Spring 2004 Meeting Minutes
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, MO
June 11, 2004
The business meeting was called to order by Rachel Crane, chair, at
9:00 a.m. Rachel welcomed all Central Plains members and thanked Susan
Craig for organizing the meeting.
Minutes: MSC to approve the minutes of the fall 2003
Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: M. J. Poehler reported that a
total of $920.90 was in the chapter account as of May 31, 2004. MSC
the treasurer’s report. M. J. reported that 12 individuals have
paid annual CP Chapter dues in 2004, in addition to 4 individuals who
are lifetime members, bringing the current CP membership to 16. M.
J. was expecting to collect additional chapter dues after the meeting
ARLIS/NA Regional Representative's Report: Suzy Frechette, Midwest
Regional Representative, reported to the group on ARLIS/NA executive
board news. There were over 800 registered
participants for the ARLIS annual conference in New York in April,
the largest ever. Future annual conferences are planned for Houston
in 2005, Banff in 2006, and Atlanta in 2007. The moratorium on
Round Tables has been lifted, and two new Round Tables created:
Book Arts and Public Libraries. Maximum enrollment was quickly
in the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and
Image Management, a cooperative venture with the Visual Resources Association,
to be held at Duke University in July. The institute appears
be financially successful. The total membership of ARLIS NA now
1119. The Strategic Plan Task Force is beginning the process
of updating the ARLIS NA strategic plan. The task force has distributed
via ARLIS-L to members for early input into the planning process.
Nominating Committee: Ellen Petraits and Clare Vasquez volunteered
to serve as committee members. They will be looking for nominees
vice-chair for 2005, secretary-treasurer for 2005-2006, and newsletter
Joint Meeting with Mountain West: Chapter Rachel Crane reports that
the Mountain West chapter is receptive to holding a joint meeting with
Central Plains in Santa Fe, NM. The earliest opportunity would be October,
2005. Rachel has been communicating with MW chapter officers and Marilyn
Russell on planning. MJ reported that Marilyn has reserved rooms at
the Inn of the Governors for MW chapter for the possible joint meeting
for October 27 – 30, 2005. More rooms can be added if needed.
In anticipation of the possible joint meeting, a special funding application
for budget year 2005 has been submitted to ARLIS/NA by Rachel Crane,
seeking financial support for the meeting. Eumie Imm-Stroukoff of MW
chapter filed a similar application. MW members are working on programming,
which will include time at Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Research
Center as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. A registration
fee in the neighborhood of $60.00 has been discussed; nothing definite
yet. After discussion, a motion to hold the Central Plains fall, 2005,
meeting in conjunction with Mountain West chapter in Santa Fe was seconded
and carried by majority vote.
Chapter Web Page: Susan Bobo is working on getting the Central Plains
web site online. It will be hosted at her institution, Oklahoma State
University. Susan was not in attendance at the meeting, but reports
through Rachel that she hopes the web site will go public within the
Fall Meeting, 2004: Rachel reported that Susan Bobo has volunteered
to host the fall meeting in Oklahoma City and has done some preliminary
planning for programming. The consensus of members is to meet there
in October, leaving the exact dates open and to be determined by availability
of venue and programming. Susan is asked to communicate the dates to
members as soon as possible so that individuals can plan accordingly.
Upcoming Meetings: Casey Kralik of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha
agreed to plan for the spring, 2005, meeting in Omaha, since the group
been wanting to meet in Nebraska for some time. Kay Logan-Peters volunteered
to assist Casey with planning.
Midstates Chapter Bid: Rachel reported that she has heard from Terrie
L. Wilson of ARLIS-Midstates about that chapter’s interest in
hosting the 2008 ARLIS-NA conference in Indianapolis. Midstates chapter
seeks the endorsement of ARLIS-CP on this effort. The consensus of
the membership is that we support their bid to host the 2008 conference.
Announcements: Merry Bower of Kansas State University announced that
KSU is seeking applicants for a new Visual Arts Librarian position.
copies of the position announcement.
M. J. Poehler, Secretary/Treasurer
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