Highlights from the Midwest Chapter Meeting

Becca Canton: Membership stands at 400 members, 57 of which are new and 32 student members.

Sue London: Current financial state shows a beginning balance of $50,092.43 and an ending balance of $50,228.07 for a net increase of $135.64

Pam Rees: MLA Chapter Council Report (Each chapter elects 2 representatives every 3 years and they meet annually at MLA) Reminder of deadlines on the MLA awards & scholarship (log onto the MLA website for more details).

Donna Barbour-Talley Annual Meeting Report: 137 registered attendees for this year’s conference.

Future conference locations: 2013 Illinois and 2014 North Dakota.

Liz Fine-Awards & Scholarships

Deborah Lauseng-Nominations and Elections

  • Janna Lawrence, President Elect
  • Katherine Chew, Membership Secretary
  • Stephanie Schulte, representative-at-Large
  • Mary Markland, Potential Candidate for MLA Nominating Committee

Old Business: Effectiveness of the Virtual Board Meeting (worked but had standard technical issues) and plans for future use with different technology.

New Business: New Advocacy Committee started last Friday, Time=Money campaign unveiled (downloadable available through the GMR website in the advocacy section).

AHIP renewal for displaced health sciences librarians is currently not available and of concern to the board. The board is reviewing what to do about this

New Committee Chairs announced and recognition of outgoing officers & chairs.

2011 Indiana Invitation:

Welcome Clare Leibfarth, new president elect.

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