Kentucky Chapter, Special Libraries Association

kysla@lsv.uky.edu
http://www.sla.org/chapter/cky
October 2002
Volume 27, Number 3

2002-2003
Officers and Committee Chairs

President

Larry Besant
Camden-Carroll Library
Morehead State University
606-783-5100
l.besant@morehead-st.edu

President-Elect
James Manasco
Shaver Engineering Library
University of Kentucky
859-257-8358
manasco@pop.uky.edu

Past-President
Wenda Webster Fischer
Info Source, Inc.
502-244-8807
gibbs@infosourceinc.com

Archivist
Alice Marksberry
Center for Applied Energy Research Library
859-257-0308
alice@caer.uky.edu

Treasurer
Jo Staggs-Neel
Science/Engineering Team
King Library
University of Kentucky
859-257-9373
mjstag00@pop.uky.edu

Secretary
Larry Richmond
Assistant Librarian for Reference and Government Documents
Weeks-Townsend Library
Union College
606-546-1243
lrichmond@unionky.edu

SLA/KY List Owner
Mary Vass
Reference & Info Services
University of Kentucky
859-257-0500 ext. 2114
maryvass@pop.uky.edu

Director
Elizabeth Smigielski
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
University of Louisville
502-852-0754
elizabeth.smigielski@louisville.edu

Director
Constance Ard
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald Library
502-587-3721
csa@gdm.com

Membership Chair
Gracie Hale
Morris Library
Gluck Equine Research Center
859-257-1192
ghale@ca.uky.edu

Public Relations/Diversity Leadership Development Committee
Susan Brown
Director
Transylvania University Library
subrown@mail.transy.edu

Bulletin Editor
Stacey Greenwell
Desktop Support Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
859.257.0500 x2002
staceyg@email.uky.edu

Webmaster and Bulletin Co-Editor

Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Kersey Library of Engineering, Physical Science and Technology
University of Louisville
502-852-1632
clw@louisville.edu

KY Chapter Student Group Liaison
Joseph Miller
College of Library Science
University of Kentucky
859-257-8854
jbmill00@pop.uky.edu

KY Chapter Student Group President
Stephanie Ballard
513-476-0327
steph_ballard@hotmail.com

Bulletin, October 2002

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President's gavel

President's Message
--Larry Besant

Colleagues (a.k.a.: Kentucky Chapter Members):

As I write this on Monday, October 28, 2002, the SLA website has posted this letter to the membership from Lynn K. Smith, CAE, our Association's Acting Executive Director:

". . .At SLA, we have developed a campaign whose main purpose will be to educate, inform and promote special librarians and information professionals to congressional leaders and government officials as these decisions are being made. SLA is not endorsing the Homeland Security terminology or the various components of the bill before Congress. Our initiative is related solely to the value that special librarians and information professionals can offer in the functions related to knowledge management, content management, competitive intelligence, etc. We seek to inform executive, legislative, and corporate decision makers in the process. If the Homeland Security Bill is passed, government agencies will require fundamental change and a new way of finding solutions to problems. It is imperative that we communicate our agenda and promote our value to government.

In the coming weeks and months, we will be distributing a series of letters to key congressional leaders, heads of government agencies and targeted media outlets, informing them of the important role information professionals can play if the new strategy for homeland security and government reorganization is approved. We will also reach out to other library organizations for industry wide cooperation and collaboration. I urge the SLA membership to get involved by contacting their representatives in Congress. In the end, this campaign will expand our visibility, strengthen our image and forge new partnerships.

The SLA Board of Directors and headquarters staff would like to hear your feedback on what our members' role should be in regard to the reorganization of key government agencies and the creation of the Homeland Security Agency. There is also a link on the front page of Virtual SLA. Please send your comments and suggestions to lynn@sla.org. We look forward to hearing from you."

While I have not had the pleasure of getting to know Lynn Smith, I like her style. These are tough times at SLA, but she is doing what needs to be done and more. I look forward to SLA's letters about the role of information professionals in the homeland security strategy. More important, I look forward to your feedback to SLA, to the Kentucky Chapter, and to our local media. To date, unfortunately, I have not seen much discussion and participation. As we used to say in the (fill in the adjective of your choice) olden days, "if you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

Good job on the 93% approval of the SLA Bylaws revisions, which will take effect on November 1, 2002.

