NEWS - TER of the OHIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
LIBRARY SERVICES IN THE SO's
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Vol. 10, No.).'b
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OLA BOARD SUMMARY
Septembe r 6-7, 1980
" Adopted po l icy of not copy ri ght i ng the
OlA BUllETIN while permitting any individual
art i cles to be copyrighted by the
author which wi 11 be so noted in the
publ ished issue; ordered following
statement publ ished in each i ss ue "Unless
otherwise noted, the publ isher
grants permiss ion to reproduce material
in the OlA BUllETIN provided there is
proper citation of the source."
* Elected Wi lliam Chait and Brooks W. Maccracken
to the OlA Ha l l of Fame
from the desk of ...
Nancy Wareham, Pres i dent
Of the many conce rns that OlA members
have exp ressed to me du r i ng the past year,
two have come with increas i ng regu lari ty.
Both concerns come from groups of membe rs
who fee 1 the need for a "permanent home" in
the Association: suppo rti ve staff and Juni o r
members. In order to respond to these and
related concerns, I have appoi nted an Ad
Hoc committee to review the organizational
structure of the Association . Cha i red by
Charlotte leonard, Dayton and Montgomery
County Public library, the comm i ttee i·s
charged with "reviewing structure of the
Association and preparing recommendat ions
for consideration of t he Board of Directors.'
The Committee has been encouraged to REACH
OUT to divisions, comm itt ees , task forces
and various other segments of the membership
The Committee began the i r st udy and deliberations
at the OlA leadership Conference
early in September. Some of the ques ti ons
which have been already raised are:
Is OlA a public l ibrary assoc i at ion?
Should it be?
Has OlA been responsive to the needs of
its academic and specia l library members?
Is there a relationship between Ol A, Al AO
DELMA and the ASIS and SlA Chapters in
Should there be?
What should it be?
" App roved Ad Hoc Commi ttee to revi ew the
OlA BUllETIN and OHIO l i BRARIES with respect
to cost; review policy and procedure
of selection and criteria for the
OlA BUllETIN Best Article of the Year,
review t he qua l ifications for the editorship
of the BUllETIN, and make recommendat
ions. to the boa rd
The Ad Hoc Committee wou ld we l come l etters
with comments and suggestions. I urge
you to share your ideas on th is topic -
so important to the future of the Associat
i on .
• " Accepted National library Week Task
Continued p. 6 Membership renewals for the new year
Continued p. 4