of the Executive Committee
September 20, 2000
Present: Amy Kautzman (Chair), Jan Voogd (Vice-Chair), Ken Carpenter, Ethel Hellman, Theresa Lyman, Malcolm Hamilton, Lynda Kresge, Paula Ebbitt, Enith Vardaman, Joe Bourneuf (recording), Karen Carlson-Young, Karen Nipps
Absent: Judi Beland
Amy noted that there are now two co-chaired Committees (Benefits and Communications & Orientation). She questioned the practicality of co-chairs dividing responsibility for attending meetings. This issue was not resolved.
- The Committee will meet on a monthly basis and limit meetings to one hour whenever possible.
- The fall Librariansí Assembly is scheduled for November 9, 9:30 Ė 11:30, in the Gutman Conference Center. (1 recording microphone, one speaker only microphone. No refreshments planned.) Chair will coordinate with University Librarianís and Presidentís Offices.
- A spring Assembly will be scheduled in due course.
Communications & Orientation
- Karen stated that lunches for 30 "new" librarians have been scheduled for October.
- A tour of the Design School Library will take place in the latter part of October (date and time to be announced).
- A tour of the new Harvard College Library Technical Services facility is planned for the spring
- Enith reports plans for a re-orientation session for all but new professional staff.
- Information sessions on the new retirement plan will be held between Jan. and May 2001.
- The committee plans to ask a representative from the TAP office to do an informational meeting.
- Suggestions have been made for future sessions on estate planning and retirement fund strategies.
- Karen announced a presentation, "The Vatican Library: A Historical Library Looking For Its Future" by Dr. Massimo Ceresa, Reference Librarian at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Thursday, October 19, 2000, 1:00-2:30, in the Lamont Forum Room.
- The Committee is pursuing offering a program on project management; this is an attempt to address some concerns raised by the Library Digital Initiative, but such a program would be made available to a larger audience than just those applying for LDI grants.
- Applications will be accepted for Bryant Fellowships until mid-February
- A program focussing on librarians as community service volunteers is planned.
- The Committee is involved in planning for the IFLA Convention taking place in the Boston area next summer (as are Amy Kautzman and others).
Upcoming membership change
As Ken Carpenter will be retiring at the end of this year, Mary Beth Clack has graciously agreed to take his place as member-at-large.
Next meeting: October 18th, 3:00-4:00, Lamont Forum Room.