The Southwest Chapter presented a program entitled “Lifelines for the Online Learners” at the Texas Library Association Annual Convention in San Antonio on March 30, 2001. The three speakers for this program were: Ms. Monica Wong, Head Librarian of El Paso Community College, NW Campus; Mr. Joe Old, English/MACO instructor of El Paso Community College; Ms. Joyce Thornton, Director for Specialized and Distance Services of Texas A & M University. The Speakers addressed the need for instructional support for distance learners. They also presented options to harness the technological power to provide a simple online multimedia library for instructional support. The presentation was well attended and received.
After the program, the Chapter held its official meeting presided over by Ms. Shelley Mao, Chapter President and Head of Bibliographic Control at the University of Houston Downtown Library. The Chapter’s newly elected officials for 2001-2002 are: George Teoh, the Library Chair of Houston Community College-Northwest as the President, Jiun Huei Kuo, the Assistant Head of Cataloging and Head of Copy Cataloging of Rice University as the President-Elect; Eugenia Tang, the Reference Service Librarian of Texas A & M University as the Treasurer.