Section Council 2011 Mid-Year Report
Section Council Mid Year Report 2011
Committee: Section Council
Below is a summary of Section Council activities since the 2010 annual meeting listed under the relevant goals.
Goal 1: Recruitment, Membership and Leadership in the Profession
Evaluate SIGs using Section process developed last year:
- Develop guidelines and criteria for SIG self study and review (purpose, mission statements, meeting need, officer recruitment problems, membership trends etc.)
- Determine factors/symptoms indicating consideration to move from Section to SIG
- Develop process for moving from Section to SIG
A chair and subcommittee has been formed to complete this task. The subcommittee will also
Monitor section compliance activities.
- Formulate and implement plans for Section Shuffle at MLA 2012
- Confer with NPC 2012 co-chairs on the details of the room where the Section Shuffle will take place.
- Plan publicity to be placed in MLA News, on the 2012 web site and on the MEDLIB-l listserv both before and after MLA 2012.
- Work with Sections as they develop their plans
- Consider adding SIGs to the Shuffle.
- If a prize is to be awarded, work on criteria, judging, etc.
A chair and subcommittee has been formed and has begun planning for the shuffle. Sections will be solicited for committee members and donations.
The budget for 2010 was $3500 with the actual costs being $4500 to cover cost of refreshments. Section Council Budget request of $1000 and Sections will be asked to contribute the remaining $3500. Section Council chair will work with program planners to determine cost for 2012 and adjust budget if necessary.
Communicate to the Association, through MLA News, MLA Focus, and Medlib-L, Sections and SIGs activities.
Who, Expertise Needed:
Section Council Chair, Section Council vice Chair, Section Council members, SIG Conveners, Associate Editor of MLA News for Sections and SIGs, MLA HQ Staff.
Thanks to the hard work of Christine Marton, section council news has been included in MLA News. Plans are to have more comprehensive information in future issues.
Continue assisting Sections to complete their elections by the February 15 deadline; provide a biographical form for Section Council nominees to MLA Nominating Committee; develop the slate for the Council’s potential six nominees for the MLA Nominating Committee. Conduct the elections online, by posting relevant information on the Council’s web site.
Plans are in place to start this process by January 1, 2012. The experience with 2013 program planners demonstrated an effect way to accomplish this task.
Develop a template to assist Sections in compiling and updating their Section history.
The History of the Health Sciences Section has volunteered to lead this effort.
Anniversaries being celebrated in 2012 include:
- Health Associations 60 years
- NAHRS 50 years
- Relevant Issues 30 years
- Research 30 years
- Technical Services 30 years
Goal 2: Life Long Learning
- Develop a timeline for 2013 federated international meeting including dates for paper submission and acceptance that fit the international deadlines.
- Assist Sections to select program planners outside the regular system in order to accomplish the earlier deadline for 2013.
- Work closely with NPC liaison to insure themes are completed by November 1, 2011.
- Continue to sponsor three general session programs at annual meetings.
The 2013 timeline for paper and poster submissions was developed by the 2013 liaison with assistance of the 2012 liaison. The theme development process is on track to be completed by the October deadline.
$500 for audiovisual equipment for MLA 2012 sessions
Goal 3: Advocacy
- Send suggestions for Jury for Section Project of the Year Award to MLA President
- Working with MLA Headquarters, recruit vendor sponsor for Section Project of the Year Award
Section Project of the Year committee has been formed. Two announcements have been sent to Section council with another planned within two weeks. Two sections have contacted the Chair that their sections have projects to submit.
Serve as a conduit for communication between the Sections and the MLA Board, and between the MLA Board and Sections; encourage Sections to invite Board members to their business meeting at the Annual Conference.
Chair and MLA headquarters have worked together to get required reports from Sections in a timely manner.
Goal 4: Creating and Communicating our Knowledge
Continue process for Section Council/Chapter Council joint programming at MLA 2013.
The committee has topic content and is awaiting confirmation of a time slot to flesh out the concept.
$800 for breakfast at Section Council 2011 meeting
Improve communication between Section Council’s Web Editor, Section Web Editors and SIG Web Editors
Section Web Editor has been in contact with Section web editors. Section Council web editor also selected and designed a website for 2013 program planning.
Continue to improve communication with SIG conveners to insure receipt of annual reports, updated information for the SIG Directory, and contact with inactive SIGs. Review any new Section or SIG proposals; determine if SIGs are in compliance with guidelines in Section Council Manual; determine if Sections are in compliance with guidelines in Section Council Manual.
