February 5, 2015 Meeting of Area Studies

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February 5, 2015

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IAS Staff Meeting

February 5, 2015 

Present: Jan Adamczyk, Atoma Batoma, Kit Condill, Shuyong Jiang, Lisa Renee Kemplin, Ula Lechtenberg, Joe Lenkart, Laila Hussein Moustafa, Xiaoping Qi, Lynne Rudasill, Yoo-Seong Song, Antonio Sotomayor, and Steve Witt

Guest:  Scott Koeneman


Awards & Accolades:

  1. IAS meeting with Sue Searing to discuss Annual Report is Tuesday, February 10 from 1-2 in RM 323c.
  2. Third Chai Wai event is Friday, February 13 from 2-3:30. The topic is Discussion on Russian-Ukraine Conflict.
  3. Many upcoming IAS events for this semester. Please mark your calendars. March 2nd is a lecture co-sponsored by RBML on Samizdat. April 10 is the panel and reception for the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Studies. April 23 is a reception for African Library Council. The African Library Countil will be meeting on April 24 and 25.
  4. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is seeking a new Director.
  5. Lynne attended a meeting with the new Vice Provost in regards to International Program Studies.
  6. Kit found a 1603 edition of the Peinlich Halsgerichtsordnung, the penal code for the Holy Roman Empire, set during the reign of Emperor Charles V (in 1530 and 1532).


  1. Scott Koeneman, Director of Development Library Advancement introduced his background and shared in a discussion on how IAS can help support Library fundraising. His door is always open and he welcomes notifications of travel abroad to possibly connect with regional contacts. Please forward names of any possible donors.
  2. The draft of the Research Laboratories and Thematic Workshops Criteria was shared and a lengthy discussion ensued. A second document that provides a timeline will be forthcoming.
  3. Reviewed the information in the proposal Steve wrote requesting GA’s for IAS for 2015-16. Requesting 5 people for next year. Number for GH and SA has not yet been determined.
  4. The supervision of GA’s will rotate yearly. Steve will take on this role for 2015-16.


  1. The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Library Search has closed and the committee is reviewing the applicants.

Due to a lack of time, Joe (Reference and User Services) and Antonio (iTEC) will send their committee reports via email.