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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Cynthia Robin Levine on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 07:48 am

Use this as a landing page for uploading O&P minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

Online Doc 2012-2013, Summaries of Current Activities

by Liane Taylor on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm

September 2012

The committee met at Annual 2012. We will be working closely with the RUSA Executive Committee over the next year to continue to improve the effectiveness of the section. We will also be following up on feedback we’ve received over the next year, updating the handbook, reviewing the bylaws, and creating several surveys.

Februrary 2013

September 2012

The committee met at Annual 2012. We will be working closely with the RUSA Executive Committee over the next year to continue to improve the effectiveness of the section. We will also be following up on feedback we’ve received over the next year, updating the handbook, reviewing the bylaws, and creating several surveys.

Februrary 2013

The committee met online in January 2013. We reviewed RSS Bylaws and Handbook and thought we might be able to move forward updating both. However, upon further review, Liane discovered some issues/inconsistencies between the documents regarding the members of the Executive Committee and the O&P Committee. We had to therefore delay the updating. We will be holding a joint O&P/Executive meeting in Feb or Mar to work out these issues once and for all. Then we will move forward with updating. Our goal is to have a very easy-to-use Chair Orientation Handbook; updated, clear bylaws; and a Handbook for Officers, if needed, which explains duties of each position and other details.

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Online Doc 2012-2013, Goals

by Liane Taylor on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

GOALS, 2012-2013 (September 2012)

1) Update the RSS Handbook
OCTOBER UPDATE: NO WORK YET STARTED (LT, 10/11/12)
FEBRUARY UPDATE: COMMITTEE MET IN JANUARY. WE TRIED TO MOVE FORWARD ON UPDATES, BUT WILL NEED A SUBSEQUENT MEETING TO WORK OUT ISSUES WITH MEMBERSHIP ON EXECUTIVE & O&P COMMITTEE. WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN FEB/MAR. (LT, 2/6/13)

2) Review & propose updates to the RSS bylaws, if needed
OCTOBER UPDATE: NO WORK YET STARTED (LT, 10/11/12)

GOALS, 2012-2013 (September 2012)

1) Update the RSS Handbook
OCTOBER UPDATE: NO WORK YET STARTED (LT, 10/11/12)
FEBRUARY UPDATE: COMMITTEE MET IN JANUARY. WE TRIED TO MOVE FORWARD ON UPDATES, BUT WILL NEED A SUBSEQUENT MEETING TO WORK OUT ISSUES WITH MEMBERSHIP ON EXECUTIVE & O&P COMMITTEE. WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN FEB/MAR. (LT, 2/6/13)

2) Review & propose updates to the RSS bylaws, if needed
OCTOBER UPDATE: NO WORK YET STARTED (LT, 10/11/12)

FEBRUARY UPDATE: COMMITTEE MET IN JANUARY. WE TRIED TO MOVE FORWARD ON UPDATES, BUT WILL NEED A SUBSEQUENT MEETING TO WORK OUT ISSUES WITH MEMBERSHIP ON EXECUTIVE & O&P COMMITTEE. WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN FEB/MAR. (LT, 2/6/13)

 

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Event RUSA RSS O&P Meeting

by Liane Taylor on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 05:59 pm

The RUSA RSS Organization & Planning Committee will be meeting on:

 

Our meeting will be JANUARY 15, at 8am-9a PT/ 10a-11a CT/ 11a-12p ET

 

We will meet via Blackboard Collaborate.

 

The topics will be RSS Bylaws and RSS Handbook review.

 

All guests are welcome. Please contact me if you would like to attend.

Discussion Rosters

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 01:23 pm

2012-2013

 

Diana Shonrock

RSS Rep to RUSA Org&Plan

Liane Taylor

Chair

Ann Brown

RSS Chair Elect

Shu Quian

Webmaster

Amy Rustic

2012-2013

 

Diana Shonrock

RSS Rep to RUSA Org&Plan

Liane Taylor

Chair

Ann Brown

RSS Chair Elect

Shu Quian

Webmaster

Amy Rustic

RSS Review Editor

Jamie Hollier

Member at Large

Sarah Hammill

RSS Chair

Susan Beck

Member

Candace Merbler

RSS Rep to RUSA Membership

Don Boozer

RSS Scheduler

Cynthia Levine

RSS Archivist

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Discussion Goals for RSS O&P, 2011 - 2012

by Joseph Thompson on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

RSS Organization and Planning (O&P) Goals for 2011 - 2012

1.      Meet jointly with RSS Executive Committee in Aug, Oct/Nov, Jan, and Apr/May to review progress toward meeting goals and suggest any actions needed to address problems.