Two potential new SIGs have contacted Section Council Chair. Both have received information concerning the process of SIG formation. No formal applications have been received.
Continue to maintain and develop the content of the Section Council web page; incorporate tools and utilities from the new association management software into the Section Council and Section web sites as available; respond to suggestions for improving the ease of use and appearance of the Section Council web page; develop help aids to support Sections and SIG Web Editors to help them identify and implement utilities to enhance their web sites.
A complete review is planned later this year.
This report is informational and requires no action by the Board of Directors.
Section Council Officers
Chair – Ysabel Bertolucci
Vice Chair - Jo Dorsch
Webmaster/MLA Editorial Board - Melissa Rethlefsen
Elections Committee Chair - Beth Whipple
Elections Committee Member - Lisa Ennis
MLA News Submission – Ysabel Bertolucci, Pat Hammond
Section/Sig Review Committee Chair – Christine Marton
Section/Sig Review Committee Members - Janet Horn, Michael Wood, Ryan Harris
Section Shuffle Chair – Amy Blevins
Section Shuffle Members – Debra Berlanstein, Rhonda Allard, Mary Markland
2013 Joint Program Chair – Terry Jankowski
2013 Joint Program Members - Jeanne Burke, Heather Moberly, Linne Girouard, Colleen Cuddy, Daniel Dollar
2012 NPC Liaison – Linne Girouard
2013 NPC Liaison – Ramune Kubilius
MLA Social Networking Committee/Technology Advisory Committee – Melissa Rethlefsen
MLA Editorial Search Committee – Diane Cooper
MLA Benchmarking Liaison – Christine Chastain-Warheif
MLA Membership Liaison – David Nolfi
MLA PRRC Liaison - Mellanye Lackey
MLA CE Committee Liaison – Ana Cleveland
MLA Credentialing Liaison - Priscilla Stephenson
Section Council Representatives
|Cancer Librarians Section||Christine Marton|
|Chiropractic Librarians Section||Janet Tapper|
|Collection Development Section||Ramune Kubilius|
|Consumer & Patient Health Information Section||Rhonda J. Allard|
|Corporate Information Services Section||Janet Collins Horn|
|Dental Section||Mary Krienbring|
|Educational Media & Technologies Section||Amy Blevins|
|Federal Libraries Section||Terrie Wheeler|
|Health Association Libraries Section||David Sweet|
|History of the Health Sciences Section||Michael Flannery|
|Hospital Libraries Section||Pat Hammond|
|International Cooperation Section||Rick Ralston|
|Leadership & Management Section||Jo Dorsch|
|Medical Informatics Section||Beth Whipple|
|Medical Library Education Section||John MacMullen|
|Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section||Lisa Ennis|
|Pharmacy & Drug Information Section||Jonathan Koffel|
|Public Health/Health Administration Section||Debra Berlanstein.|
|Public Services Section||Mary J Markland|
|Relevant Issues Section||Ryan Harris|
|Research Section||Diane Cooper|
|Technical Services Section||Michael A. Wood|
|Veterinary Medical Libraries Section||Robin Sewell|
|Section Council Chairs|
|Cancer Librarians Section||Stephanie Fulton|
|Chiropractic Librarians Section||Janet Tapper|
|Collection Development Section||Mary Fran Prottsman|
|Consumer & Patient Health Information Section||Jana Liebermann|
|Corporate Information Services Section||Janette Schueller|
|Dental Section||Elizabeth Kettell|
|Educational Media & Technologies Section||Dale Prince|
|Federal Libraries Section||Mabel Trattford|
|Health Association Libraries Section||Jean Riedlinger|
|History of the Health Sciences Section||Joan Stoddart|
|Hospital Libraries Section||Margo Coletti|
|International Cooperation Section||Brian Bunnett|
|Leadership & Management Section||Nancy Allee|
|Medical Informatics Section||Michelle Kraft|
|Medical Library Education Section||Jodi Philbrick|
|Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section||Susan Gerding Bader|
|Pharmacy & Drug Information Section||Rae Jesano|
|Public Health/Health Administration Section||Julie Esparza|
|Public Services Section||Kimberly Pullen|
|Relevant Issues Section||Max Anderson|
|Research Section||Carole Gilbert|
|Technical Services Section||Amy Faltinek|
|Veterinary Medical Libraries Section||Esther Carrigan|
A review of content is planned.