ITART Fall Meeting Minutes
La Vista, NE
October 18, 2012
In attendance: Amy Mather, Christa Burns, Karin Dalziel, Becky Wymer, Andrew Sherman, Scott Childers, Angela Kroeger, Dana Boden.
1. Announcements – none
2. Approval of minutes of Spring 2012 Meeting. Dana – 4b – “number generator app”. Becky – 5a – typo – duplicate ‘fall”. Scott Childers – move to accept. Andrew Sherman seconded. Approved.
3. Treasurer report – Christa Burns shared the Treasurer’s report. Current balance is $2112.37. Not reflected on the report yet – Raffle – $25 Amazon gift card and about $45 conference expenses for candy sharing with TSRT.
4. Old Business
a. ITART logo – good time to get new logo since NLA site is changing. Previously, someone submitted a logo to Karin Dalziel, she brought it to the board, assumed they would just approve or deny. But board wanted change (color). Karin didn’t feel comfortable changing someone else’s work. Karin suggested maybe doing a contest, ask for submissions to coincide with new web page. Scott – will NLA have any restrictions/rules for new site? Don’t think so, but not sure. Maybe wait until NLA is done to figure it out. Amy – putting it out for a call would be fun. Becky – sounds like we need more feedback on web transition. But would want something by Spring meeting. Put call out in February – by then we should be able to define the parameters. Karin – do we want to limit to a color? Karin – will contact Kelly to let him know what’s happening, encourage him to submit again.
b. ITART blog – Amy needs to work on annual report for this past year. Rebecca Stavick had volunteered to keep it going, but told Michael Sauers she had gotten too busy. Karen and Amy – it can just be a repository for info, reports, minutes, presentations we do/sponsor.
c. Annual reports – Amy – They are up to date and on the website.
d. Facebook – Christa waiting to see how blogging would go, and needed a logo for the profile. Decided to use Facebook page to show how desperate we are for a new logo. Christa will set it up now, so it can be used when we do the contest for a new logo.
e. Handbook covering duties of chair and other officers – Clarifying ?? – 1st one – if ITART has any committees, like membership, etc. 2nd one – Karin will consult the NLA bylaws to clarify. Karin will post to blog when she has it all done – then will ask for any input. Will be helpful for anyone coming into the group to know what their duties are and when they normally do them.
f. ITART sponsoring/co-sponsoring 7 events at MPLA/NLA/NSLA – More than we’ve done in past years.
5. New Business
a. Welcome new Vice Chair, Lisa Voss.
b. Incoming Chair, Rebecca Wymer, Past Chair now Amy Mather – Amy will look for new people to run for open officer positions.
c. Handbook covering duties of chair and other officers.
d. Annual report – Amy will submit.
e. Policy on reimbursement for out-of-state presenters. Do we have one? Amy – it’s always nice to be reimbursed, especially for gas. Scott – wouldn’t many speakers ask at the start? – “if you want me to speak, it will cost this”. Karin – not sure if we need policy, but it should be discussed before we agree to bring someone in. Jennifer – we reimbursed registration, we should reimburse for mileage. Becky – we should look when proposals are submitted and decide if they are out of state if we can afford it, should consult with ITART executive committee to see what we can afford. Scott – in previous years, NLA asked sections if they were sponsoring the submitted programs. Becky – did not happen this year, vice chairs were not included in developing the NLA program, we were ‘presented’ with it. We were told by bringing in MPLA, it was just too hard. So should only be a problem this year. Karin – if an ITART member wants to bring someone in to present with them, should bring it to the board. Becky – C&U does a stipend. Becky – suggested $100 for stipend. New policy – Becky will work on the wording to be put on the website. Scott – moved that we pay Louise Alcorn a stipend of $100 for her participation in this conference. Karin seconded. Motion passed.
f. Spring Meeting – Becky has been speaking to both TSRT and C&U about co-sponsoring. Looking at the themes each group is developing, C&U will work better with ITART. Theme is still being developed, but they are looking at technology, viewpoints from other perspectives, other collaborations, faculty input, etc. C&U is May 10 – Bellevue Univ.
Amy officially passed invisible gavel on to Becky.
Respectfully submitted by Christa Burns, Secretary.