MINUTES OF GPLNE MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2005 AT THE EPA NEW ENGLAND LIBRARY IN BOSTON

 

ATTENDEES:

Peg Nelson, US EPA

Regina Raliain, Tisch Library, Tufts

Ralph Szymczak, Brandeis

Betsey Lippmeier, Boston Public

Julia R. Tyon, Providence College

Deborah Angelo, Providence College

Deborah Mongeau, University of Rhode Island

Gail Fithian, Boston Public

John Fobert, Roger Williams University

Bob Kehner, MIT

Donna Koepp, Harvard

John Lewis, Salve Regina University

Bette L. Siegel, State Library of Massachusetts

 

John Fobert, GPLNE Chair, called the meeting to order and introduced our host, Peg Nelson who has been at the EPA, Region I, Library for over 20 years.  Peg explained her position is a contract position. She is not an employee of EPA.

 

Peg presented a “slide show” with a handout for each of us of the slides we saw.  She emphasized the information treasures available on the EPA website; the free publications; the lending library of over 300 videos, the acronym page; the cataloging of EPA docs (including those of NTIS); ENVIROFACTS; ECHO and the kids page for energy information….among others.

 

The Region I office is open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 10 –3.

 

We then visited the SUPERFUND RECORD CENTER READING ROOM.

 

BUSINESS MEETING

 

  1. The secretary’s minutes of the May meeting at Bates College were distributed and posted to the website.
  2. The treasurer’s report was as follows:

             As of 9/30/05…$299.14 in savings

                                   $1030 in a CD which will “expire” on 1/8/06.

 

  1. Donna Koepp volunteered to be the Vice-Chair/Chair elect.
  2. Julia Tyron volunteered to be the Treasurer.
  3. Bette L. Siegel volunteered to be the Secretary.

 

ALL THE POSITIONS WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

  1. Deborah Mongeau, of URI, will attach her report of the GPO conference to the minutes.  (Click here to read her report)

 

  1. John announced he is hoping to have Tom Stieeve of Brown

Speak, at Brown, on GIS.  Tom is the Social Sciences Data Librarian.

 

It was suggested that the May meeting be held at Readex Headquarters in Vermont.  John will contact Jim Walsh.

 

8.    There was discussion about GPLNE and an affiliation with another group.  John was asked to contact Betty Febo to “settle” this issue at the December meeting with the proviso that the members would receive information prior to the meeting.

 

  1. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

  Bette L. Siegel