Newsletter Committee Agenda & Minutes – 2024 Midwinter

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Virtual

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
12:00-1:00 (CST); 1:00-2:00 (EST) 11:00-12:00 MST 10:00-11:00 PST
Zoom registration info


  • Chella Vaidyanathan, European/World History, Philosophy, and Classics Librarian, Emory University Libraries
  • Lia Chaleva, Villanova University, Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian
  • Barbara Maratos, Boston University, Literature & Languages Librarian
  • Megan Bennett, Adult Services Librarian, Farmington Public Library; Chair, Newsletter Committee

Agenda & Minutes

I. Welcome and introductions

II. Zoom issues

  • Chella will do the Zoom meeting links (registration)

III. Committees for 2023 edition

  • Conferences
    1. MLA is necessary (Arianne Hartsell-Gundy was rep last year)
    2. If you know anyone attending a conference in Europe, please see if they would be willing to write it up for us
      1. Looks great on résumés
  • Notes from Chair (Megan)
    1. Give them a late deadline
  • Europe in Bits and Bites (Megan and at least one other person)
  • Suggested Featured Articles (Lia)
    1. Lucia wanted to write one on the 2022 Italian Election?
    2. World Cup Kiss and implications going forward
    3. Death of Alexei Navalny
    4. Israel and Palestine – Europe?
  • Retirements and In Memoriam
  • Melting Pot
    1. Book Reviews and Recommendations
    2. Humor 
    3. Travel 
    4. Lia’s experience with a vendor?
  • Special Thank You To Our Vendors
    1. (talk to ESS Vendor Relations Committee; will need ALA booth numbers for this section)

IV. Call for submission discussion

  • Deadline: March 31st? April 05, 2024
  • We will take submissions up to what date after the official call closes

V. Other

  • Discussion of possible interest in an ESS mentorship program – virtual, free  – reach out to Membership Committee?

Minutes submitted by [Megan Bennett]