Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The proposal for this committee is as follows:
The Membership Committee is appointed annually (August-July) to facilitate member recruitment, retention and involvement. The committee chair is appointed by the TS-SIS Chair soon after taking office. The committee chair appoints at least four other members. Committee members may be reappointed for more than one year.
* Assigns a committee member to obtain a list of new section members and to send out welcome packets to them. Each packet should include a cover letter, a TS-SIS brochure and a volunteer form.
* Assigns committee members to contact technical services librarians who are members of AALL, but not of TS-SIS, and encourage them to join the section
* Prepares the volunteer request form and sends it to the webmaster to be posted on the TS-SIS website by February 1. Sends out an announcement on the online discussion forum (firstname.lastname@example.org) encouraging members to volunteer by completing and submitting the form on the website. Forward copies of submitted volunteer forms to the appropriate committee chairs and/or officers.
* Assists the TS-SIS Chair in answering inquiries about membership in the section.
* Maintains the section's supply of TS-SIS brochures.
* With assistance from the TS-SIS Chair, revises and updates the TS-SIS brochure as deemed appropriate by the Executive Board.
* Represents TS-SIS at the CONELL Marketplace.
* Serves as liaison to the AALL Mentorship Project. Assign a committee member to solicit TS-SIS members as mentors and mentees in the AALL Mentorship Project.
* Signs up to spend at least 1 hour at the TS-SIS table in the exhibit hall at the annual meeting, and asks committee members who are attending the meeting to do likewise
* Submits an article to TSLL at least once a year.
* Reports briefly on the committee's activities at the TS-SIS business meeting.
* Submits a written report to the TS-SIS Chair detailing the committee's activities by July 1.
This announcement is being made in accordance with Article IX, Section 2 of the TS-SIS bylaws, which states:
"Administrative committees may be authorized by a majority vote of the members present and voting at the annual Section business meeting, or by a majority vote of the members in an electronic ballot conducted by the Secretary/Treasurer. Such authorization requires that a proposal stating the name and purpose of the administrative committee be presented to the membership at least thirty (30) days before a vote."
Ruth Lilly Law Library
Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis
530 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-1930 | Fax: 317-274-8825
Our meeting in St. Louis is just few days away. It's still not too late to register and go for that great Italian lunch. Just please let Phyllis Post know (ppost[AT]law.capital.edu) today or tomorrow at the latest, and pay at the door. Think spumoni, chocolate fudge cake ...
Innovative Law Users Group
Renaissance Grand Hotel
July 8, 2006
Agenda (Final, as of June 20, 2006)
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast*
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Business meeting: Treasurer’s Report; Resolution of Deadlocked Election; an item from Katrina Piechnik
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
III company presentation #1 – State of the Company – Sandy Westall (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.)
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
III company presentation #2 – AccessLaw: Resource Sharing Expands among Law Libraries – Sandy Westall
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
ILUG member presentation #1 – Preparing ABA Statistics with Millennium – Mary Strouse (Catholic University of America), Patricia Callahan (University of Pennsylvania), Jim Mumm (Marquette University)
11:30 – 12:00 noon
ILUG member presentation #2 – Disaster Recovery – Elizabeth Moore (Loyola University of New Orleans)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (advance registration required) – at Charlie Gitto’s Downtown, an Italian restaurant with echoes of the Cardinals.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Joint III/ILUG discussion: State of
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
III company presentation #3 – WebPAC Pro – Dinah Sanders (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.)
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
discussion groups + w/ ABA-statistics table
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
discussion groups, second set, + presentation at the podium from YBP: Integrating with III to Streamline Workflows for Libraries (Jean Eaglesfield, Manager, Collection Management and Development Group, and Michael Walmsley, New Business Development Manager (
* - Breakfast and breaks provided courtesy of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
As you can see, we got Dinah Sanders to come and talk to us about WebPAC Pro. At Sandy Westall’s suggestion we have allotted an entire hour for this presentation.
YBP wanted to do a presentation on how their products work with the III system to streamline workflows. As the presentation slots were filled, I suggested that they do a presentation for those who are specially interested during the second discussion group session, as the podium will not be being used at that point.
The most-asked for item in the member surveys was statistics. Mary Strouse, Pat Callahan and Jim Mumm will do a presentation on using Millennium to prepare
Last October I asked Elizabeth Moore if she would be willing to keep notes and talk to us about recovering from the very real disaster which enveloped
It was an idea of mine that it was time for a discussion, hopefully with III, on where we all are with the Millennium software. Sometimes (even-numbered midnight hours :-) I think this discussion should be entitled Bells & Whistles v. Basic Bedrock. Sometimes (odd-numbered midnight hours) I think it should be entitled
Discussion is expected to be lively with moderator and Group Chair, Joni Cassidy of Cassidy Cataloguing and speakers Ralph Monaco, Librarian and Executive Director of the New York Law Institute, Elaine Egan, Director of Library Services at Epstein, Becker & Green (NY), Doris A. Dingley, Director of Library & Research Services at Lindquist & Vennum (Minneapolis) and Donna Rosinski-Kauz of Cassidy Cataloguing.
The speakers will talk briefly about software upgrades and migrations in their libraries, how to smooth the path for staff and user transition while minimizing the incidents of violent behavior (just kidding). Donna will offer suggestions on how to interview vendors. After their comments, the discussion will be opened to the audience for the remainder of the hour. Bring your questions and advice and join the fun!