The Open Board meeting last Friday, October 25, 2002, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort was an informative blast. In spite of a major downpour, we had a great turnout, an outstanding review by Richard Belding from KDLA of libraries in the various state agencies (as well as KDLA). Plus we did our Chapter business in a fun way, and were introduced to a very unique meeting facility (which most of us did not know existed!). Most of us, also, did not know that the Distillery produces a product called "French Kiss," which is labeled "a vanilla liqueur." Those present who did know of this elixir were not saying! James has done a fine job of arranging our next meeting (see announcement in this issue), planning for the joint spring meeting is shaping up, and we are asking our Directors-at-large to work on plans for another interesting locale for an Open Board Meeting in the spring.


N.B. I need a couple of volunteers to serve with the Past-President on the Nominating Committee. Please call me at: (606) 784-5100 or e-mail at: l.besant@morehead-st.edu. Free dinners to the first two volunteers.


Larry Besant

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Kentucky's First-Ever Chief Information Officer to speak at Kentucky Chapter Meeting on November 14, 2002
--Submitted by James Manasco, President-Elect

Aldona K. Valicenti, the Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, will present remarks at the Chapter Open Meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2002, at the Historic Berry Hill Mansion (700 Louisville Road) in Frankfort. Alice Marksberry, Past-Chair and Archivist, informed the board at the past Open Board Meeting that she conducted an unscheduled site visit of the meeting location and can attest that it is simply a beautiful place! J

From Ms. Valicenti's official bio:

"Paul E. Patton appointed Ms. Valicenti in December of 1997 as the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a member of his Executive Cabinet. During her tenure she has established the CIO position through legislation and has undertaken a transformation of how information technology services are delivered in state government. The Governor's EMPOWER Kentucky initiative identified information technology as a key enabler. Recently, Ms. Valicenti was instrumental in forming the Governor's Office for Technology, which brought several separate agencies into a cohesive organizational structure. The Executive Order for this reorganization was ratified by the 2000 General Assembly.

Ms. Valicenti has a B.S. in both Math and Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry and began her career with the Dow Corning Corporation. In 1976 she joined the Amoco Corporation and for the next 21 years held positions of increasing responsibility including Manager - System Development and Support, Divisional CIO for the Amoco Chemical Company, and Manager - Customer Solutions, Information Technology Shared Services, an internal supplier of information technology services to the global Amoco Corporation. In this position she was responsible for contracting for all information technology services for the Amoco Corporation.

Ms. Valicenti has served as Regional Director, Vice President and Program Chair and President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). She also worked with the National Governor's Association (NGA) e-Government Task Force, which Governor Paul Patton co-chaired for several years, and serves as his policy advisor on information technology issues.

Ms. Valicenti is a member and leader of various national, state and local organizations:

The festivities get under way at 11 a.m. for Social Time and Registration, followed by a buffet lunch from 11:30-12:30 and Ms. Valicenti's remarks at 12:30 p.m. An Open Meeting of the Chapter will follow immediately afterwards.

Lunch will be provided by Campbell's Restaurant in Paris, KY. The menu will include:

Don't miss the exciting, the astounding FIRST-EVER TACKIEST, RATTIEST OR UGLIEST TABLECLOTH CONTEST!!! That's right-bring your tackiest, wildest, most pathetic or extravagant table cloth with you to the meeting. A vote of the membership during the open meeting will determine the "Best in Show" and the winner will receive a prize!!!! So search through your closets, cabinets, attics and such, and bring your entry with you!!!

All this fun and excitement can be yours for the low, low, low cost of $15.00 per person. STUDENT MEMBERS OF SLA PAY ONLY $5.00 TO ATTEND THIS MEETING…WHAT A DEAL!!! Please RSVP to Jo Staggs-Neel at mjstag00@uky.edu by Tuesday November 12. There will be no on-site registration, so you must RSVP! Checks for the registration (made out to SLA/KY or Special Libraries Association/KY) may be mailed to Jo Staggs-Neel at:

Jo Staggs-Neel
Science/Engineering Libraries
410 King Addition
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

How could you miss this much fun and fellowship with your colleagues in the Kentucky Chapter? I hope to see all of you there!!!

