Committee on Research and Statistics (CORS)

Charge

To facilitate research and related activities in all units of the association, especially activities related to library statistics; to advise the ALA council and executive board on programs, policy, and priorities regarding research and related activities; to recommend procedures to achieve expeditious consideration of all ALA unit proposals for research and related activities by the ALA executive board; to encourage the establishment of divisional committees for the purpose of stimulating research and statistics; to maintain liaison with all units of the association regarding research and related activities in the units; to identify questions regarding library service which need to be answered through research and promote the conduct of research to answer those questions; to review and make recommendations concerning national data collection efforts pertaining to libraries, recommending inclusions, definitions, procedures, and policies as appropriate; to serve as a base committee for liaisons from other associations and groups with shared concerns about library statistics; and to serve as an advisory committee for the office for research and statistics.

Roster

Rebecca Vargha (IFLA, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Keith Curry Lance (Chair, July 1, 2013, to February 21, 2014)
Theresa Kelly Darr (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Jessica Harris (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Anne M. Houston (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Jody K. Howard (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Sandra M. Hughes-Hassell (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Wei Jeng-Chu (Member, July 1, 2013, to March 3, 2014)
Dr. Melissa P. Johnston (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
W. Bede Mitchell (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Thomas L. Reinsfelder (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Gail A. Schlachter (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Ann Carlson Weeks (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Carolyn Bishoff (Intern, July 1, 2013, to October 18, 2013)
Mrs. Zhonghua Du (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Linda Hofschire (Intern, July 1, 2012, to February 26, 2014)
Dr. Kathy Rosa (Staff Liaison, June 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Rudolph Rose (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2014)

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Composition

To facilitate research and related activities in all units of the Association, especially activities related to library statistics; to advise the ALA Council and Executive Board on programs, policy and priorities regarding research and related activities; to recommend procedures to achieve expeditious consideration of all ALA unit proposals for research and related activities by the ALA Executive Board; to encourage the establishment of divisional committees for the purpose of stimulating research and statistics; to maintain liaison with all units of the Association regarding research and related activities in the units; to identify questions regarding library service which need to be answered through research and promote the conduct of research to answer those questions; to review and make recommendations concerning national data collection efforts pertaining to libraries, recommending inclusions, definitions, procedures, and policies as appropriate; to serve as a base committee for liaisons from other associations and groups with shared concerns about library statistics; to serve as an advisory committee for the Office for Research.