NHLA Report to the Executive Committee
June 17, 2008
The Academics Section is in the process of reorganizing, after an initial meeting held at UNH-Manchester in January, 2008, and a Brown Bag session held during the annual NHLA conference in Concord in May, 2008. There were approximately 20 people present at the May meeting, resulting in a commitment to reactivate the group.
The group elected Catherine Ryan from New England College (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Betsy (Elizabeth) Holmes from Saint Anselm College (email@example.com) as co-chairs, with Sondra VanderPloeg from Colby-Sawyer as chair-elect (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The new officers will be meeting on Thursday, June 19, to tabulate the results of a survey taken during the May meeting; review the bylaws of the Academics Section; create a Yahoo Group for the section (and/or develop an email list); plan for a section social event to take place in September or October; and discuss a possible project for the section to take on for NHLA (developing an NHLA archive, perhaps).
Additionally, Catherine and Betsy will determine who will represent the section at Executive and Conference committees. Each committee will be advised who will represent Academics once this has been established.
We are looking forward to getting the Academics Section more involved in NHLA, and welcome any suggestions that members can provide.
Elizabeth L. Holmes
Collection and User Services Librarian
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102