Update: NAHSL Exec Board (December 2010)

December 28, 2010 at 11:11 am | Posted in General News | 1 Comment

Hello and Happy Holidays.

The NAHSL Executive Board met on December 3, 2010 in the Chang Building of University of Massachusetts in Shrewsbury, MA.  We welcomed new board members to open positions and thanked other board members for taking different positions on the board or extending their term.  We recognized Cynthia L. Stewart as Conference Chair-Elect 2012, Ellen Brassil as Bylaws Chair, Susan Mahnken as Government Relations Chair, Mary Ellen Bowen as Marketing Chair, Claire LaForce as Credentialing Chair and Maureen Dunn as HSL NH/VT state representative.  We thank you for volunteering your time to be on the board.

The Board discussed “old business,” or issues which we would like to continue to work on in the upcoming year and “new business,” ideas proposed by the NAHSL Chair, yours truly.  Here are some of the items we will be diligently working on this year:

  • Develop LibGuide portal for NAHSL’s integration of website, blog and wiki.
  • Executive Board use LibGuide portal when working on various projects.
  • Change the bylaws to reflect electronic voting changes.
  • Update the Policy & Procedure Manual (PPM) to elaborate on the Conference Chair’s role.
  • Develop a Conference Program Committee.
  • Implement recommendations from the NAHSL Conference Task Force Report.
  • Update the Conference Binder.
  • Develop and offer the NAHSL Technology Grant.
  • Pursue the idea of mentoring library graduate students by including them on the Executive Board.
  • Redesign the NAHSL logo.
  • Work on a collective regional response to address drastic increases in serial costs by publishers.

We have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to serving you, our members.  Ellen Brassil is looking for help on her committee of one.  If anyone would like to assist Ellen or one of these initiatives, please let one of us know.  The more, the merrier.

Also, you will soon be hearing from Valori Ann Banfi, Membership Chair.  She will be reminding you to renew your NAHSL membership for 2011.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year in 2011.

Susan Warthman, Chair, NAHSL 2010-2011


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  1. Sally- Can you put up the revised update that I sent you dated 12/23/10? Thanks. Sue

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