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 Chairís 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 AALLnetís "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 AALLís 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.