2.      Work with committee chairs to improve, repurpose, or eliminate committees that were identified as having problems during the most recent Section Review and/or during the spring 2011 committee appointments process.  Create new committees where appropriate.  Solicit input from the RSS Executive Committee through this process.

RSS Organization and Planning (O&P) Goals for 2011 - 2012

1.      Meet jointly with RSS Executive Committee in Aug, Oct/Nov, Jan, and Apr/May to review progress toward meeting goals and suggest any actions needed to address problems.

2.      Work with committee chairs to improve, repurpose, or eliminate committees that were identified as having problems during the most recent Section Review and/or during the spring 2011 committee appointments process.  Create new committees where appropriate.  Solicit input from the RSS Executive Committee through this process.

3.      Review the recommendations provided during the July 2011 RSS Executive Committee II meeting.  Prioritize the recommendations and coordinate with RSS Executive Committee to implement appropriate changes.

4.      Work with RSS Executive Committee to build and sustain relationships with MARS and other sections of RUSA as appropriate.  [Note: This includes the planning for the joint RSS/MARS series of Midwinter Workshops, with the first to take place in January 2013 in Seattle.  Responsibility for planning the content of these workshops is expected to be assigned to a joint subcommittee of the Education and Professional Development Committee of both sections]

5.      Review and Revise the RSS Handbook.

a.      Create a Program Planning Checklist. Include in next revision of RSS Handbook.

b.      Review the established communication channels used in RSS.  Define the appropriate use of each and recommend addition of new channels or removal of existing channels.  Include in next revision of RSS Handbook recommendations for use of each channel.

6.      Assess the section's success in meeting the needs of its members through a survey and other evaluative means.

7.      The O&P Chair will provide a report four times a year for RSS Review.

 

 

 

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Discussion Agenda for RSS O&P Meeting at ALA Annual 2012 in Anaheim, CA

by Joseph Thompson on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 04:54 pm

Hello members of RSS O&P,

Attached is the agenda for our meeting in Anaheim at ALA Annual 2012. We will meet on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. during the RSS All-Committee meeting and immediately after the RSS Open House from 8:00 - 9:00.

See you there!

-Joe

Discussion RSS Handbook, revised and approved June 15, 2012

by Joseph Thompson on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 03:49 pm

Please see the revision of the RSS Handbook. This revision was approved by the RSS Organization and Planning Committee on June 15, 2012.

-Joe

Event Organization and Planning Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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Meeting of the RSS Organization and Planning Committee at the All Committee Meeting

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Discussion Proposed purpose statement for the RSS Young Adult Reference Services Committee

by Joseph Thompson on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 04:13 pm

Hello members of RSS O&P,

We have now approved 3 of the 4 purpose statements for our new committees! The only purpose statement remaining for us to approve is for first committee that we created at the beginning of the year: The Young Adult Reference Services Committee.

Hello members of RSS O&P,

We have now approved 3 of the 4 purpose statements for our new committees! The only purpose statement remaining for us to approve is for first committee that we created at the beginning of the year: The Young Adult Reference Services Committee.

The process for developing the relationship with YALSA continues.  So that the committee can begin work during the 2012-2013 year, the following purpose statement has been adjusted to reflect that the YALSA partnership is a work in progress.  All other recommendations by RSS O&P and Exec. have been incorporated. Though purpose statements don't normally specify the guidelines for which a committee is responsible, I've left this part in simply to make sure that this responsibility is not forgotten as the committee beings its work.  The committee can recommend removing mention of this later.  Sarah is ready to make member appointments. Once O&P approves, this will go to RSS Exec.

Young Adult Reference Services Committee - Purpose:

To provide forums for discussion, sharing, and learning relating to the provision of reference, information, and homework help services to young adults.  Generally the focus user group is age 12 to 19 years. This committee takes responsibility for maintaining the Guidelines for Library Services to Teens developed by a joint RUSA/YALSA task force in 2008: http://yalsa.ala.org/guidelines/referenceguidelines.pdf / http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidelinesteens.

The poll will follow in a separate ALA Connect post.

-Joe

 

 

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To serve the Executive Committee by reviewing the section’s organization and activities and by advising on goals and objectives, structural changes, and any other organizational or planning matters referred to the committee.

 

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