January 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Joint ETLA/KAHSLC Meeting
Preston Medical Library
Jan. 27, 2010

I. Welcome from Chris Durman, ETLA President at 11:35 am

Molly Moore, recording
Susan Simmons, scribing


Jim Damewood, WSCC
Emaly Conerly. CNC
Anya McKinney, South College
Martha Earl, UT
Molly Moore, Amputee Coalition
Michael Lindsay, Preston-UT
Peter Fernandez, UTK
Susan Simmons, Clinch-Powell RL
Gail Borio, NCBT
Susan Poorbaugh, Knox Co Public
Ann Viera, UT
Becky Smeltzer, UT-MTAS
Lana Dixon, UT
Tim Byrne, OSTI
Laura Vaughn, Roane State CC
JoAnne Deeken, UT Hodges
Nedra Cook, Ft Sanders RMC/ Cov. Health
Pat Thompson
Shelia Gaines, CNC

II. Minutes from the Dec. 18, 2009 Meeting:
JoAnne Deeken moved to approve the minutes from the December 18, 2009 Meeting. Susan Simmons seconded the motion and the motion carried.

III. Treasurer’s Report:
Financial Statement
December 2009
Balance: $1,256.09

Member Dues: $10.00
Expenditures: None to report

Balance as of December 31, 2009: $1,266.09

Submitted by Susan Poorbaugh, Treasurer

IV. Old Business
There were two programs in the fall of 2009: The book brag at Carpe Librum and the Grants program at Shoney’s.

ETLA is offering honorary membership to presenters at the meetings.

V. New Business
Rothrock Lecture, April 22, 2010, 6 pm – 8pm. Karyn Storts-Brinks, a media specialist at Fulton High School, will discuss issues of intellectual freedom and her experience as the plaintiff in the lawsuit by the ACLU against Knox County and Nashville’s school systems, accusing them of unconstitutionally blocking student access to educational LGBT sites.

Membership survey available at:

Website update: Peter Fernandez is revising the website. Drupal has been interacting poorly with the host server.

Nominations for ETLA Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, and
Newsletter Editor are now being sought. Please consider nominating a colleague
or yourself. Submit nominations to Chris Durman at cdurman@utk.edu

Ann Viera mentioned the new State Librarian and Archivist who starts on February 8, 2010.
Martha announced that the Tennessee Library Association meeting is in Memphis on March 17-19.

VI. Adjournment: Chris Durman adjourned the meeting at 11:45 am after a motion by JoAnne Deeken and a second by Susan Simmons.

Tim Byrne, OSTI, presented the program. The program ended at 1:40 pm.