Meeting Minutes

University of Hawaii at Manoa
American Library Association, Student Chapter

Executive Committee Meeting

September 23, 2004


Attendees:         Christian DeLay, Wendy Ikemoto, Mona Kwon, Lillian Nicolich, Jenn Ogg, Loraine Oribio, Lori Ann Saeki, Carole Suzui, Suzanne Uratani, Andrew Wertheimer, and Leslie Wood


Call to Order:     4:05 PM




The Executive Committee approved the August 26 minutes.


Treasurer’s Report

Jenn Ogg reported the treasury balance as $923.81. 


Membership Update

Lillian Nicolich reported that there are 31 current members.



Loraine Oribio noted that due to much of the members’ energy being spent on the HLA silent auction and other activities, the Pizza Hut fundraiser will be postponed until after the auction on October 23rd and 24th.


Fall Brown Bags

§       Jim Rumford, local children’s book author/illustrator, has been scheduled for October 7th.  Although it is currently at 12:00 PM, there is consideration to move it to 4:00 PM to encourage participants.  The Ron Chapman talk on 9/21 at 4:00 PM gathered 28 attendees.

§       L. Nicolich suggested an Intellectual Freedom workshop with Dr. Rebecca Knuth.  Perhaps this could take form in a panel discussion of intellectual freedom versus social responsibility.  This session would be slightly longer than a brown bag.  Andrew is considering incorporating the last few minutes of his 610 class on a Thursday to accommodate the time and place.  The tentative date was set for Nov 18.


Fall Social Events

§       L. Oribio announced that October 12th is Movie Night, featuring Party Girl.  Mona Kwon will bring the movie.  Zhan Hunt will supervise the publicity.

§       On Oct 28, SLA/ASIST is holding a Halloween event.  The theme is Super Librarian.  ALA-SC is considering making this a joint project.

§       For the beach day in Spring semester, the group discussed the possibility of doing an island tour immediately before the beach party.  The beach party may take place on the Windward side or the North Shore.


Library Tours

Leslie Wood reported that ALA-SC has given nine tours to date.  Five of those tours were in the first week of the semester.  They are generally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  As this time, tours are no longer on standing schedule, but given by request.


Student-to-Staff Award

Andrew Wertheimer announced that the Student-to-Staff Award is coming up.  Last year’s applicants wrote an essay expressing their desire to attend.  A. Wertheimer asked the group if they would like to proceed as last year or change the criteria.  Some chapters simply appoint a recipient.  The committee decided to repeat the essay contest.


HLA Silent Auction

A. Wertheimer reported that to date, 12 items have been committed to be donated for the HLA silent auction. 


A. Wertheimer reported that his proposal for a panel of student paper presentations was submitted and approved.  The conference has scheduled a time slot for this presentation.  If no one in ALA-SC has a paper, the invitation will be extended to the student chapter of SLA/ASIST. 


Lori Ann Saeki will draft a schedule and sign-up sheet for student shifts at the auction tables.


Neighbor Island Outreach

In the direction of extending participation to the Neighbor Island members, the committee discussed hosting events for the HITS courses intensive weekends.  The committee decided on pizza lunches on those weekends.  There are about 40 students in LIS683, and about 20 in LIS650.


Next Meeting

The ALA-SC general membership meeting will be held on 9/30/04 at 4:00 PM.  The next Executive Committee meeting is on October 2.


Meeting was adjourned at 5:10 PM.


Minutes submitted by Secretary, Mona Kwon.