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University of Kentucky Student Group Update
--Submitted by Stephanie Ballard, UK Student Group President

Greetings--there's a lot to report from your student group! First, check out our new website at http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/SLIS/students/sla/.
The old one was completely revamped by SLIS student and SLA member Bob Trader. Kudos to Bob for the classy look! We kept the link to the Kentucky SLA Chapter, naturally.

On September 18, 2002, we held a membership recruiting event in conjunction with the student groups of ALA and ASIST. Each group invited practicing librarians to reveal what it's like in "the real world" and to promote participation in professional organizations. Representing KY-SLA were Linda Minch from the Herald-Leader, Susan Brown from the KYVL, and president-elect James Manasco. Tracey Stivers, president of Cincinnati-SLA, also traveled down the road to represent her chapter. Thanks go to these folks for sharing their expertise, to Larry Besant for helping to line up speakers, and to SLA for sharing in the cost of pizza. Over 50 students, faculty, and librarians came to learn, network, and eat. Several students have joined SLA as a result of this event. (Of course, it didn't hurt that new professor, Linda Lillard, required her entire class to attend!)

On October 2, 2002, we hosted a hands-on workshop for SLIS students on electronic resources. Shawn Livingston of UK's Young Library led 20 students in discovering how to use the Library's interfaces and databases to locate information they'll need for their own research and ultimately for assisting other users. Thanks to SLIS student and UK librarian Ginny Norris for setting up the workshop.

Continuing the tradition of local library tours, UK-SLA is planning to lead several such tours this year. The first will be on November 1, 2002, at Keeneland, a site that we think will generate much interest. We're looking for future tour sites and welcome ideas from the Chapter. If you'd like to host a student tour of your library, please contact Kim Edwards at ynde@yahoo.com.

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Minutes for Kentucky Chapter of Special Libraries Association Leadership Meeting - October 25, 2002, Frankfort, Kentucky
--Submitted by Larry Richmond, Secretary

Attending
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Alice Marksberry, Stephanie Ballard, Sarah Mayfield, James Manasco, Larry Besant, Susan Brown, Veronica Walker, Jo Staggs-Neel, Debbie Sharp, and Christie Robinson.

Speaker
The meeting began after lunch and a short presentation by Richard N. Belding, Director of the Public Records Division of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) in which he discussed agency libraries in the Kentucky Government. He also gave insight into the records management process.

The Minutes of the August 26, 2002 meeting were approved.

Committee Reports
Treasurer: Jo Staggs-Neel

08/18/02-10/25/02

GRAND TOTAL (Available for Expenditures) $5,149.33
Operating Budget (Ledger) $3,354.32
   
Savings Account Balance $1,795.01
Deposits
Share of Joint Spring Conference $701.92
Expenses
Papa John's (Student Pizza Party) $181.72
Photo for Bulletin $10.00
Buffalo Trace Club House $100.00
Total Expenses $291.72

Student Group: Stephanie Ballard, President of the Chapter Student Group

Webmaster: Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Chairperson
The new chair, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, has taken over the website in July. Some general cleanup, consolidation and updating of files has been done. The latest bulletin and minutes have been uploaded. A link to the new Student Group has been made since the Group now hosts its pages on the UK LIS School's servers. It is projected to take advantage of the Integrated Event Calendar on the general SLA website to make our happenings known. The Chair invites everyone to let her know of events or announcements to be put up on the site. The Chair will investigate putting up a page where the work locations of our members will be listed at the suggestion of Sarah Mayfield.

Bulletin: James Manasco for Stacey Greenwell, Chairperson
Please submit articles for Bulletin content.

Public Relations: Susan Brown, Chairperson
Pleas submit any ideas for the committee to explore and/or join the committee.

Archivist/Chapter Operating Procedures Manual: Alice Marksberry, Chairperson
No report.

Membership: Gracie Hale, Chairperson.
No report.

Nominations:
No report.

