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PLMS Chair

From: Jan Merrill-Oldham <hbladm18>
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 1991
Notice to Members, Preservation of Library Materials Section (PLMS),

I am vacating the PLMS slot on the ALCTS Legislation Committee, which I
have chaired for two years, and would very much like to be able to help
Arnold Hirshon, current president of ALCTS, and Lisa Fox, current chair
of PLMS, identify a person interested in replacing me (not as chair, but
as a committee member).

The mission of the Legislation Committee is, "To monitor legislative
activity and identify those issues central to the concerns of the ALCTS
membership.  To identify appropriate ways in which to respond to
relevant legislative issues. To raise awareness regarding
library-related legislative activity, and to motivate political action
within the ALCTS membership through a variety of means.  To cooperate
with other ALA legislation groups as appropriate."

The PLMS member of the committee, then, has particular responsibility
for paying attention to legislative matters involving the preservation
of library and archives materials, and bringing such matters to the
attention of the committee.

Working on divisional committees can be very interesting.  The ALCTS
Legislation Committee, for example, is comprised of a representative
from the Reproduction, Cataloging and Classification, Resources,
Serials, and Preservation Sections, and the Council of Regional Groups.
There are also two members-at-large and 3 interns.  Digesting and
mobilizing the different perspectives and experience that this diverse
group brings to the table is a guaranteed challenge for everyone on the
committee, and there is the added satisfaction of working closely with
non-preservation people from all types and sizes of libraries.

I could provide, for the person appointed to this position, four sets of
committee minutes, several committee reports, and the 1990-91 issues of
the ALA Washington Newsletter (which is issued irregularly, usually runs
5 to 7 pages, and is the bottom line for keeping abreast of
library-related legislative activities).

Anyone interested?  Hope so.  Please send me an e-message (Jan
Merrill-Oldham, hbladm18@uconnvm), and I'll pass along information to
Arnold and to Lisa. Thanks.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:21
                Distributed: Sunday, September 29, 1991
                        Message Id: cdl-5-21-002
Received on Tuesday, 24 September, 1991

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