OBS-SIS Procedures Manual - Officers - Chair

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2009 Revision


 

The OBS-SIS Chair is elected for three years; serving first as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, followed by Chair, and finally Past Chair. This officer is installed as OBS-SIS Chair at the end of the OBS-SIS General Business meeting at the AALL annual meeting and at this time announces the agenda that will be pursued during the Chair's term.

  • Serves as Chair of the OBS-SIS Executive Board.
  • Prepares the agenda and presides over the incoming OBS-SIS Executive Board meeting at the AALL annual meeting.
  • Communicates with OBS-SIS Executive Board members, committee chairs and representatives on the business of the SIS throughout the year.
  • Reports on the activities of the SIS to OBS-SIS members in the "From the Chair" column of TSLL published during the year.
  • Promotes the activities for the SIS by submitting items to the AALLnet's "Special Interest Section News" section.
  • Approves all expenditures as necessary and reviews OBS-SIS financial statements in consultation with the Secretary/Treasurer.
  • Appoints the chair of the Nominating Committee and two other members.
  • Oversees the implementation of the Strategic Plan as necessary.
  • Continues to serve as Education Committee Chair until proposals are submitted to AMPC in August.
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the Web Advisory Committee and works closely with the Webmaster by providing updated information for the OBS-SIS website.
  • Monitors the OBS-SIS electronic list and advises the list owner as necessary.
  • Monitors the activities of the SIS Council electronic list, distributes information as appropriate, and submits issues for discussion to the SIS Council Chair.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of all OBS-SIS business meetings, committee meetings, informal programs, and roundtables at the AALL annual meeting.
  • Recommends a candidate to be appointed as AALL Representative to MARBI (three year term) in consultation with Technical Services SIS, when appropriate.
  • Appoints an OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Committee Chair (two year term) in consultation with Technical Services SIS, when appropriate.
  • Suggests potential members to AALL's NISO Representative to serve on a NISO Advisory Working Group to review and recommend action regarding appropriate NISO standards.
  • Acts as spokesman for information requested about the SIS from within AALL.
  • Confers with Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect to appoint chairs of committees (currently OCLC Committee, Local Systems Committee, and Web Advisory Committee).
  • Confers with new Member-at-Large planning for the Alphabet Soup Reception.
  • Approves all public relations efforts, such as brochure redesign, giveaways, Activities Table, etc.
  • Sends letters of appreciation to the Executive Committee members and committee members when their terms end.
  • Reviews OBS files as term concludes, pulls appropriate material and sends it to the AALL Archives.
  • Attends and represents OBS-SIS at the SIS Council meeting.
  • Notifies AALL and the Chair of the SIS Council the election results.
  • Invites CONELL registrants to meet the OBS-SIS Chair at the CONELL Marketplace at the AALL annual meeting.
  • Attends and represents OBS-SIS at the CONELL Marketplace at the AALL annual meeting.
  • Prepares the agenda and presides over the outgoing OBS Executive Board meeting and the OBS-SIS General Business meeting at the AALL annual meeting.
  • Submits an annual report highlighting OBS-SIS activities and accomplishments to the AALL Executive Board in June, which is published later on AALLNet.