April 7, 2016 Meeting of Area Studies

Time and Location of Meeting

April 7, 2016

Agenda Details


Agenda not yet available.

Minutes Details



IAS Staff Meeting

April 7, 2016

Present: Jan Adamczyk, Kit Condill, Shuyong Jiang, Lisa Renee Kemplin, Joe Lenkart, Laila Hussein Moustafa, Antonio Sotomayor, Xiaoping Qi, and Steve Witt

Announcements & Accolades:

  1. Lisa Renee suggested making a sign for IAS similar to the one that is above RBML’s door.
  1. The party at Steve’s may be May 7. If this date does not work, it will be postponed to the fall.
  2. India’s Daughter showed on April 5 at Spurlock Museum. There were about 100 people in attendance.
  3. Where in the world are the librarians? is scrolling on the digital signs downstairs. They feature 5 IAS staff and 2 Mortenson Center staff.
  4. Check out the IAS Facebook page for more events for International Week.
  5. The International Awards Dinner is tonight.
  6. Steve reported that he heard very positive feedback at the AAS conference regarding the work of IAS colleagues; specifically Yoo-Seong, Shuyong, and Joe.
  7. Shuyong congratulated Xiaoping on the recent work of cataloging over 200 donated books. These books will be measured so that the vendor can create boxes.
  8. Congratulations to Laila on being chosen for the Donor Board of Arcadia.
  9. Congratulations to Shuyong on being chosen for the secretary of the faculty. 


  1. Discussed the possibility of sending forth a request for an AP that would be shared between CAM and IAS reference. This will be forwarded to staff for input before submission. Will not meet today’s deadline for this year.


  1. AAS- Shuyong reported on AAS using debate to discuss issues. This format may work well for other venues. Steve mentioned the work Yoo-Seong is doing with IIP.
  2. IRF-International Reference is working on a Fisher Forum guide which will be ready tomorrow. There will be two academic workshops in the fall. There are 2 remaining webinars this semester. The topics include high density storage and cooperative cataloging. The last webinar had 130 participants. These are promoted on listserves, Libnews, and groups.
  3. iTEC-The Olympic Chai Wai had 49 participants. The Libguides created are still getting hits with 165 on Brazil and 159 on sports. The Peace Corps and the University had 19 participants and had a good discussion. There has been talk of having a Chai Wai page linked from the IAS website. Lynne Rudasill has accepted to be the new chair of iTEC starting in the fall.