Midwinter RUSA Publications and Communications Committee Report
The RUSA Publications and Communications Committee's Emerging Leaders project proposal for developing a RUSA blog was accepted. Michael Hermann will serve as the committee's liaison tho the Emerging Leaders group, and Andrea Hill (RUSA's web services manager) will serve as the staff liaison.
The committee met online on November 22, 2011, primarily to discuss the development of an online clearinghouse as per the strategic plan: "Continue work on the clearinghouse to put forward the expertise of RUSA and help our members and the profession with issues of interest in the profession and related fields. (Communications and Publications committee and its Section liaisons to lead." We developed a plan of action and split into small groups to accomplish next steps, which include identifying models for expert clearinghouses, identifying existing RUSA and RUSA section publications for inclusion, and collecting materials from RUSA events at ALA conferences for inclusion.