Bits and Pieces from the Spring 2015 Meeting
It was wonderful to catch up with fellow indexers at Heartland’s Spring 2015 meeting in Richmond, Indiana. Small business consultant Larry White gave a workshop on applying business practices to our particular niche of freelance indexing (read about it here), and Sue Klefstad demonstrated embedded indexing with WordEmbed (her summary is here). As always, we enjoyed great conversation and came away with lots of practical ideas to improve our indexing and our businesses.
During our business meeting, a big topic of conversation was programming and attendance. Cathy Seckman will be planning our fall program, and, if you hadn’t heard, the 2016 ASI national conference will be held in Chicago (dates to be announced). We are looking at ways we can support the conference as a chapter, and we’ll keep you posted. Cathy has also volunteered to be our membership liaison (a.k.a. Sunshine Lady) to welcome new members and to help us keep in touch a little better. Watch for her updates on the email list. Thank you, Cathy!
Marilyn Augst is diligently organizing and storing our archives. If you are a past officer and still have old records or newsletters, please let her know. Thanks, Marilyn!
Our online election ran through June 10th. Officers for the upcoming year are Carol Reed (Sr. Co-President), Mary Peterson (Jr. Co-President), Devon Thomas (Secretary), and Margaret Hentz (Treasurer). Many thanks to Sue Klefstad for serving as President and to Mary Peterson for her work as treasurer.
Margie Towery will continue her Best Practices article series in the fall. She’s had her hands full polishing the manuscript for her upcoming book, Ten Principles for Creating Better Indexes. Congratulations, Margie!
Other important thanks go to Roseann Biederman for joining the newsletter team, and to Sue Klefstad and Cathy Seckman for their work on the nominating committee.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to what the next year has in store for us.