca Bearden, Erin Harper, Ashley Moye, Amy O’Connor, Keiko Okuhara, Sarah Pearson, and Lisa Wernke.
Acknowledgements and Investiture of the New TS-SIS Chair
Pam Deemer acknowledged the Executive Board officers and standing committee chairs. She also thanked Virginia Bryant and the rest of the TSLL staff, as well as Discussion Forum Manager Alan Keely and Website Manager Martin Wisneski, whom she presented with a plaque of appreciation. She then introduced new TS-SIS chair Ismael Gullon and presented him with the gavel. He in turn presented her with a plaque and gifts in appreciation for her service as chair.
Comments from the New Chair
Ismael Gullon introduced the new TS Executive Board and Standing Committee chairs.
The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
All officer, committee, and representative reports will be available on the TS-SIS website after the Annual Meeting.
Respectfully submitted by,
September 13, 2011