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OCALD Minutes

Minutes of the January 25, 2001 meeting
State Regents' Conference Room, Oklahoma City

Beth Anne Freeman called the meeting to order. Freeman welcomed visitors to the meeting. Carol Barry announced her retirement and introduced Carolyn Mahin as the new Director for Public Services at UCO.

Susan McVey, ODL, distributed lists of the membership of the House Sub-Committee on Appropriations. Susan encouraged each director to contact his or her legislator to let them know the importance of the state funded databases to our libraries.

Ed Johnson discussed the recently enacted Childrens Internet Protection Act and the potential impact it may bring to libraries.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Phil Moss reported that the invoices for PsycInfo were in the mail.

Barbara King reported on the OLTN Shared Database Committee. The bids have been opened and an initial review completed.

Sharon Saulmon announced upcoming OLA events. Legislative Day is February 27; Ethics Committee Workshop on February 9 will be held at Rose State; February 2 is Job Shadow Day. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Ed Johnson distributed "Basic Facts About UCITA" and gave an update.

Julie Brooks announced the OLA Preconference will be in OKC at OLA on Wednesday, April, 18. Pat Wagner will present a workshop on Project Management. The workshop will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the registration will include lunch.

Beth Anne polled the membership for interest in OCALD meeting together for a dinner on the evening of April 18. It was agreed that Beth Anne should pursue finding a venue.

Beth Anne announced that she will appoint a Nominating Committee to prepare a slate of candidates for the positions of Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Secretary and one Member at Large. Each of these is a two-year term. If you wish to serve on the committee or wish to suggest a colleague as a candidate email Beth Anne.

Jon Sparks distributed information on Distance Learning Guidelines. A vote to adopt will take place at the February meeting.

Danelle Hall will participate in a panel discussion dealing with sharing resources among libraries. OK-Share will be her topic. Danelle reminded libraries to continue keeping OK-Share statistics.

Beth Anne reported on the November teleconference meeting. There were 27 respondents to the evaluation reflecting a successful teleconference.

Beth Anne announced that the Executive Committee is preparing a library hours survey draft, which will be shared with the membership at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be February 22, 2001.

Meeting adjourned.

Francine J. Fisk