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Lifespan of Membership Initiative Groups

The attached documents provide COO's history on the lifespan of Member Initiative Groups.  The cover sheet of the large PDF lists the documents in which COO has dealt with that issue.  The cover sheet also identifies key passages regarding MIG renewal periods and processes.

The shorter Word document is limited to the Guidelines and where they do and don't apear in the ALA Policy Manual; although one page on the ALA site implies that they are part of ALA policy.

This issue will be on the COO agenda in Las Vegas.  As the document show,  ideas have been proposed but apparently not acted on.

I think they key question is:  How do we help members do entrepreneurial things within ALA with as little bureaucracy as possible?

I will indeed be at the conference and look forward to our meetings.

Jim Rettig