[Mla-cds] AAHSL: More: Conflict of Interest
r-kubilius at northwestern.edu
Fri Sep 21 13:54:32 CDT 2007
From what I understand, the CDS will be featuring the topic,
conflict of interest/ethics (vendor relations), during a 2008 annual
MLA meeting program tract, perhaps after the annual business meeting?
CDS incoming chair, Melissa Nasea, can tell us all more about it. I
believe the session will feature a panel of 3 people.
RE: "White paper".
Is this the article? Liz Lorbeer sent it in for the Fall 2006 issue
of "Developments". The full text probably cannot be posted it on the
CDS site without Elsevier's permission???
Good Article on Managing Vendor Relations
There is a very good, short, article in the April 2006 issue of
LibraryConnect (Elsevier's librarian newsletter) by Lorraine Busby
titled "Managing Vendor Relations: A Graduate Course Worth Our Time"
on teaching library students how to manage vendor relations. I was
very excited to see this article since I've been asking MLA for many
years to offer a CE class on this very topic! The article can be found at
Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library
At 01:27 PM 9/21/2007, you wrote:
>Hi all, Please see request from Mary Ryan below. If anyone has this white
>paper, perhaps we could post it on the section website as well? As
>Jett said below, it is a topic of eternal interest. I must admit, I
>did not go through every past newsletter on our website looking for it, so
>perhaps it is already on the website buried somewhere... Deb
>P.S. I did let Mary know that Lynn was now Chair as well.
>Deborah D. Blecic dblecic at uic.edu
>Bibliographer for the Life and Health Sciences (312)996-2730
>Acting Science Librarian fax: (312)413-0424
>Temporary Bibliographer for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
>University of Illinois at Chicago Library
>Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:33:47 -0500
>From: "Ryan, Mary L" <RyanMaryL at uams.edu>
>To: Deborah Blecic <dblecic at uic.edu>
>Subject: RE: AAHSL: More: Conflict of Interest
>Deb, I forgot to ask in my previous message if you have a copy of the White
>Paper that the section wrote on this issue about 12 years ago? Jett McCann
>said he used to have a copy but deleted it when he moved recently. Thanks.
>From: Ryan, Mary L
>Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:22 AM
>To: Deborah Blecic
>Subject: RE: AAHSL: More: Conflict of Interest
>Deb, I've been considering making Conflict of Interest one of the priorities
>for MLA for next year. Can you tell me what the Collection Development
>Section is doing in this regard? Thanks very much. Mary
>UAMS Library Director
>RyanMaryL at uams.edu
>From: owner-aahsl at aamcinfo.aamc.org [mailto:owner-aahsl at aamcinfo.aamc.org] On
>Behalf Of Jo Dorsch
>Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:32 AM
>To: Jett McCann; William F. Garrity
>Cc: AAHSL; Deborah Blecic
>Subject: Re: AAHSL: More: Conflict of Interest
>Deb Blecic at UIC, current chair of the Collection Development Section, told
>me that they're working on this issue again. I've copied Deb so that she can
>reply to you directly, Bill.
>At 06:57 AM 9/20/2007, Jett McCann wrote:
>About a dozen years ago, the MLA Collection Development Section addressed
>this issue, and wrote a white paper on it; I believe it was published as a
>supplement to the CDS newsletter.
>I had it until I moved this winter and cleared out 99% of my personal files
>[aka trash]. It might still exist somewhere - and might still be of value or
>interest. I think this is qualifies an "eternal topic".
>William F. Garrity wrote:
>I forgot to say I would report back to the list.
>I've been hearing from a lot of you--this is a topic of high interest!
>From: owner-aahsl at aamcinfo.aamc.org [ mailto:owner-aahsl at aamcinfo.aamc.org
><mailto:owner-aahsl at aamcinfo.aamc.org> ]
>On Behalf Of William F. Garrity
>Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:51 AM
>Subject: AAHSL: Conflict of Interest
>The Dartmouth libraries are thinking we could benefit with heightened
>sensitivity to potential conflicts of interest in our dealings with business
>partners (publishers, systems vendors, suppliers, book jobbers, etc.).
>Potential conflicts of interest can manifest themselves in scooping up
>tchotchkes and swag at MLA, in letting a vendor buy you an expensive lunch,
>in a bibliographer/manager serving on a publisher's "advisory committee."
>Have any of you addressed this issue and perhaps have guidelines or policies
>to share with me?
>Our objective is to create workable and accessible guidelines about
>potential conflicts of interest, not to write the definitive treatise on the
>I'd appreciate any help you could extend.
>Jett McCann, MLS DM/AHIP
>Dahlgren Memorial Library
>Associate Dean for Knowledge Management
>Georgetown University Medical Center
>3900 Reservoir Road NW
>Washington DC 20057-1420
>PH: 202-687-1187 FX: 202-687-1862
>jm594 at georgetown.edu
>Jo Dorsch, MALS, AHIP
>Professor & Health Sciences Librarian
>UIC Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria
>PO Box 1649, Peoria, IL 61656
>309-671-8489; jod at uic.edu
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