Program:

New Business

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Kentucky Chapter Spring Meeting Survey Results
--Submitted by James Manasco, President-Elect

This past June, surveys were sent to the membership inquiring of their feelings concerning the future of the Kentucky Chapter's Spring Meeting partners and locations. At the last meeting of the Chapter, the question was raised whether some members were being disserved by not being able to attend meetings at a State Park or whether a continued association with the Kentucky Library Association's Academic and Special sections would be desirable. The following are the responses received from that survey. Responses in bold:

Total number of surveys received from the membership: 26

1) KY SLA usually has had 2 or 3 program meetings per year; a fall meeting that we do on our own, a spring meeting in April, joint with KLA since 1995, and some years, a May meeting.
In general, I think we should:
a) Leave the program schedule basically as it is. - 8
b) Continue to have a joint April meeting with KLA but shift emphasis from the April meeting to the fall meeting that is under our control as our main program event. - 9
c) Leave the schedule as it is but formalize a regular May meeting (with or without a partner) as another program opportunity. - 4
d) Leave the schedule as it is but discontinue the current tradition of always having a joint meeting with KLA in April and either seek a new partner or meet on our own for some, or all, years. - 3
e) Other suggestions (listed below)

2) Specifically, I think our main spring 2004 meeting should:
a) Continue with KLA Academic Section, even if that reduces our choices about location. - 20
b) Continue with KLA Academic Section only if we could control the location for that meeting. - 4
c) Uncouple from KLA Academic for spring 2004 and seek another partner for this meeting. - 2
d) Uncouple from KLA Academic for spring 2004 and meet on our own. - 0
e) No opinion. - 1

3) Besides KLA Academic, I would like us to consider other partners for spring 2004 or other future meetings.
Yes -19 No - 3

If yes, what other organization(s) do you think we should seek to partner with? e.g. SLA Cincinnati Chapter -- (listed below)

4) Program content and themes are always a compromise with a meeting partner. In general, how would you rate the overall relevance and quality of the joint meetings with KLA Academic that you have attended in the context of what you expect to get out of your membership in SLA?
a) Excellent - 5
b) Good -16
c) Fair - 4
d) Poor - 0

5) Has the use of state parks as a meeting site prevented you from attending the April spring conference since 1995?
a) Always (I can never get away to a park for these meetings) -1
b) Sometimes (I have attended one or more meetings but have also missed one or more because of the use of the state parks). - 5
c) Never (state parks as a meeting site has never been the deciding factor about whether I can attend or not). -19

6) In general, how would you rate the parks as a meeting site (factor in cost, distance, quality of facilities, outside activities available, etc)
a) Excellent -14
b) Good - 4
c) Fair - 7
d) Poor - 0

7) In general, I prefer to have meetings in state parks:
a. every year -11
b. every other year, alternating with an urban location - 9
c. every two years, alternating with an urban location - 2
d. every three years, alternating with an urban location - 1
e. never - 1
f. Other - Whatever is best for chapter's treasury!

8) Of possible urban locations, please check the locations you would find most desirable:
a) Louisville -17
b) Lexington -17
c) Covington - 7
d) Other - Bowling Green - 5; Frankfort; LA; E-town; Owensboro; Ashland; Paducah

9) Are you a member of a KLA section as well as KYSLA?

Yes - 20 No - 6

If yes, what impact would a separate SLA April meeting (either on our own or with a new partner) have on your schedule?
a) I think I could go to both the KLA and SLA separate spring meetings. - 3
b) I would have to choose one April meeting based on the program content. - 21
c) Other impact -Timing

10) Please add any comments you have about the KY-SLA's schedule of programs, programming content, or locations of meetings:

(Several comments were offered)

Based on the responses, the board decided to continue our association with KLA Academic and Special sections. We will also investigate opportunities for collaboration with other organizations and SLA chapters for the future. It would also seem that most people enjoy having the meetings at the State Parks but may also be amenable to some rotation in location. Further discussion regarding location of the spring meetings would seem to be well warranted. If you have any questions about the survey, please let me know.

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Membership News
--Compiled by Stacey Greenwell, Bulletin Editor

Mykie Howard is the new Serials Acquisitions Librarian at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. We thank her for her many contributions to the chapter and wish her well in her new job.

Susan Brown has left KYVL and is now the library director at Transylvania University. Contact her at subrown@transy.edu or 502-281-3697 x5003

Info Source, Inc. has expanded its services to include corporate archives consulting. This new service includes organization and administration of business and corporate archives. Archives are used in many areas of a business, including marketing and public relations campaigns, anniversary and major event celebrations, business forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, and legal situations.
Info Source can assist companies with developing archives policies and procedures and records retention schedules, development of an archival plan, organization and preservation of archives and archival consultation services.
For more information, contact Wenda Webster Fischer at 502-244-8807 or email at gibbs@infosourceinc.com.

