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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.

The role of commitee members

As a committee member, your participation is crucial to the success of ULS. So a heartfelt thank you for taking the time to contribute! Below are some tips to help you do your best work.​

Be aware

  • Read the ACRL Plan for Excellence.
  • Read the ULS Governance Procedures (bylaws).
  • Read your committee's page on this guide to learn about its work.
  • Ask the chair any questions you have about the committee's work.
  • Review meeting agendas beforehand.
  • Review documents and offer feedback when requested.

Be active

  • Attend committee meetings.
  • Come to meetings prepared and ready to participate.
  • Respond to e-mails within a day or two.
  • Volunteer for subgroups or other assignments.
  • Follow through on your commitments, or let your chair know if you can't meet them.
  • Ask questions and raise issues, ideas, and suggestions.
  • Request additions to an agenda by contacting your chair before the meeting.

Be honest

  • Ask the chair if you have questions or if your responsibilities are unclear.
  • Inform the chair if you can't attend a committee meeting.
  • If you over-committed yourself, step down from your position, giving someone else the opportunity to participate.