Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect

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The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect is elected to a three-year term, serving as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, then Chair, and finally Past Chair. The three-year term allows the individual to prepare to take over as Chair and then to assure continuity in the succeeding year's board.

General Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of the TS-SIS Executive Board.
  • Works with the TS-SIS Chair to oversee the operation of the section, including being consulted on decisions affecting the section.
  • Assumes the duties of the TS-SIS Chair should the Chair leave office before his/her term expires.

Annual Meeting Responsibilities

  • Attends the TS-SIS Business Meeting and the outgoing TS-SIS Executive Board meeting.
  • Prepares the agenda for and presides over the incoming TS-SIS Executive Board meeting after becoming Chair at the end of the TS-SIS Business Meeting.
  • Attends the AALL SIS Leadership Workshop and the SIS Council Business Meeting.

Biennial Membership Survey

  • In conjunction with the first-year member-at-large, prepares and distributes the biennial membership survey in even-numbered years, and compiles survey responses in time to share them with the TS-SIS Executive Board by mid-membership year (January or February).
  • Disseminates survey responses to TS-SIS officers, committee chairs, and others as appropriate by March 1.
  • Notes program and workshop ideas and sends them to the TS-SIS Education Committee Chair.

Annual Volunteer Form

  • Prepares and distributes the annual volunteer form and compiles the responses.
  • Forwards to the appropriate committee chairs the names of respondents interested in joining their committees.
  • Notifies the chair of the TS-SIS Nominating Committee of any survey respondents who express an interest in running for elected office in TS-SIS.
  • Notes other potential volunteers.

Appointments

The TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect prepares a list of names of potential candidates for positions within the TS-SIS. The list is prepared in consultation with and the approval of the TS-SIS Executive Board with the exceptions noted below. It is the responsibility of the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect to see that all appointments are made.

Unless explicitly stated below, all appointments are for a term of one year and may be renewed. Also, unless explicitly stated, appointments are made by the TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect with the approval of the TS-SIS Executive Board.

The list should consist of the following positions:

Administrative Committees:

Awards Committee

  • Chair
  • Members (minimum 2 positions)

Bylaws and Handbook Committee

  • Chair (TS-SIS Past Chair is committee chair)
  • Members (minimum 2 positions appointed by TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect)

Education Committee

(1 Committee appointed to oversee programming at a single AALL annual meeting, from initial planning through the actual meeting)

  • Chair (1 1/2 year term); appointed by December 1
  • Chairs of the TS-SIS Standing Committees
  • TS-SIS Members (minimum 3 positions); appointed in December
  • TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (later TS-SIS Chair) making the Education Committee appointments is ex officio and remains on the committee after assuming the office of TS-SIS Chair
  • First Year Member-at-Large is ex officio
  • The newly-elected TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect joins the committee ex officio after the TS-SIS elections

Membership Committee

  • Chair
  • Members (4 positions, appointed by Membership Chair); Second Year Member-at-Large is ex officio

Nominating Committee

  • Chair
  • Members (2 positions)
    • Note: All three committee members should be from different regions and library types

Professional Development Committee

  • Chair (2 year term)
  • Members (4 positions, 2 year term); staggered terms, two positions appointed each year

Standing Committees:

Acquisitions Standing Committee

  • Chair (2 year term); appointed in even-numbered years
  • Members (1 year term); appointed by Standing Committee Chair from volunteers

Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee

  • Chair (2 year term); appointed in odd-numbered years
  • Members (1 year term); appointed by Standing Committee Chair from volunteers

Preservation Standing Committee

  • Chair (2 year term); appointed in even-numbered years
  • Members (1 year term); appointed by Standing Committee Chair from volunteers

Serials Standing Committee

  • Chair (2 year term); appointed in odd-numbered years
  • Members (1 year term); appointed by Standing Committee Chair from volunteers

AALL Official Representatives:

AALL Representative to MARBI

(3 year term, renewable at discretion of AALL Vice-President)

  • TS-SIS Chair consults with Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Chair and TS-SIS Executive Board; recommended jointly by TS-SIS and OBS-SIS Chairs to AALL Vice-President in spring when open

AALL Representative to SAC

(3 year term, renewable at discretion of AALL Vice-President)

  • TS-SIS Chair consults with Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Chair and TS-SIS Executive Board; recommended by TS-SIS Chair to AALL Vice-President in spring when open

AALL Representative to CC:DA

(3 year term, renewable at discretion of AALL Vice-President)

  • TS-SIS Chair consults with Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Chair and TS-SIS Executive Board; recommended by TS-SIS Chair to AALL Vice-President in spring when open

Other Positions:

Joint Research Grant Committee

  • Chair (2 year term); appointed in consultation with OBS-SIS Chair; should be a member of TS-SIS and OBS-SIS
  • Members (2 positions, 2 year term); staggered terms, one position appointed each year; must be a member of TS-SIS

Listserv Manager

(2 year term, 1-2 positions)

TSLL

  • Editor (2 year term, renewable); appointed jointly by Executive Boards of TS-SIS and OBS-SIS
  • Board members (2 positions, 2 year term); staggered terms, one position appointed each year

Webmaster

(2 year term, 1 position)

The list of appointment candidates for administrative committee chairs, AALL official representatives, standing committee chairs, and other positions should be presented to the TS-SIS Executive Board by June 1 each year to be discussed and voted on. The only exception is the appointment of the TS-SIS Education Committee Chair, which must be made by December 1.

After approval, the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect notifies the TS-SIS membership of the appointments for the upcoming year via email.

Revised July 2011