2001 Annual Report
ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter

Submitted by:

Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, ARLIS/MW Chapter Chair
phone 801-378-6731/ fax 801-378-6708

2001 Chapter Officers

Chair: Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Brigham Young University
Past Chair: Tom Riedel, Regis University
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Jeanne Brown, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Secretary-Treasurer: Joyce Henderson, University of Arizona
Webmaster: Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Brigham Young University
ARLIS/NA Western Regional Representative: Leslie Abrams, University of
California, San Diego

2002 Officers
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:  Frances B. Clymer, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Secretary-Treasurer: Peggy Keeran, Denver University

Chapter Home page: http://www.lib.byu.edu/~visart/arlismw

Number of chapter members in 2001: 20

Chapter meetings: 1

April 3, 2001: Informal meeting held at ARLIS/NA conference in Los Angeles.
Meeting minutes are available at http://www.lib.byu.edu/~visart/arlismw/01min.html#la

Annual Chapter Conference - November 7-9, 2001 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Program and details available at http://www.lib.byu.edu/~visart/arlismw/2001conf.html

Number of conference attendees: 18

Recognition and thanks are due to Jeanne Brown for all her hard work, professionalism, and attention to detail in the program and local arrangements. The conference was a fantastic event thanks to Jeanne’s leadership and commitment.

We presented our second Winberta Yao Travel Award this year to Jenna Johnson, from The Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona. Jenna received an award of $350.00.

The chapter voted to continue to donate $200 annually towards the expenses of the Welcome Party at the next ARLIS/NA conference in St. Louis. We will also continue to donate a chapter basket to the Silent Auction at the ARLIS/NA conference in St. Louis. Nancy Pistorius has volunteered to organize members’ donations into a basket, as she has done the last couple of years.

Next year’s conference will be held in Cody, Wyoming, the last state of the chapter to be visited.  Since the formation of the Mountain West Chapter, we have tried to meet in every state of the region.  Other suggestions for future conference sites included a possible joint meeting with the Texas/Mexico Chapter (perhaps in El Paso, Texas), and an invitation from Nancy Pistorius to meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A great portion of our business meeting was devoted to the discussion of having ARLIS/NA in Las Vegas in 2005.  Jeanne Brown led a discussion on the topic and Patricia McRae made a colorful presentation on what Las Vegas has to offer in terms of accommodations, attractions, and possible programs for the conference.  The membership voted to make the proposal official in 2002 and to submit it to the ARLIS/NA Executive Board. After meeting in Las Vegas as a chapter, several members felt more comfortable about hosting a national conference there. Jeanne Brown did a wonderful job in organizing a great program and putting so much effort in every detail of the conference.  Several members volunteered to participate in the local arrangements of a future national conference.
Treasurer’s Report:
Balance as of December 2001 = $3,189.75