PAM Bulletin Vol 40, No 3
- Message from the Chair
- Newly Revised and Posted, PAM Strategic Plan 2012-2015
- Financial Report
- SLA 2013 Conference
- The Roundtable Formerly Known as Computer Science
- Math News
- Astronomy News
- Physics Roundtable
- Update from the Nominations and Elections Committee
- Call for PAM Awards Nominations – Year 2013
- What is the PAM Mentoring Subcommittee?
- Keeping Up With Our Association
- IAU WG Libraries Meeting Papers Posted
- Spotlight on Astronomy Print Collections at Caltech
- Member’s Corner
by Kathleen Lehman
Although the election results have been announced on PAMNet, the Nominations and Elections Committee would again like to congratulate Barbara Kern for being elected as the new PAM Division Chair-Elect and Jeffra Bussmann as the new PAM Division Secretary! Both have already served PAM in numerous capacities and graciously accepted their new roles. See their bios below for more information.
Barbara Kern is the Co-Director of the Science Libraries at the University of Chicago with responsibilities for public services as well as collection development for astronomy, astrophysics, physics and technology. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago in 2000, she was a librarian at the University of Toronto, where she completed in her BA and MLIS. Barbara is Past-Treasurer of PAM and served on the Nominating Committee. In addition, last year she was the program planner for the Academic Division.
Jeffra Bussmann joined the library faculty at California State University, East Bay Libraries as a science librarian in August 2012. She became a member of SLA and the PAM division in 2009, when she began working as the Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Librarian at University of California, Irvine Libraries. For 2009-2010, she served as the PAM Alignment Ambassador to liaise with SLA administration and headquarters on the alignment project, which included the proposed name change. She joined the PAM Strategic Planning Committee in 2011 and later that year, became the chair of the committee. The committee drafted a new Strategic Plan for PAM 2012-2015 that Jeffra presented to PAM via email, the website, and in person at the PAM Business Meeting at SLA Annual.
Serving on the Nominations and Elections Committee this past year were Jeff Bonds (Chair), Kathleen Lehman, and Michael Blake. Lehman will be serving as Chair for 2013. Blake will continue to serve on the committee, and they will be joined by Michiko Tanaka. This committee is responsible for developing a slate of candidates and running elections for Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary for the PAM Division.
And it’s never too early to think about the next elections! Please forward any nominations for PAM Chair-Elect and PAM Treasurer to Lehman, Blake, or Tanaka. The next Chair-Elect will commit to three years of service (Chair-Elect 2014, Chair 2015, and Past Chair 2016). The Treasurer will serve from January 2014 to December 2015.
Kathleen Lehman firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Blake email@example.com
Michiko Tanaka firstname.lastname@example.org