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University Libraries Section (ULS): About Our Committees

Whether you are a chair, committee member, or prospective member, this is your go-to resource for information about ULS committees.

Charge

The Procedures Committee's charge is to oversee the maintenance and revision of policies and procedures for the section, to ensure that any changes to policies and procedures are consistent with the bylaws of the section, to make recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding policies and procedures, and to update the bylaws of the section when changes are approved by a vote of the Executive Committee.

Committee membership

The Procedures Committee usually has three to four members. See current committee roster.

ALA Connect

The Procedures Committee on ALA Connect: Post and find agendas, minutes, and committee happenings.

Please note that you will need to sign in to ALA Connect using your regular ALA web site username and password to access ACRL ULS committee content.

Committee responsibilities

The work of this committee is driven by ULS Executive Committee needs and thus varies year to year. Committee work for the current year has been done virtually via online meetings and e-mail.

Some of the committee’s typical responsibilities include the following:

  • Reviewing ULS policies and procedures as required by the ULS Executive Committee
  • Making recommendations for actions on changes to existing policies as requested by the ULS Executive Committee
  • Updating, revising, and maintaining the ULS policies and procedures manual as necessary based on changes to procedures.

During the 2016-17 year, the Procedures Committee worked with the ULS chair to migrate the ULS Manual and Best Practices and Expectations for Committee Chairs and Discussion Group Conveners to the new ACRL LibGuides platform for better visibility and ease of use. Following implementation of the LibGuides pages in Spring 2017, the Procedures Committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the LibGuides.

The committee currently has four members, and this seems to be about the right size. From time to time, the committee could benefit from an experienced parliamentarian. The committee could also check with other ACRL and ALA groups about their procedures, work activities, and group size.