September 7, 2017 Meeting of Area Studies

Time and Location of Meeting

September 7, 2017

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Minutes Details


IAS Staff Meeting

September 7, 2017

Present: Jan Adamczyk, Atoma Batoma, Kit Condill, Shuyong Jiang, Lisa Renee Kemplin, Laila Hussein Moustafa, Joe Lenkart, Lynne Rudasill, Antonio Sotomayor, and Steve Witt 

Announcements & Accolades

  1. Noted Russian Revolution Display.
  1. Steve is inviting IAS staff and students to a tailgate on Friday September 29 before the game starts at 7pm. Steve will send out an invitation.


  1. Antonio will have the GA’s make a schedule for the IAS display cases. IAS has two cases in the reading room and two cases in the reference room which will eventually be moved to RM 309. There are exhibit supplies in the closet.
  2. Antonio shared the projects that the GA’s are responsible for this year. A call for blog posts was sent out earlier this week. GA’s will work on updating the hall bulletin boards. Lisa Renee will send an OTRS ticket for one of the boards to be moved in hallway outside of IAS.
  3. Sam from the Archives is writing a blog post that features international reach for University Archives. Discussed ways that IAS could use our website to link to this work and highlight regions. Some suggestions included maps, lib guides, and regional highlights.
  4. Lengthy discussion on how to fill IAS new book shelves. Consensus was to use new acquisitions over recalling older materials from stacks.