MISSISSIPPI LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

January 24 | March 17 | May 5 | October 18 | December 8


24 JANUARY 2000

BOARD MEMBERS ATTENDING

Billy Beal, ALA Councilor
Orthella P. Moman, ACRL
Cecelia Delbridge, Special Libraries
Glenda Segars, SELA Representative
Jolee Hussey, School Libraries
Suzy Turner, Past President
Henry Ledet, Vice President
Rhonda Tynes, President
Robert Lipscomb, Public Libraries

The meeting was called to order by president Rhonda Tynes at
10:20 a.m.

REPORTS

Conference 2000 -
Henry Ledet, vice president, presented the names of his committee
chairs and plans to date (see attachment).

ALA Councilor – Billy Beal reported on ALA
midwinter.

SELA Representative – Glenda Segars confirmed
that the SELA 2000 conference will be held in association with the
Georgia Library Association, October 11-13, on Jekyll Island.

School Libraries, Public Libraries, and Educational
Communications & Technology Roundtable
representatives
reported they were developing programs for the 2000 MLA
conference.

National Library Week/Legislative Day -
Jennifer Smith, co-chair, reported a pre-registration figure of 202
and noted changes in the day’s program.

Insurance Committee – Richard Greene, chair,
announced that he will have a proposal for reasonably priced
liability insurance for presentation at the March board
meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Conference 2002 -
Henry Ledet announced that the site location committee will be
looking at several cities for the 2002 conference.

ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 10:55
a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Ruth Ann Gibson, Secretary


17 MARCH 2000

BOARD MEMBERS ATTENDING

Cecelia Delbridge, Special
Libraries
Ruth Ann Gibson, Secretary
Henry Ledet, Vice President
Robert Lipscomb, Public Libraries
Orthella P. Moman, ACRL
Shirlene Stogner, Treasurer
Rhonda Tynes, President

OTHERS ATTENDING

Richard Greene, Insurance
Committee
June Breland, Scholarship Committee
Susan Cassagne, Insurance Committee
Kay Boggan, 2YCRT
Marty Warstler, ANRT
Kaileen R. Thieling, YPSRT
John Pritchard, MLC
Mary Julia Anderson, MLA
Joe Tynes
Terry Latour

The meeting was called to order by president Rhonda Tynes at
10:05 a.m.

MINUTES

Orthella Moman moved that the minutes
from the December 10, 1999, meeting be accepted as written and
distributed. Robert Lipscomb seconded the motion, which was passed.
Cecelia Delbridge moved that the minutes from the January 24, 2000,
meeting be accepted as written and distributed. The motion was
seconded by Lipscomb and was passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Shirlene Stogner distributed copies
of the report as of February 29, 2000, and described changes that
were necessitated because of a change in software at the accounting
firm MLA uses. Lipscomb moved to accept the report as presented.
The motion was seconded by Delbridge and was passed.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Henry Ledet went over the conference
schedule to date. He announced the following members had accepted
conference committee chairmanships: Kaylene Behm, Exhibits; Rae
Puckett, Local Arrangements; Deb Mitchell, Registration; Ann
Branton, Poster Sessions; and Joan McLemore, Hospitality.

ALA REPORT

Because he was unable to attend the
meeting, Billy Beal e-mailed his report to board members, which is
attached.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Insurance- Richard
Greene described a professional liability insurance policy offered
by Myron F. Steves & Company of Houston, Texas. On behalf of
the committee, Greene moved that the Mississippi Library
Association Executive Board offer this professional liability
insurance policy as an optional benefit to the members of MLA
membership at a cost of $40 a year. Ledet seconded the motion,
which was passed. Rhonda Tynes requested the Insurance Committee
investigate group dental and vision insurance for MLA members.

National Library Week – Because she was unable
to attend the meeting, Jennifer Smith mailed her evaluation of
Legislative Day 2000 to the board.

Scholarship- June Breland distributed copies of
a brochure on the Peggy May Scholarship. Breland moved that the
recipient of the Peggy May Scholarship automatically receive a
complimentary membership to the Mississippi Library Association for
the year of receipt of the scholarship. The motion carried after a
second from Lipscomb. Breland offered the following motion from the
committee: The Scholarship Committee moves that solicitation
letters requesting donations to the Peggy May Scholarship Fund be
sent to companies. The motion was passed.

Others- John Pritchard, director of the
Mississippi Library Commission, reviewed the legislative year to
date.

SECTION/ROUND TABLE REPORTS

Moman, Lipscomb, Thieling, Warstler,
and Boggan described their various section and round table
activities scheduled for Conference 2000.

