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More sponsored memberships and new application form

I am pleased to announce that the IAMSLIC Executive Board has approved an expansion to the IAMSLIC-sponsored memberships that are available to new IAMSLIC members. For a number of years IAMSLIC has offered a limited number of one-time three-year sponsored memberships free of charge to new members from low and middle income countries. As described on the Join IAMSLIC page, similar one-time one-year sponsored memberships are now also available to new members from high income countries. Up to five sponsored memberships may be awarded in each category each year.

Please help recruit new members by sharing this news with any and all librarians, information specialists and library school students you meet!

In addition, there is a new online IAMSLIC Membership Application Form linked from the Join IAMSLIC page that makes it easier to apply for membership.

Steve Watkins
IAMSLIC President 2016-2017

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IAMSLIC Business Meetings 2015

The IAMSLIC Business Meetings 2015 will be held during the upcoming Conference in Rome, 7-11 September.
The minutes from the former 2014 Conference to be approved, Joint Working Groups, Treasurer’s report, Regional Group reports, Committee reports, etc., can be found on the IAMSLIC website. All reports are due and once received,  they are posted in the Members Area.

I request all members to please read these documents whether you are attending the conference or not. I would appreciate receiving any questions, comments or concerns:  gcosulich@inidep.edu.ar

Guillermina Cosulich
IAMSLIC President 2014-2015

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Treasury Task Force, Dues Allocation, Bylaws

Dear IAMSLIC members,

I wanted to let you know about the efforts of three IAMSLIC groups who are working to improve some of our internal processes.

The Treasury Task Force examined the financial policies & procedures and made a series of recommendations that have been approved by the Executive Board. The Treasury Task Force Report and Recommendations are available in the members’ area of the website. It is a long document but the key recommendations are summarized on the first page and will be implemented over the coming months.

Special thanks to the task force for untangling the issues and providing a clear path. They are: Dave Baca (Chair), Sandra Abbott-Stout, Barb Butler, Kristen LaBonte, Sally Taylor, Eleanor Uhlinger, Steve Watkins.

Related to the work of the Treasury Task Force, a few of us looked specifically at how membership dues are allocated to the Regional Groups and to the Officers for travel support. To simplify the process and ensure financial stability, the group wrote a new Proposed Funding Allocation Model for Regional Groups and Officers that has been approved by the Executive Board and is also available in the members’ area of the website.

Thank you to Steve Watkins for crunching the numbers and writing the proposal, and to Barb Butler and Kristen LaBonte for their membership expertise and input.

Last but not least, the Bylaws Committee has taken recommendations from the two reports and identified other much needed edits to the bylaws. The Executive Board has approved their report, and the proposed amendments will be put to a membership vote in the next few days, so be ready!

I would like to thank the Bylaws Committee for going over the text with a fine-tooth comb. They are: Barb Butler (Chair), Amy Butros, Angela Clark-Hughes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Sally Taylor, IAMSLIC President (2013-2014)

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IAMSLIC Business Meeting

The IAMSLIC Business Meeting will held during the upcoming Conference in Zanzibar 16-21 October.
The minutes from the 2010 Conference, MOUs, Treasurer’s report, Regional reports, Committee reports etc. can be found on the IAMSLIC website. All reports are due and once received are posted on the website.

Please read these documents whether you are attending the conference or not. I would appreciate receiving any questions, comments or concerns: marcia.croyvanwely@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Minutes 2010 : http://www.iamslic.org/member-access/members-area/meeting-minutes
Annual reports : http://www.iamslic.org/member-access/members-area/annual-reports
MoU with IOC : http://www.iamslic.org/people/committees-taskforces/iamslic-iou-mou
MoU with FAO: http://www.iamslic.org/people/committees-taskforces/fao-iamslic-joint-activities

Marcia Croy-Vanwely
IAMSLIC President 2011

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IAMSLIC MoU IOC/IODE Official Signing

Wendy Watson Wright, on behalf of IOC/IODE, and Marcia Croy-Vanwely on behalf of IAMSLIC, have signed an Memorandum of Understanding. There will be a celebration of this event at the Conference in Zanzibar this October.
MOU at: http://www.iamslic.org/people/committees-taskforces/iamslic-iou-mou

Marcia Croy-Vanwely
IAMSLIC President

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Iamslic Minutes 2010

The draft minutes of the 2 Business Meetings and of the 2 Executive Board Meetings, that were held in Mar del Plata Argentina, have now been posted to the website under Members Access-Meeting Minutes. 

Marcia Croy-Vanwely
Iamslic President

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IAMSLIC website moves next week

Dear Colleagues,

The IAMSLIC Website and Communications Committee has been working jointly with the EURASLIC Web Committee since the past conference in Belgium to investigate alternatives for the hosting platform for our various web services and resources. Last week, the IAMSLIC Executive Board approved our proposal to relocate the IAMSLIC website to a commercial hosting service rather than purchasing a new server to replace the obsolete server that has been hosted by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. Since then, Sally Taylor and I have been working to replicate all of the IAMSLIC website and blog content on the new host platform and we have completed that work. In fact, this is the first posting from the new IAMSLIC blog to be broadcast to the IAMSLIC Discussion List.

We anticipate that the Internet address (www.iamslic.org)  for the website will be redirected to the new host starting on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, 13 or 14 July, 2010.  Once that occurs, I will send out a followup message with the specific URL addresses of the main IAMSLIC website, the News & Events blog, the 2010 conference website, etc. In the meantime, you may preview the new website at its temporary address:
http://iamslic.dreamhosters.com

Steve Watkins
Chair, Website and Communications Committee

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New Chair of the Website and Communications Committee

I’m pleased to announce Mary Lou Cumberpatch as the new Chair of the IAMSLIC Website and Communications committee. Marcia Croy Vanwely as Junior President Elect will also play a role in keeping our web site up-to-date.

In addition, I’d like to recognize the other members of the committee and their respective responsibilities.

  • Steve Watkins, Software and Server Manager
  • Peter Fritzler, Blog Manager and IAMSLIC Secretary
  • Dan Belich, WHOAS Liaison
  • Kristen Anderson, Conference Proceedings Editor
  • Lenora Oftedahl, Listserv manager with Ruth Gustafson as back-up

I will stay on this year as we transition some of the responsibilities. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sally Taylor

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IAMSLIC Grant Cycles

For a number of years IAMSLIC has offered two separate grant cycles. Grant Cycle One provided project-related grants and Grant Cycle Two provided conference travel support. IAMSLIC’s new regional group structure now allows each region to administer their own project-related and travel funds.  The Executive Board will still administer project-based grants for members not affiliated with a regional group and if funds are available will still offer some funding for conference travel.  In order to streamline the process the Executive Board voted to consolidate the current two Grant Cycles into a single call for proposals beginning in 2009. Details will be outlined on the Grants page (http://www.iamslic.org/index.php?section=26) after the close of the 2008 Grant Cycle Two (April 25th)

Regards,

Barb Butler

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