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Agenda, RUSA Executive Committee meeting, September 11, 2013

RUSA Executive Committee


  Wednesday, September 11, 2013 

12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET

Landing page for meeting documents: http://connect.ala.org/node/64409?gh=30680


  1. President’s Update – KERN
    1. Book Recommendation app update
  2. Executive Director Update - HORNUNG
    1. Budget status
    2. Dues discount campaign for new members - 2015 (SH)
    3. New member benefit - proposal from Leighann Wood, Member Services Assistant, for RUSA Free School network for free webinars.
    4. Other
  3. Approve minutes - ALL
  4. Preparation for Online Committee Chair orientation (orientation Manual here) on Friday, September 13, 2013, 9am-11am PT / 10-12 MT / 11 AM-1 PM  CST / 12-2 ET - KERN
    1. Who will be there?
    2. Talking points: President’s office hours, liaisons’ responsibilities/job description, providing mentorship to the chairs, sending updates on committee activities to Elizabeth Stephan for RUSA Update after every meeting, new Connect group to archive all committee and section reports: http://connect.ala.org/node/207988,
  5. SPARKS grant action plan – update on activities -  HORNUNG
  6. ASCLA Leadership Institute: Do we want to send RUSA leaders to this at a RUSA-subsidized rate? - ALL
     TITLE: Knowing You, Knowing Them: The Secret to   Successful Leadership
     When: Friday, January 24, 9:00am-4:00pm
     DESCRIPTION: One of the biggest challenges of leading others is understanding what makes them   tick. This full-day workshop will help you understand both yourself in light of your leadership responsibilities, and those who work for you. Instead of offering a checklist or template of how-tos, presenter Linda Bruno, MBA,  will focus on the human element of leadership.   You will leave this session with insights into personalities, emotional intelligence, dealing with change and creating a motivating environment--secrets that can help you be a more  successful leader! Linda has presented several workshops for ASCLA, and receives rave reviews   for her content and presentations.
     REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA members, $279; ALA  members, $299; non-ALA members, $339;  Student/Retired members of ALA, $229.                                                                                   NEED TO KNOW ASAP: how much RUSA is willing to  subsidize—both dollar amount per person and  quantity of member participants so we can get the coupon code up right away. (SH)
  7. Gale Cengage Travel Awards: how to proceed? Gale has told conference services to proceed business as usual, but the situation could change by the time of the award presentation. The other awards have a caveat stating that the cash award is dependent on vendor funding at the time of the award; this is more of a problem for the travel to conference awards. (SH)
  8. Ambassador program action plan: next steps - ALL
  9. Dates for upcoming board meetings update - KERN
  10. Craft agenda for next RUSA board and Executive Committee meetings:

                 10a. Items for Executive Committee Agenda

                 10b. Items for Board Agenda


Rev. September 9, 2013 (3)