NEW BUSINESS

Making Reading Connections
Conference
- R. Tynes discussed this conference to be held
in June in Biloxi. MLA will have a booth at the conference to
promote membership and MAGNOLIA. Tynes will be recruiting people to
help at the booth.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35
a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Ruth Ann Gibson, Secretary


5 MAY 2000

BOARD MEMBERS ATTENDING

Billy Beal, ALA Councilor
Cecelia Delbridge, Special Libraries
Ruth Ann Gibson, Secretary
Robert Lipscomb, Public Libraries
Orthella P. Moman, ACRL
Shirlene Stogner, Treasurer
Rhonda Tynes, President

OTHERS ATTENDING

John Pritchard, Mississippi Library
Commission
Rahye Puckett, Mississippi Library Commission
Mary Julia Anderson, MLA, Executive Director
Terry Latour, Vice-President Elect
Barbara Carroon, Friends of Mississippi Libraries
Ann Branton, Mississippi Libraries Editor

The meeting was called to order by president Rhonda Tynes at
10:33 a.m.

MINUTES

Cecelia Delbridge moved that the
minutes from the March 17, 2000, meeting be accepted as written and
distributed. The motion was seconded by Suzy Turner and was
passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Shirlene Stogner distributed copies
of the report as of April 30, 2000 (see attachments). Robert
Lipscomb moved that the report be accepted as presented. The motion
was seconded by Suzy Turner and was passed.

ALA REPORT

Billy Beal reported that John Berry
is the new president of ALA. He briefly discussed the fourth draft
of “Core Values of Librarianship” (see attachment) and noted that
he will transmit to the ALA summer conference any responses or
comments that the membership has regarding this document.

SELA REPORT

Suzy Turner reported for Glenda
Segars on the SELA Leadership Meeting held in April (see
attachment). Turner also announced the establishment of an annual
GALE/SELA Continuing Education Committee Professional Grant (see
attachments) of $500 to be awarded to a new professional SELA
member in each state. Additional information is available on the
SELA web site: http://www.seflin.org/sela/conf2000/html. Turner
noted the formation of the new SELA Circulation and Reserve Round
Table (see attachment).

SECTION/ROUND TABLE REPORTS

Lipscomb, Cindy Harrison, and
Delbridge described their various section programs for Conference
2000.
Ann Branton announced that the Technical Services Round
Table
would be holding a cataloging workshop on May
17.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Election - Ruth Ann
Gibson announced for the Deb Mitchell the following new MLA
officers for 2001: Terry Latour, vice-president/president-elect;
Kaylene Behm, secretary; and Keith Coleman, treasurer.

Legislative - John Pritchard reported for
Frances Coleman that the past legislative session was an odd one,
with some gains and some losses. He noted that the National
Legislative Day in Washington, D.C., was successful (see
attachment). Pritchard announced that a $50,000 Phil Harden
Foundation grant and a matching LSTA grant were being used to place
PLATO in all public libraries possibly as early as this summer.
Mississippi is the first state to offer PLATO statewide. Pritchard
also announced that Mississippi recently became the fortieth state
to be named a Center for the Book.
Pritchard said the following names were being submitted by MLC as
Mississippi’s nominees for ALA/ALTA’s outstanding
advocates and programs for libraries: Dr. Lora Long, MAGNOLIA,
Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc., Barbara Carroon, Loura
Currier, Mary Love, Peggy May, Dr. George Lewis, Augusta
Richardson, and Whitman Davis.

Friends of Mississippi Libraries - Barbara
Carroon reported that Friends would sponsor a program on oral
history projects at MLA conference.

Scholarship - Turner reported for June Breland
(see attachment) that the 2000 Peggy May Scholarship recipient is
Rose Johnson Lockett. Mary Julia Anderson will take care of the
complimentary MLA membership. A flyer to raise funds for the
scholarship by honoring outstanding librarians is to be mailed with
the next general mailing. Turner moved that the name of the donor
and honoree be printed in Mississippi Libraries when requested.
After being seconded by Delbridge, the motion was passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Beal reported that all librarians in
the Meridian school district had lost their jobs for next year
because of money, thereby jeopardizing the district’s
accreditation. He will be following this situation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Turner noted that Mississippi State
University is to become a member of the Association of Research
Libraries.

Rahye Puckett announced that John Pritchard and Frances Coleman
have been selected to the SOLINET Board.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:47
a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Ruth Ann G. Gibson,
Secretary


18 OCTOBER 2000

ATTENDING

Billy Beal, ALA Councilor
Cecelia Delbridge, Special Libraries
Ruth Ann Gibson, Secretary
Jolee Hussey, School Libraries
Henry Ledet, Vice-President
Robert Lipscomb, Public Libraries
Glenda Segars, SELA Representative
Shirlene Stogner, Treasurer
Suzy Turner, Past President
Rhonda Tynes, President
Ann Branton, Mississippi Libraries Editor
Terry Latour, Vice-President Elect

The Mississippi Library Association Executive Board met
Wednesday, 18 October 2000, in the Canterbury Room at the Crown
Plaza, Jackson. President Rhonda Tynes called the meeting to order
at 8:00 a.m.

