Chapter 9: Officer Responsibilities

President

  • serves as an officer of RUSA
  • presides over the RUSA Board of Directors
  • presides over the RUSA Executive Committee
  • provides training and information to section chairs
  • writes reports and articles for RUSQ and RUSA Update
  • 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 RUSA
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Executive Committee
  • assists in planning the programs and projects RUSA will pursue during year as president
  • makes appointments to divisional committees for terms beginning during year as president
  • represents RUSA on the ALA Committee on Appointments
  • plans the RUSA conference program for year as president
  • provides training and information to section vice-chairs
  • serves as chair of RUSA Budget and Finance Committee
  • represents RUSA on the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly and all other ALA budget related meetings/groups
  • 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 officer of RUSA
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Executive Committee
  • serves as an advisor to the president and the Board of Directors
  • serves as Board liaison to RUSA’s Organization Committee
  • serves as the RUSA representative to ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team, typically beginning service following term as immediate past-president

Division Councilor

  • serves as a member of the RUSA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Executive Committee
  • presents to the Board those ALA issues and council documents upon which the Board may wish to take action
  • represents RUSA's interests on ALA Council through statements concerning RUSA'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.
  • serves as Board liaison to RUSA’s Access to Information Committee

Secretary

  • serves as a member of the RUSA Board of Directors
  • serves as a member of the RUSA Executive Committee
  • takes notes at the Fall leadership meeting and each Executive Committee meeting

Director-at-Large

  • serves as a member of the RUSA Board of Directors
  • represents RUSA members on the Board of Directors
  • serves as the Board liaison to one of the RUSA standing committees
  • assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the president