New materials on the history of Kentucky African-Americans are now online at the Kentuckiana Digital Library, a project of the Kentucky Virtual Library. The materials are from the library collection at Kentucky State University and include four books and the Kentucky Negro Education Association Journal from 1916-1952.
"We are thrilled to enhance the historical resources available to Kentucky and the world," explained Walter Baker, a member of the Council on Postsecondary Education and president of the Kentucky Historical Society. The Kentucky Virtual Library is a part of the Kentucky Virtual University, a unit of the Council.
The books include: "A Century of Negro Education in Louisville," by George D. Wilson; "Pictorial Directory of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women," by Lucy Harth Smith; "History of the Anti-Separate Coach Movement of Kentucky," by S. E. Smith; and "A Brief History of the Colored Churches of Frankfort, Ky.," by Elsworth E. Underwood.
Kentuckians can also browse through full-page images of the "Kentucky Negro Education Association Journal" which includes proceedings of the association, articles, advertisements, new school dedications and award announcements.

The deadline for many SLA Awards is December 6, 2002. Please check the SLA website for more details regarding SLA awards: http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/communication/pr/awdindex/

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38 Hours in Kentucky
--Submitted by James Manasco, President-Elect

Some of you might think the life of the Kentucky Chapter President-Elect is one filled with hobnobbing with celebrities, black-tie functions and the like. And, it is, but on occasion, it actually can be composed of much more fulfilling activities. I thought it might be enlightening to describe what a couple of recent weekend days looked like for yours truly.

Saturday October 19
6am: Awakened in New Albany, Indiana by a screeching alarm. Typical first thought: "Where the heck am I?" Resolved initial confusion and proceeded to shower. Once presentable, said my goodbyes to my enchantingly groggy hostess, and proceeded back across the Ohio into the Promised Land.

8:30am: Arrived home in Lexington. Greeted my cousin and her husband, Gay and Mark, who had come up to cheer on their son Arthur, my God-brother, in the KSMA State Marching Band competition and had spent the night at my place while I was gone. Changed into more sensible clothes. Was cheerfully ridiculed for having my books in order by author, my CDs in order by artist/band and my videos by title. Not to mention the guide to the Dewey Decimal system which hangs in my hall. Proceeded to Perkins for breakfast.

11:30am: Sat in rain and listened to the Ohio County Marching Eagles play their heart's out. Took pictures and chatted with my optometrist (who reminded me that I'm overdue for a checkup) about possible treatments for frostbite. After performance, went to check on Arthur and congratulate the band on their performance. Ran into one of my other-mothers, my best friend A.V.'s mom, Georgia. She's sort-of the community mom for the band. Got a hug and a kiss.

12:30pm: Sat in the Shoney's Inn parking lot waiting for the band with Gay and Mark. Discussed the show South Park and the fact that the words "Big Ass" just weren't used enough in normal conversation. Greeted band, again, and then proceeded back to my place to defrost.

3:30pm: Found out Ohio County did not place, bummer! Began watching the movie, Dogma, with Mark and Gay. Discussed the theological issues arising from this viewing.

6:30pm: Went to Fayette Mall, where the Ohio County Marching Eagles were being allowed to fly freely where'er they wished. Had dinner in the immaculate food court with my Gay, Mark and Arthur and his present girlfriend and his ex-girlfriend. Made note to self to have a long talk with that boy. Mark and I were soon abandoned and left with the ex-girlfriend who began a long stream of consciousness monologue about Poe's writings and other such cheery topics. Contemplated other planes of existence and how to get there.

8pm: Returned home and viewed Kevin Smith's masterpiece, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Made sure to view the wonderfully tacky "prostitutes in LA scene."

10:30pm Retired for the evening.

Sunday October 20
6am: Awakened to the sound of Martina McBride singing something poignant. Said my goodbyes to my cousins and took off for points north.

8:30am: Arrived at my college housemate's home in Louisville. On drive in, passed his wife on her morning jog. She proceeded to do an in-motion imitation of Forrest Gump waving fiercely. Let myself in to house and greeted my honorary nieces, Cayla and Sydni. My friend Todd admonished the children not to let strange men in the house. Seemed like good advice. Todd informed me that we would have to wait for his wife Chris's return before we could be off on our adventure.

