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From the Chair
As I sit here and review the Mountain West Chapter’s activities, I marvel at the enthusiasm and dedication of the membership. Among the accomplishments of the Mountain West Chapter over the past few years:
All of this couldn’t have been accomplished without the enthusiasm, professionalism, and hard work of our chapter members!
Because our region is spread geographically among the vast spaces of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, please continue to foster contact with your colleagues through the Mountain West Chapter. Participate in any way you feel that you can contribute … ask or answer a question on the listserv, attend the stimulating and informative conferences this year in NYC and Denver, volunteer to serve on a committee, and/or write a column for the newsletter. The opportunities are all there!
We are always striving to make the Chapter better serve your needs. If you have ideas regarding the growth of our Chapter, please feel free to contact me or another Chapter officer.
Please join me in congratulating Peggy Keeran, whose term as Western Regional Representative will commence at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in New York City. Peggy is a dedicated professional who has worked tirelessly in her role as MW Secretary/Treasurer over the past two years. Congratulations, Peggy! And thank you for all your hard work!
We welcome Tom Riedel in his new role as MW Secretary/Treasurer. Tom will finish Peggy's term in accordance with the MW Chapter bylaws. Thank you, Tom!
Winberta Yao Travel Award
Please join the Winberta Yao Travel Award committee in congratulating Alessia Zanin-Yost, a reference librarian and liaison to the Art Department at Montana State University in Bozeman, as the recipient of the 2004 Winberta Yao Travel Award. Alessia will be joining the Mountain West chapter for our fall meeting in Denver, and has expressed an interest in becoming more active in the chapter. We're pleased to be able to offer the award this year to an individual member from Montana, our newest member state!
Winberta Yao Travel Award Committee
Mountain West Meets in New York City
The Mountain West Chapter will have a regular business meeting in New York at the ARLIS/NA conference and there may be a social meeting (dinner, drinks?) as well. Keep a close eye on the listserv for more information.
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
MW Membership Committee Report
Thanks to all those who filled out the Membership Survey last year! We had 13 members take the time out of their busy schedules to answer the survey. Your input and comments will help the Chapter Officers and Conference Planning Committee organize events tailored to try to meet your needs. Your input makes a big difference!
Here is a brief summary of some of the comments:
If you have any questions about the survey or would like a more detailed summary of the results, please feel free to contact the Membership Committee: Polly McCord and Eumie Imm-Stroukoff, Co-Chairs and Peggy Keeran, Committee member.
The Membership Committee will continue to work with the state coordinators to help address the membership’s needs. The state coordinators for this year are Jeanne Brown, Kate Cunningham-Hendrix, Miguel Juarez, Jennifer Mayer, Christiane Ramsey, Nina Stephenson, and Alessia Zanin-Yost.
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
It is hard to believe this is the first issue of our third volume! We have published so many issues that it seems appropriate to identify them as volume and number rather simply season and year (e.g. Spring/Summer 2003) as we have been doing. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this first issue of Vol. 3. Several chapter members have agreed to report on events at big ARLIS next month. If you haven’t signed up, there are still plenty of opportunities, but be sure to let me know which event/session/workshop/etc. you want to cover. Telling me in advance ensures a diverse issue without duplicated efforts. Our chapter newsletter affords an opportunity for all our members to “attend” the conference without being there in person.
As always, special thanks to Chris Ramsey for her efforts to get this on the Web.
Editor, The Mountain Ledger