Medical Library Association
Annual Business Meeting Minutes
1.0 Call to Order – James Lander
J. Lander called the meeting to order at
2.0 Introductions – James Lander
J. Lander introduced Ruth Holst, Secretary MLA Board of Directors, Beverly Bradley, MLA headquarters staff, and Susan Jacobson, Director of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) along with other members of the GMR staff.
R. Holst gave an overview of MLA activities that covered
president, Linda Watson’s “Extreme Librarians” recruitment initiatives;
strategic planning initiatives; plans to create a task force to define MLA’s
role in health information literacy; updates to the career website and revision
of continuing education offerings. Ruth’s overview also included information on
several new fellowships, the David Kroenig and Donald Lindberg fellowships;
legislative efforts; benchmarking initiatives;
promotional activities for National Medical Librarians Month. She ended by
extending an invitation to attend the MLA annual meeting,
3.0 Parliamentarian’s Report – Donna Barbour-Talley
D. Barbour-Talley established that a quorum was present.
4.0 Review & Approval of Minutes of 2001 Annual Business Meeting – Sandra I. Martin
Minutes of the 2001 Business Meeting held in
5.0 Report of Report of 2002 Executive Board activity – James Lander
J. Lander reported on
6.0 Treasurer’s Report – Chris Shaffer
C. Shaffer summarized Chapter finances; reporting income of $12,364, expenses of $12,715 with a remaining balance or $25,062.84.
7.0 Membership Secretary – Sheryl Stevens
Nancy O’Brien summarized the Membership Secretary’s activities for S. Stevens, reporting 422 members. During the year Sheryl gathered demographic data on the membership. Some of her findings were that 61% of the members are MLA members, 74.9% are non-AHIP, 13% of those in AHIP are distinguished, 51.7% of the membership are hospital librarians and 7.6% are from universities.
8.0 Chapter Council – Barbara Knight
B. Knight reported that from September 2002 through August 03 the MLA Credentialing is testing a streamlined renewal procedure. AHIP members renewing at the same level will not be required to submit documentation. Barbara encouraged the membership to take a look at the requirements for grants scholarships and awards and to apply. She also urged members to check MLANet for the latest Association information.
9.0 Audit Committee – James Lander
The results of the February, 2002 audit indicated that the Chapter books were in good order.
10.0 Awards Committee – Kellie Kaneshiro
11.0 Nominations/Elections Committee – Peggy Richwine
P. Richwine reported the results of the 2002 elections.
Ballots were sent out
President Elect Melinda Orabaugh
Membership Secretary Bette Sydelko
Representatives-at-Large Karen Anderson
Candidate to MLA Nominating Committee David Boilard
Alternate Jo Dorsch
12.0 Bylaws – Carole Gilbert
C. Gilbert reported that proposed changes to the bylaws were distributed to the membership by August 2002. The only substantive change was renaming the Electronic Communications committee the Technology Committee and reassigning its status from ad hoc to standing committee.
ACTION: changes to bylaws were approved by the membership.
13.0 Membership Expansion – Sharon Kambeitz
S. Kambeitz reported activity of the Ad Hoc committee.
14.0 Conference Coordinators
K. Douglas announced that the meeting is scheduled for October 8 – October 12.
15.0 Old Business. None.
16.0 New Business
J. Lander announced that MLA provided a free 2003 membership.
17.0 Recognition of Outgoing Officers, Board members, and Chairs – James Lander
J. Lander thanked all members completing a term of office during the year.
F. Young invited the membership
19.0 Adjournment – James Lander
J. Lander passed the gavel to incoming President, Kellie Kaneshiro and adjourned the meeting at .