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MLA-ACRL 2009 Luncheon and Meeting

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MLA-ACRL Annual Luncheon & Meeting at the MLA Conference

October 22, 2009

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Officers in attendance: Judith Hilkert, MLA-ACRL Chair; Tisha Zelner, MLA-ACRL Vice-Chair; Michael Mounce, MLA-ACRL Secretary; David Nolen, Chair of the Nominating Committee


Judith Hilkert began the luncheon event by welcoming everyone. Then David Nolen announced the candidates for the positions of Vice-Chair and Secretary of MLA-ACRL for 2010. The two candidates for the position of Vice-Chair and the three candidates for the position of Secretary were introduced to the rest of the audience at the luncheon. Also, David mentioned that the election of MLA-ACRL officers for 2010 would take place sometime next week (the week of October 25 - 31, 2009) via emailed ballots.


After David's announcements, Tisha Zelner introduced the keynote speaker of the luncheon Frederick Stoss. Frederick Stoss is an Associate Librarian from the University at Buffalo SUNY. Frederick gave a presentation titled "Sustainable and Green @ Your Library." In his presentation, Frederick discussed how libraries can be environmentally friendly and other related topics.


Following Frederick's presentation, Judith Hilkert called the MLA-ACRL business meeting at 1:30 pm. The MLA-ACRL meeting minutes from 2008 were distributed and approved.


The following individuals attended the 2009 MLA-ACRL business meeting


Mary Caradine

Mantra Henderson

Jeff Slagell

Stephen Cunetto

Amanda Clay Powers

Pat Matthes

Rick Torgerson

Sheryl Stump

James Kennedy

Beth Downey

Christine Fletcher

David Nolen

Paul McCarver

Carol Green

Kathleen Wells

Judith Hilkert

Tisha Zelner

Michael Mounce


Old Business:


The topic of having the MLA-ACRL spring meeting sometime in the spring of 2010 was discussed. We talked about finding a place in which to hold the meeting which would not cost MLA-ACRL. Also, we talked in order to decide on the month, day and time for the spring meeting. In regard to location, we decided that the best place to have the spring meeting would be the Mississippi Library Commission building in Jackson. In regard to deciding on the month and day for the spring meeting, it was decided that Judith Hilkert would attend the MLA Board meeting on December 11, 2009 and that the month and day for the MLA-ACRL spring meeting would be decided at that Board meeting. However, it was decided at the MLA-ACRL business meeting that the time of the spring meeting would be 11:30 am, since it will be a luncheon-type meeting. Money saving topics, like carpooling and bringing brown bag lunches were also mentioned.


New Business: 


There was no new business.


Judith adjourned the business meeting at 1:45 pm.


A link to Frederick Stoss' presentation will be made available here on this page soon.

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