Your most time-intensive responsibility is appointments in the spring:
- Appoint a Conference Program Planning Committee (late January), which is responsible for planning the section's program at the Annual Conference during your year as chair. Either appoint yourself as chair of that committee or appoint a separate chair (and appoint yourself as a member).
- Appoint a Nominating Committee (late January), collaborating closely with the ULS past-chair who chairs the nominating committee, to identify committee members.
- Appoint candidates to fill vacancies on all ULS committees (currently ten) and discussion groups (currently five) for terms beginning when term as chair begins, including chairs of committees as necessary. Appointments are generally two years in length and planned so that no more than half of a committee will reach the end of their appointment in a given year.
- Attend the meeting held by the ACRL program manager to learn about the ACRL volunteer and appointment system.
- Help promote the call for nominations to membership.
- Devise processes to recruit qualified candidates.
- Become familiar with committee charges and activities.
- Seek input from current committee and discussion group chairs, as appropriate.