ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee Meeting
Attendees: Tom Caswell (incoming chair), Sarah Carter, Sarah Falls, Heidi Hass (outgoing chair), Sara Harrington (rotating off), Kristina Keogh, Angel Moyes, Karan Rinaldo, Elizabeth Schaub (South Regional Representative; Incoming Board Liaison)
Regrets: Louise Kulp, Tony White
Guests: Ken Soehner (ARLIS/NA Vice President/President-Elect), John Bowman
Introductions and approval of agenda
Core Competencies sub-committee report
Angel passed out
copies of the ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals with
the proposed changes highlighted.
Changes were made to clarify some sections. It will also be recommended
to the Executive Board that Hemalata Iyer’s Core
Competencies for Visual Resources Management be endorsed. More details were added to incorporate the VR
Core Competencies. A discussion followed
on whether to have
Careers in Art Librarianship and Visual Resources brochure
Credit was given to Tom and Angel for working on this. The brochure was to be distributed to chapter presidents and library school deans. More copies will be printed as the brochures ran out.
The roster came out of the internship award. The PDC is maintaining a roster of all
institutions interested in hosting paid or unpaid interns. This includes deadlines and sample
projects. Someone should be charged with
going through each entry systematically (Kristina volunteered). We can also brainstorm on how to solicit
institutions to be added to the list. As
it stands, some entries are specific, while others are more generic, so entries
should be streamlined to provide more information. One possibility is to solicit ARLIS-L, SAA, and
Updating of AWS document Library Schools in Canada and the United States: Educational Opportunities for Careers in Fine Arts and Visual Resources Librarianship
There is a definite
need for this as the document is at best eight years old. Someone also needs to talk to Nedda because
the only way to find it is by Google.
(Some content was lost in the website migration.) There are people coming up in ArLiSNAP who
are willing to help with this. The
format is currently a static, un-hyperlinked web page. It was started with 5 spreadsheets which
tried to be as broad as possible. It
might be best to put the information into a database to allow searching in
multiple ways. Another suggestion is to
later broaden the list of educational opportunities to those outside of library
school, such as continuing education.
There should also be a line for distance education. Those working on this (Sarah Carter, Rebecca
New ARLIS/NA Members
The PDC has been working with the Diversity and Membership committees to welcome new members and to convey how ARLIS/NA works and how they can get involved, which is often difficult to figure out. Should we call every new member? The Membership committee is working on restructuring fees. Do we in the PDC want to work on this issue as well?
It’s been reported
that new members have checked off groups they are interested in and then never
heard anything back. Headquarters is
going to purchase Member Clicks which will make administrative things
easier. The goal is to get a dynamic
online member database that users can update themselves. Angel also reported that you can search and
find people interested in certain things.
Member Clicks probably won’t be up until the end of summer. It may also be a way to find people to work
Mentorship Task Force Report
The task force was
formed by Heather Ball in 2004 in response to a strategic plan action item to
provide a mentorship program. They did a
literature review and split into four proposed models for mentoring which were
published on the ARLIS/NA site. They
went forward with a workshop at
Assessment Task Force Recommendations
There was some concern that all the groups will turn into special interest groups (this will create a scheduling problem at conferences). One model to look at is the ACRL conference, which has a huge room with round tables for various groups. People can then jump between tables. This is a format worth exploring. These groups could be put in the exhibit hall for an hour and a half.
Program Ideas for 2008
Heidi will propose a
workshop for the Mentoring program. New
Voices wants to do something every year so a call will be put out. It should probably be attached to the PDC as
ArLiSNAP doesn’t have an official structure.
The meeting was adjourned by Tom Caswell at 3:00.