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TYPE: Process Committee
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) is to select programs for the Annual Meeting that meet member needs and support the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.
CHARGE: AMPC shall solicit, review, select, and guide/curate the programs that are most relevant to meet the educational needs of members and to support the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship. There are two types of AMPC volunteers: 1) AMPC team leaders, a group consisting of a chair and eight team leaders, each of whom is assigned as a liaison to an SIS. The team leaders are assisted by a group of subject experts known as 2) AMPC content team members. Each content team will have six to eight members, with expertise in the particular content area.
TIME COMMITMENT: Virtual orientation and training is required of all AMPC members, and is conducted roughly 12-15 months before the committee's Annual Meeting and Conference. All AMPC members are required to attend the preceding year's Annual Meeting and Conference in July. AMPC team leaders are also required to attend a second face-to-face meeting, the program selection meeting in Chicago in the fall. The summer and fall (and part of the winter) preceding the committee's Annual Meeting and Conference see the heaviest activity, as proposals are solicited, reviewed, selected, and sometimes curated. Committee members continue to work with program coordinators throughout the time leading to the Annual Meeting and Conference.
MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Meeting and program planning experience is required for AMPC team leaders, and desirable for all AMPC volunteers. Recent attendance at one or more Annual Meetings is preferred. All AMPC members must be able to commit a substantial amount of time to committee work throughout their appointment. Workloads may vary as new educational and programming initiatives are implemented for the Annual Meeting.
TENURE: Membership on the committee shall normally be from the time of appointment through the completion of the Annual Meeting being planned.
SIZE: The AMPC team leaders consist of a chair, eight members, and a non-voting Executive Board and staff liaison. Normally the vice president/president-elect who appoints the committee serves as liaison and continues in that capacity as president. The AMPC content teams will consist of six to eight members each. In addition, the chair of the Continuing Professional Education Committee and the chair of the following year's Annual Meeting Program Committee serve as ex-officio members of the committee.
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:
Goal I: Authority
Goal II: Advocacy
Goal III: Education
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: AMPC works with SISs, committees, headquarters staff and others. The chair of the Continuing Professional Education Committee serves as an ex-officio member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, and the chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee serves as an ex-officio member of the Continuing Professional Education Committee.