9:15am: Todd's wife Chris returned from her jog and seemed eager for us to leave. While kicking us out the front door, told us to have a good time and not hurry back. Todd and I headed south on I-65, stopping off at a Cracker Barrel on the way. While in the Cracker Barrel we indulged in our mutual deep appreciation for knick-knacks. Over breakfast we began the ongoing political discussion that tends to set the tone for our relationship. Todd, a conservative Republican and me, a moderately liberal Democrat, have been debating our viewpoints with each other for nigh onto 14 years. After leaving the restaurant, proceeded further south; drank Jolt cola and solved the various woes of the nation.

11am: Arrived in Powderly, Kentucky in Muhlenberg County. Todd works for the Kroger corp. in their Real Estate division. In Powderly sits a Kroger's store that has not been renovated since 1982. Todd wanted to view this anachronistic store and, since I'm from that general area, asked if I would play tour guide. We went through the store, marveling at the décor and doing an unofficial "punch list" for things that desperately needed to be changed. Purchased Goo Goo Clusters and resumed our travels.

12:15pm: Arrived in Rosine, Kentucky. Rosine is the birthplace of Bill Monroe, father of Bluegrass music. Rosine is located in that most beautiful of Kentucky counties - Ohio, birthplace of yours truly. Todd and I viewed Bill Monroe's obelisk-ish tombstone and also that of his uncle Pen. A small group of Asian tourists were there when we arrived, enjoying the brisk sunny day and taking group photos around the obelisk. Many picks had been left around the bust of Bill and his dog. We left the cemetery in Rosine and tried to visit Bill's birthplace, but alas, it was closed. We journeyed on to Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam and did a brief tour of interesting monuments.

2pm: Arrived at my parents' home in Beaver Dam and enjoyed a birthday party for my 3 year-old niece, Kayla Danielle. Kayla showed her boundless love and adoration for her uncle by completely ignoring me the entire time I was there. Enjoyed the company of the twenty zillion people who showed up…or at least it seemed that many. Had many questions about where my hostess from New Albany was. Replied that she had to work and, since I needed to have a date for this event, I brought Todd. Which gave the poor conservative a massive case of the willies. My work was done!

4pm: Went on a driving tour of Beaver Dam and Hartford.

4:15pm: Returned to parents' house at completion of tour.

6:30pm: Took off for Louisville. Sang "Memories" incessantly for the first 45 minutes; then proceeded to exchange lines from the movies The Blues Brothers, About Last Night and 9 to 5 for the rest of the journey.

8:30pm: Left Louisville and began the journey back to Lexington.

So, as you can see, while certainly filled with activity, only rarely does a holder of such high office indulge in the shenanigans of someone from "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." No need to feel sorry for me; it's all part of the sacrifices your Chapter officers make to serve you!

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In the News
--SLA Headquarters

What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA PATRIOT Act & Related Anti-Terrorism Measures
The Special Libraries Association has joined with AALL, ALA, MLA, & ARL in sponsoring a satellite teleconference that provides libraries and their governing institutions with an analysis of the implications of the recent anti-terrorism measures, including the USA PATRIOT Act, the Attorney General's Guidelines expanding the investigative powers of the FBI, and the Homeland Security Act. The teleconference is scheduled for December 11, 2002 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. Go to http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/communication/safeguard.cfm for complete details and registration information.

Library Community Hails Reaffirmation of Fair Use in DMCRA
On October 3, a joint press release was issued from SLA, ARL,AALL, ALA, & MLA endorsing the "Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2002 (DMCRA)." In recent years, the library community has witnessed an erosion of the historic and crucial balance in copyright law among users, creators, and owners. This timely legislation will protect the interests of the public by restoring that balance. For full release, go to:
http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/communication/dmcra.cfm

Duke University to Challenge Copyright Laws
A $1 million anonymous gift to Duke University's law school willfund advocacy and research aimed at curtailing the recent expansion of copyright law. The money will fund a center that will focus on finding "the correct balance" between intellectual property rights and material that should be in the public domain. The center is likely to look skeptically at recent laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and a measure that extended duration of copyrights by 20 years. For more information, go to: http://news.com.com/2100-1023-956637.html

