Board Meeting, 24 October 2006

Present: Ellen Chapman, Barbara Dunn, Laura Gerwitz, Judy Kearney, Pat Ogburn, Leilani Pyle, Kanani Reppun, Helen Wong Smith, Andrew Wertheimer

At our dinner meeting, Kanani called us to order at 5:40.

ANNUAL MEETING: In an earlier email, Helen had suggested Molokai as the venue. The Board expressed its enthusiasm for this idea and discussed possible activities, lodgings, air travel, and costs. Helen will pursue information about venues and food. Programming will be for anther subcommittee. We are still planning for the traditional dates on Presidents Day weekend (in 2007, Sat-Mon, Feb 17-19).

RESOLUTION RE HAWAII MEDICAL LIBRARY BUILDING: We discussed Judy's earlier proposal that, for more of an impact, we prepare a PowerPoint presentation to go along with the resolution. Helen will print 100 envelopes with AHA logo and address and get them to Judy tomorrow.

FUNDRAISING: Helen reported that Creative Arts in Hilo will put any image and text on any promotional item - pencils, T-shirts, mugs, etc. We decided not to fundraise by selling items, but liked the idea of AHA members wearing logo-shirts as promotional when engaged in an AHA activity. Helen will investigate the costs of T-shirts vs. polo shirts and the minimum order required.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Andrew announced that the LIS program at UHM has agreed that he will teach two archives classes, one each in the 2007 Spring and Fall semesters. These classes, plus the two preservation classes, and possibly two internships in archives or museum studies could eventually become a recognized specialty in the program.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: We decided to abandon the idea of making a presentation at the November annual meeting of the Hawaii Library Association. Presenters must pay the full registration fee ($270 for two people) and we felt that was too much. We tentatively decided to make presentations to other library groups.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50.

The meeting was followed by a talk by Laura Ruby about her use of local archival sources in research for her book Mo'il'iili: The Life of a Community, published earlier this year.

Respectfully submitted,
Ellen Chapman, Secretary

*****Next Meeting***** November 28, 2006, 5:30, Mission Houses Library