Report of Chair of TS-SIS Membership Committee
to TS-SIS Chair for 2006-07
The committee continued into its second year with the membership unchanged, members include:
- Jeffrey T. Bowen (Chair), Catalog and Bibliographic Control Librarian
Florida International Univ.
- Elizabeth (DeDe) Bradsher, Bibliographic Services Librarian
- Emerita Cuesta, Head of Tech Services
Univ. of Miami
- Sue Kelleher, Head Tech. Services
- Craig Lelansky, Serials Librarian
Georgetown University Law Center
- Linda Sobey, Acting Asst. Law Librarian for Tech. Services
Florida A & M
- Nancy Stancel, Head of Tech Services
Below is a report of the activities of the committee in this past year and a couple of issues that need to be addressed in order to clarify things for the future success of this committee.
- The committee discovered an issue which needs to be addressed for the future. Last year, along with the charge for the committee, a list of new members was included in the initial email to the chair. However, no information was ever provided as to where the list of new members came from. The chair made several attempts with multiple emails to several members of the board, but was unable to determine who would be responsible for reporting to the committee, the list of new members. Therefore, no welcome packet has been sent as of June 20. This can easily be resolved in the future by either more clearly identifying who has that information for future committee chairs, or by setting up a mechanism of automatically relaying that information to the committee (this would probably be preferred).
- Craig Lelansky revised the volunteer request form and worked closely with Alan Keely and Martin Wisneski to get the revised form posted on the website. He did a good job and got it done quickly and deserves recognition for his work.
- No committee member volunteered to serve as a representative of TS-SIS at the CONELL marketplace this year. Apparently there were no committee members who were going to be at AALL early enough and without conflict. However, there will be representation for TS-SIS at CONELL, otherwise the chair would have sent a general message to the listserv for volunteers.
- No TS-SIS brochure revisions were needed this year, so the committee did not make any changes.
- Each member attending the annual conference should sign up to serve at the TS-SIS activities table in the exhibit hall.
- The committee created a flyer announcing the Marla J. Schwartz grant now offered by TS-SIS and made that flyer available at the TS-SIS activities table.
- What role the committee and the chair are to play in the AALL Mentorship Project is unclear to the outgoing chair and should probably be resolved or clarified for the new chair and committee.