Comments on the Nomination of Bruce James to be Public Printer, GPO
On October 3, comments were submitted on behalf of SLA and ALA to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the role of the Public Printer, Government Printing Office, in access to and dissemination of federal government information. Bruce James will face many challenges of critical importance that will affect how the public will be able to find and use government information. For full comments, go to: http://www.sla.org/content/memberservice/communication/pubprint.cfm

The U.S. Department of Energy Proposes to Discontinue PubSCIENCE
SLA, ALA, ARL, MLA, AALL have provided comments regarding the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to discontinue its PubSCIENCE data base resource. These comments focus on the usefulness of PubSCIENCE to the library community as a whole. PubSCIENCE is a service developed by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to facilitate searching and accessing peer reviewed journal literature in the physical sciences and other energy-related disciplines. PubSCIENCE allows the user to search across abstracts and citations of multiple publishers at no cost. Once the user has found an interesting abstract, a hyperlink provides access to the publisher's server to obtain the full text article. For more information, go to: http://pubsci.osti.gov/

Higher-Education Organizations Urge a Crackdown on Illegal File Sharing
The leaders of six major higher-education organizations are asking the presidents of all American colleges to take steps to stop illegal distribution of copyrighted materials, such as songs and motion pictures, through college computer networks. For more information, go to: http://chronicle.com/free/2002/10/2002101002t.htm

Hollywood vs. Campus Pirates
Trade groups for the movie and recording industries are putting new pressure on universities to crack down on file-swapping by students using high-speed campus networks. In a letter sent to more than 2,000 university presidents, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and other copyright owner trade groups told university officials that large numbers of students were using college resources to violate federal law. For more information, go to: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-961637.html

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State Agency Libraries
--Compiled by Richard Belding, KDLA

This list of state agency libraries was presented by Richard Belding at the Open Board Meeting on October 25, 2002.

Deaf Resource Library
Commission on the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing
632 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
573-2604
800-372-2907
http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/kcdhh/library/libinfo.html
Contact: Anita Dowd
Kentucky Horse Park Library
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 233-4303, x247
Library: (859) 259-4231
Contact: Jenifer Raisor
Military Records & Research Library
Dept. of Military Affairs
1121 Louisville Rd.
Pine Hill Plaza
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-4883
Contact: Evan Miller
Kentucky Virtual Library
1024 Capital Center Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601
573-1555
http://www.kyvl.org/
Contacts: Vacant
Dept. of Public Advocacy Library
100 Fair Oaks, Suite 301
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-8006
http://dpa.state.ky.us/library.html
Contact: Will Hilyerd
Legislative Research Commission Library
700 Capital Avenue, Rm. 027 Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-8100, x446
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/legresou/libinfo.htm
Contact: Evelyn Lockwood
Economic Development Cabinet Library
Division of Research and Planning
23rd Floor, Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-4886, x4335
Contact: Joyce Lynn
Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Cabinet Library
18 Reilly Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-2150
Contact: Kris Burk
Kentucky Historical Society Library
P. O. Box H
Frankfort, KY 40602
564-3016
http://www.kyhistory.org/Research/Library/Library_Collections.htm
Contact: James Kastner
State Law Library
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 200
Frankfort, KY 40601
564-4848
http://www.kycourts.net/AOC/SLL/AOC_StLawLib.shtm
Contact: Marge Jones

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Stacey Greenwell
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University of Kentucky Libraries
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Lexington, KY 40506

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Editors
Stacey Greenwell
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-0500 x2002
staceyg@email.uky.edu

Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Kersey Library of Engineering, Physical Science and Technology
University of Louisville
502-852-1632
clw@louisville.edu

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SLA Kentucky Chapter Treasurer's Report (08/18/02-10/25/02)
--Submitted by Jo Staggs-Neel, Treasurer


 
GRAND TOTAL (Available for Expenditures) $5,149.33
Operating Budget (Ledger) $3,354.32
(Includes Student sub-account of $232.00)
   
Savings Account Balance $1,795.01
Deposits
Share of Joint Spring Conference $701.92
Expenses
Papa John's (Student Pizza Party) $181.72
Photo for Bulletin $10.00
Buffalo Trace Club House $100.00
Total Expenses $291.72

 

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Special Libraries Association/Kentucky Chapter
October 2002
Volume 27, Number 3


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