MINUTES

On a motion from Cecelia Delbridge,
with a second from Glenda Segars, the minutes were approved as
distributed.

VICE-PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE REPORT

Registration- On behalf of committee
chairman Deb Mitchell, Ruth Ann Gibson reported that there were 363
pre-registrations with 190 of those being MLA members attending the
full conference (See detailed report attached).

TREASURER’S REPORT

Shirlene Stogner reviewed the balance
sheets as of 30 September 2000 (See report attached). She noted
that the new balance as of 13 October showed total liabilities and
equity of $100,242.67, reflecting deposits for membership dues and
conference registrations. Suzy Turner mover to accept the report.
The motion was seconded by Jolee Hussey and passed.

ALA REPORT

Billy Beal said he had Spectrum
Scholarship information available at the ALA membership table. He
announced that his name has been placed in nomination for the ALA
Board.

SELA REPORT

Segars reported that SELA has new
brochures and membership forms available.

SECTION/ROUND TABLE REPORTS

School Libraries-
Hussey reported on the LAMP tour. There was a lengthy discussion on
concerns regarding the tour. Tynes appointed Hussey, Terry Latour,
and herself to a committee to address the concerns and reports at
the next meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tynes announced there would be a
joint 2000 and 2001 board meeting on Friday, 8 December, at 10:00
a.m. at the Mississippi Library Commission.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:43
a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Ruth Ann G. Gibson,
Secretary


8 DECEMBER 2000

BOARD MEMBERS ATTENDING

Billy Beal, ALA Councilor
Kaylene Behm, Secretary
Ann Branton, Editor, Mississippi Libraries and chair of
Publications committee
June Breland, ACRL section chair
Juanita Flanders, 2YCRT
Cindy Harrison, School Library section chair
Terry Latour, Vice-President/President-elect
Henry Ledet, President
Victoria Penny, YPSRT
Glenda Segars, SELA
Madel Stringer, Trustee section chair
Rhonda Tynes, Past President
Kathleen Wells, TSRT chair

COMMITTEE CHAIRS PRESENT:

Susan Cassagne, Continuing
Education
David A. Juergens, Conservation
Ruth Pierce, Handbook
Jennifer A. Smith, National Library Week

The meeting was called to order by President Henry Ledet at
11:05 a.m. The agenda was presented.

INTRODUCTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS

Introductions of new officers,
section chairs, roundtable chairs, and committee chairs were made.
A list of new officers and chairs was distributed for corrections.
President Ledet welcomed each person to the meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

National Library Week
Committee
Jennifer Smith reported on the planned National
Library Week activities. Partners for Progress panel discussion
will be held on January 29th in the ETV auditorium in Jackson. Two
panels will be made up of media professionals and librarians within
the state.

Information on additional National Library Week and Legislative
Day activities will be mailed out to all MLA members.

Site Selection Committee Rhonda Tynes presented
the recommendation for the 2002 conference to be held in
Hattiesburg at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. The
recommendation was voted upon and was accepted.

Legislative Committee Glenda Segars submitted
the mission and goals for the committee, which were accepted by the
board.

Ms. Segars circulated a copy of the invitation to the
Legislative Reception, and a copy of the ALA Legislative Day
website.

Nominating Committee Rhonda Tynes presented the
report. The motion was made by June Breland, seconded by Glenda
Segars to accept the slate as presented. The motion passed.

Fiscal Management Committee The
treasurer’s report was circulated. The motion to accept the
report was made by June Breland, and seconded by Billy Beal. The
motion passed.

The 2001 budget was circulated. Upon review of the budget, the
motion was made by Billy Beal and seconded by Kaylene Behm to
accept the proposed budget. The motion passed.

LAMP Tour After a lengthy discussion, President
Ledet requested that June Breland join Rhonda Tynes and Jolee
Hussey as they continue the investigation of MLA’s
participation in the annual LAMP tour.

NEW BUSINESS

Ann Branton proposed the Mississippi
Libraries editors’ choice award to be presented at the Awards
Banquet at the annual MLA conference. The motion was made by Terry
Latour and seconded by Billy Beal to approve this award. The motion
passed.

2001 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

President Ledet noted the
board-meeting schedule in the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05
p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Kaylene Behm, Secretary


        

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