Chapter 9: Officer Responsibilities

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President

  • serves as an officer of ASCLA
  • presides over the ASCLA Board of Directors
  • presides over the ASCLA Executive Committee
  • provides training and information to section chairs
  • writes reports and articles for Interface
  • ensures that the Bylaws are observed by the officers and members of the Board of Directors and that the decisions of the Board of Directors are carried out
  • assumes other responsibilities as designated in the Bylaws.

Vice-President/President-Elect

  • serves as a officer of ASCLA
  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Executive Committee
  • assists in planning the programs and projects ASCLA will pursue during year as president
  • makes appointments to divisional committees for terms beginning during year as president
  • represents ASCLA on the ALA Committee on Appointments
  • plans the ASCLA conference program for year as president
  • represents ASCLA on the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly
  • serves as co-chair of the ASCLA Planning and Budget Committee
  • performs the duties of the president in the absence of the president
  • assumes other responsibilities as designated in the Bylaws.

Past-President

  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Executive Committee
  • serves as an advisor to the president and the Board of Directors
  • serves as co-chair of the ASCLA Planning and Budget Committee.

Division Councilor

  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the ASCLA Executive Committee
  • presents to the Board those ALA issues and council documents upon which the Board may wish to take action
  • represents ASCLA's interests at ALA Council through statements concerning ASCLA's position and/or by sponsoring resolutions as requested by the Board
  • reports the results of Council action upon appropriate issues at the subsequent Board meetings or in writing to the president.

Forum Chairs

  • schedules meetings and notifies members
  • communicates with members about activities
  • monitors forum activities
  • serves on the section executive committee
  • reports forum activities at section meetings
  • submits articles and reports of forum activities to Interface.

Forum Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

  • appoints program committee to plan program for conference during year as chair
  • performs duties of chair in the chair's absence.

Forum Past-Chair

  • participates on section nominating committee
  • selects two individuals to run for vice-chair of the forum.