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Achievements

 

2015

Memorandum of Agreement between USAIN and AgNIC revised and signed.
Secretary/Treasurer role separated into two Executive Council positions

2014

Center for Research Libraries funds, in collaboration with USAIN and AgNIC, the second round of Project Ceres funding.

2013

Center for Research Libraries funds, in collaboration with USAIN and AgNIC, the first round of Project Ceres funding.

2012

Website Review Committee assessed the website.

2010

The National Preservation Special Project Committee became a standing committeee and was renamed the Preservation and Digital Library Committee.

 

USAIN held its first ever Virtual Business Meeting.

2009

Action Plan was revisited, reanalyzed, and rewritten.

2009

Action Plan was revisited, reanalyzed, and rewritten.

2008

Executive Council started meeting virtually on a monthly basis.

2007

International Agriculture Interest Group was approved.

 

Special Achievement Award was created.

2006

Executive Council established a special task force for the Assessment of the National Agricultural Information Infrastructure.

2005

Memorandum of Agreement between USAIN and AgNIC.

2003 Web site redesign.
2001

Signed a Partnership Agreement with the Riley Memorial Foundation to facilitate and enhance organizational cooperation by establishing formal affiliation between the Foundation and USAIN.

 

Participated on the National Agricultural Library's Director Interview Panel

2000

Member survey (pdf file 22KB - download Acobat Reader)

 

Memorandums of Agreement drafted and presented to the Agricultural Information Association for Australasia (AGRIAA) and to the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC).

 

Service to the Profession Award established.

1999

Results of AGRICOLA survey published.

 

AgNIC Interest Group formed.

1998 USAIN Web site established
1997

Bylaws and Rules and Procedures documents drafted.

 

First Action Plan developed based on member survey.

1996 Changing Information Environments Interest Group formed.
1995

USAIN/NEH Preservation Project first funded [followed by funding for Phase Two (1996), Phase Three (1998) and Phase Four (2000)].

 

Helped fund the fifth U.S./Central and Eastern European Agricultural Roundtable.

1993

"A National Preservation Program for Agricultural Literature" was written by Nancy Gwinn with assistance from the Advisory Panel on Preservation, U.S. Agricultural Information Network.

 

Social Issues Interest Group formed.

 

USAIN-L was established as the listserv for the organization.

1992

Testimony before a U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee that led to the successful preservation of funding for the National Agricultural Library.

 

Advisory role in the National Agricultural Text Digitizing Project.

1991

Conference scholarship established for new librarians in the field of agriculture.

 

USAIN sponsored the "Preconference on National Preservation Planning" USAIN membership accepted the proposal from this conference to develop a "National Preservation Plan for the Historical Literature of Agriculture."

1990 Interest Groups formed: AGRICOLA, Collection Management, Document Delivery, and Rural Information.
1988 USAIN is created.

 

 

Conferences (top)

 

2014

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, May 4-7, 2014


Sustainable Agriculture: Stewardship of our Information Ecosystem

2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 29-May 2, 2012


Soil, Water, Food and Energy: Agriculture in an Era of Global Climate Change

2010

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 9-12, 2010


Agriculture Without Borders: Creating Knowledge and Partnerships Across Disciplines and Across the World

2008

The Ohio State University, Wooster Ohio, April 27-30, 2008

 

Tradition in Transition: Information Fueling the Future of Agbiosciences

2006

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 8-11, 2006

 

Delivering Information for the New Life Sciences

2005

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, May 14-19, 2005

 

The Globalization of Information: Agriculture at the Crossroads

[IAALD XITH World Congress/USAIN Biennial Conference]

2003

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illiniois, April 25-28, 2003

 

Agricultural Information for the New Millennium: New Crops, Biotechnology, and Saving the Past

2001

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 20-23, 2001

 

Extending Our Reach: Redefining and Promoting Agricultural Information Through Partnerships

1999

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, April 22-24, 1999

 

From Production to Consumption: Agricultural Information for All

1997

University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona, April 3-5, 1997

 

The Information Frontier: Linking People and Resources in a Changing World

[Joint Regional Conference with the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)]

1995

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 26-29, 1995

Use of the Information Highway to Support Agriculture

1993

Auburn University

Rural Information at the Crossroads: Issues and Opportunities

1991

University of Minnesota

Cultivating New Ground in Electronic Information

1990

University of Illinois

Electronic Information in the Agricultural Sciences

 

 

Officers (top)

 

2014/15

Valrie Minson, University of Florida, President

 

Claudine Jenda, Auburn University, Secretary/Treasurer

2013/14

Connie Britton, Ohio State University, President

 

Claudine Jenda, Auburn University, Secretary/Treasurer

2012/13

Eileen Herring, University of Hawaii at Manoa, President

 

Anita Ezzo, Michigan State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2011/12

Mary Ochs, Cornell University, President

 

Anita Ezzo, Michigan State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2010/11

Allison Level, Colorado State University, President

 

Anita Ezzo, Michigan State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2009/10

Sheila Merrigan, University of Arizona, President

 

Anita Ezzo, Michigan State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2008/09

Kathleen (Katie) Newman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, President

 

Sharon Fujitani, California Polytechnic State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2007/08

Norma Kobzina, University of California, Berkeley, President

 

Sharon Fujitani, California Polytechnic State University, Secretary/Treasurer

2006/07

Heather K. Moberly, Oklahoma State University, President

 

Eileen Herring, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Secretary/Treasurer

2005/06

Lutishoor Salisbury, University of Arkansas, President

 

Eileen Herring, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Secretary/Treasurer

2004/05

Pat Wilson, University of Kentucky, President

 

Eileen Herring, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Secretary/Treasurer

2003/04

Jodee Kawasaki, Montana State University, President

 

Eileen Herring, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Secretary/Treasurer

2002/03

Dana W. R. Boden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, President

 

Norma Kobzina, University of California, Berkeley, Secretary/Treasurer

2001/02

Amy Paster, Pennsylvania State University, President

 

Norma Kobzina, University of California, Berkeley, Secretary/Treasurer

2000/01

Diana Farmer, Kansas State University, President

 

Norma Kobzina, UC Berkeley, Secretary/Treasurer

1999/00

Barbara Hutchinson, University of Arizona, President

 

Amy Paster, Pennsylvania State University, Secretary/Treasurer

1998/99

Rita Fisher, Washington State University, President

 

Amy Paster, Pennsylvania State University, Secretary/Treasurer

1995/98

Antoinette Powell, University of Kentucky, President

 

Amy Blair, Michigan State University, Secretary/Treasurer

1994/95

Cynthia Via, President

 

Beverlee French, University of California-Berkeley, Secretary/Treasurer

1993/94

Martha Alexander, University of Missouri-Columbia, President

 

Beverlee French, University of California-Berkeley, Secretary/Treasurer

1992/93

Richard Rohrer, University of Minnesota, President

 

Doug Jones, University of Arizona, Secretary/Treasurer

1990/92

Julia Peterson, Cargill (Minnesota), President

 

Doug Jones, University of Arizona, Secretary/Treasurer

1989/90

John Beecher, North Dakota State University, President

 

Carol Boast, University of Illinois, Secretary

 

Melvin George, Oregon State University, Treasurer

1988

Nancy Eaton, Iowa State University, 1st President

 

USAIN is created.

 

United States Agricultural Information Network: Genesis of a Cooperative Organization,” Thomas, Sarah E., Special Libraries, vol. 80 no. 2, pp. 113-117, Spring 1989
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