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Minutes of the Executive Committee


14 March 2002

Present: Ethel Hellman (Chair), Jan Voogd (Vice-chair, recording), Rachel Howarth, Michael Hopper, Hilde DeWeerdt, Kathleen Hunter Rutter, Karen Bailey, Jackie Dean, Susan Lieberthal. Absent: Lynda Kresge, Jane Hedberg.

Committee Reports

Benefits (Michael Hopper reporting)

The committee has postponed the Spring program until Fall.

Communications and Orientation (Jackie Dean reporting)

The Spring tour will be a special open house and tour of the newly renovated Divinity School Library on 26 March 2002, from 3pm to 5pm. There will be a Reception for New Librarians on 15 April. Additionally, with approximately 36 new librarians, the committee is gearing up for Spring lunches.

Professional Development (Hilde DeWeerdt reporting)

The Bryant Fellowship has been awarded for this year, and an official announcement will be forthcoming. The committee has scheduled a forum discussion on remote library services to be held Tuesday, March 19, 10.00-11.30am; Lamont Forum Room. There is planned for 16 or 17 April a session on the Loeb Library of the Design School, as part of a series on Special Collections.

Rights and Responsibilities (Lynda Kresge reporting)

On reserve status, awaiting identification of particular issues of concern.

Old Business

1. Plans for Spring Assembly: Due to the overarching weight of the Aleph implementation process, the ideas explored in previous meetings have been scaled back, with the new approach being that of a solid program of interest to the small number of people who will likely be available to attend. To this end the committee is exploring the possibility of a presentation regarding the RLG Cultural Initiative.

2. The LAEC Chair has appointed Susan Lieberthal to fill the remainder of the term of the member-at-large position vacated by Judi Beland.

New Business

1. Hilde DeWeerdt raised the issue of how records generated by the Librariansí Assembly committees should be managed. It was determined that at such time as a committee is ready to archive records, the material should be turned over to the Executive Committee chair, who will make the appropriate arrangements with HUA for their permanent storage.

2. The by-laws shall be consulted to determine the timeline of activities for elections for positions becoming vacant at the end of this term. There will be three members-at large whose terms end in August 2002.

Next meeting: April 11, 2002, 3:00-4:30 p.m., in the conference room at 625 Mass. Ave.