Annual Report 2003

Submitted by:
Regina Koehler, 2003-2004 Secretary/Treasurer
Fax: 202-625-0279

Chapter officers during 2003 were:

  • Chair: Marjorie Chenoweth, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, M.D.
  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Sharon Wasserman, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Regina Koehler, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, D.C.

Chapter officers elected for 2004 are:

  • Chair: Sharon Wasserman, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Lucie Stylianopoulas, Fisk Kimball Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Regina Koehler, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, D.C.
  • Newsletter Editor: Kristen Regina, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, D.C.

National Conference, Baltimore, MD

Hosting the national conference in Baltimore MD kept the DC-MD-VA chapter busy much of 2002 and for the first part of 2003. Conference attendance was 500+ and the programs, tours, and workshops were well received. Chapter members staffed the hospitality desk, lead tours, moderated programs, and generally jumped in and helped where needed. As a fundraiser, the chapter sold note cards with the conference logo on them. The cards sold well and continue to sell in Baltimore area shops. Members who would like to purchase cards can contact Linda Tompkins-Baldwin at for pricing and availability.

Chapter Awards

The DC-MD-VA chapter gave two awards this year: the Caroline Backlund Travel Award and the Diversity Award. The Backlund Travel Award provides $500 for a member to use toward attending the national conference. This year’s recipient was Heather Ball, Art and Architecture Librarian at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The Diversity Award, a new award, provided national membership, local membership, and conference registration to a local Library Science student interested in Art Librarianship. The award recipient was Maria Sampang of Catholic University in Washington, D.C. The chapter hopes that subsequent conference hosting chapters will carry on this award in their areas.

Spring Meeting

In the midst of conference planning, the chapter met in March at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library. After the completion of the business meeting, host Tom Beck took members on a tour of special collections and of an exhibit on self-taught French graphic designer Robert Massin entitled: Massin in Continuo: A Dictionary.

Fall Meeting

The fall meeting was held in November at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Future meeting locations for 2004 were discussed including a summer workshop meeting on the digital arts. Membership hopes to meet in each of the three areas represented by the chapter with suggested cities of Richmond, VA, Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C. The chapter hopes to continue the Diversity Committee formed to solicit and review applications for the conference related diversity award mentioned earlier in this report. The goals of the committee are outreach to area library students interested in art librarianship and to encourage participation in ARLIS. After a lull in publication the chapter newsletter will begin again and the website will be updated. Chair Marjorie Chenoweth solicited nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Newsletter Editor. After the business meeting, members were treated to a tour by host Sharon Wasserman of the library and its exhibit on children’s book illustration. Members were then invited to visit the museum exhibits.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report

Financial report submitted by Regina Koehler, Secretary/Treasurer on December 17, 2003


  • 2003 — 29 (2 students) in good standing
  • 2004 — 32 (1 student) in good standing to date

Financial Report

Beginning Balance (from 1/10/2003) – $4,023.89

Member Dues 2003 (since 1/10/2003) – $105.00
Member Dues 2004 (to date) – $475.00
Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award Donations 2003 (since 1/10/2003) – $460.00
Notecard Sales (ARLIS National Conference) – $596.31
Total – $1,636.31

Mailings (postage) 2003 – $59.20
Notecard printing – $759.54
Diversity Committee Award (Maria Sampang – CUA student) – $150.00
Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award – $500.00
Total – $1,468.74

Ending Balance (through 12/16/2003) – $4,192.46

*Note: Expenditures does not include bill not yet received for tea and coffee service at November meeting held at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. N.B. 1/29/2004 Sharon Wasserman and the library at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. has generously offered to cover these expenses.

**Note: of the $4,301.46 in the Chapter Account, $2142.50 must be used for the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award, leaving a remainder of $2158.96.

Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award Financials: (i.e., Travel Award)

  • $460.00 Total travel Award Donations for 2003
  • $500.00 Awarded to Heather Ball in 2003
  • $2182.50 Total Travel Award Donations since 1/30/2001
  • $2142.50 Total available for Awards