ARCHIVED: Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV)

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Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers

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CRIV Site Visit Statement of Purpose

2008-2009 Charge

TYPE: Policy Committee

PURPOSE: The Committee shall facilitate communications between information vendors and the members of the Association by monitoring complaints and providing constructive suggestions to vendors of information in any format. The Committee shall educate members on constructive ways to communicate with information vendors.

CHARGE: The Committee shall foster positive, constructive and open communication between information vendors and the membership of AALL in matters relating to provision of information in any format. The Committee shall support ongoing AALL educational initiatives and provide continuing educational opportunities for both AALL members and information vendors. The Committee shall serve as a forum and resource to provide constructive suggestions to vendors. The Committee shall foster a cooperative working relationship between librarians and information vendors. The Committee will select one or more recipients every year for the New Product Award, or no recipient if it deems none of the nominees sufficiently qualified, and will submit the winning recipient's name(s) to the Awards Committee.

The Committee represents the interests of all AALL members, and neither it nor its members will represent or advocate for the benefit of only one publisher or information vendor when acting in their capacity as committee members.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: All members must submit a conflict of interest statement in accordance with the AALL Conflict of Interest Policy. When appointing members to subcommittees or to work on particular tasks, the chair shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any real or perceived bias or conflict of interest.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for three years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year will serve in that capacity in the second year, and become Chair in the third year.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a Chair, Vice Chair nine members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. When making appointments to this committee, the President-elect will strive to achieve a balance among the interests of members employed in different settings, and consider the potential impact of publisher interests on the work of the committee. When appointing the Chair of the committee, the President-elect shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any potential or perceived conflict of interest.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal II: Education
Goal III: Advocacy

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES: CRIV works with the Annual Meeting Program, Awards, Continuing Professional Education, and the Price Index for Legal Publications Committees

2007-2008 Charge

CHARGE: The committee shall facilitate communications between information vendors and the members of the Association and the Executive Board in matters relating to provision of information in any format. The committee shall monitor complaints and provide constructive suggestions to vendors. The committee shall foster a cooperative working relationship between librarians and information vendors. The committee shall keep the membership informed of developments in legal publishing. The committee represents the interest of all librarians, and neither it nor its members will represent or advocate for the benefit of any one publisher or information vendor.

(Approved July, 1998 Board Meeting - Tab 37, page 2571)
(Amended July, 1999 Board Meeting - Tab 8A, page 2715)

SIZE AND COMPOSITION: The committee shall consist of ten members and the chair. When making appointments to this committee, the President-Elect will strive to achieve a balance among the interests of members employed in different settings, and consider the potential impact of publisher interests on the work of the committee. When appointing the Chair of the committee, the President-Elect shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any potential or perceived conflict of interest.

(Amended July, 1999 Board Meeting - Tab 8A, page 2715, 2717)

QUALIFICATIONS: All members must submit a conflict of interest statement in accordance with the AALL Conflict of Interest Policy. When appointing members to subcommittees or to work on particular tasks, the chair shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any real or perceived bias or conflict of interest.

(Amended July, 1999 Board Meeting - Tab 8A, page 2715)