STARS Implementation Schedule

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January 2004

  • Task Force meets at ALA Midwinter Conference
  • RUSA Board votes on STARS petition at ALA Midwinter Conference
  • Task Force posts summary of Midwinter activities to relevant listservs
  • Task Force posts STARS section charge and implementation schedule to web site and relevant listservs

February - March 2004

  • Task Force prepares slate of candidates for STARS Executive Committee positions
  • Task Force publicizes upcoming election to interested segments of the library community, e.g. interlibrary loan, circulation/access services, reference, and collection development
  • Task Force drafts committee charges
  • Task Force drafts section bylaws
  • Task Force prepares STARS committee volunteer form and posts to web site

April - June 2004

  • Task Force collects committee volunteer forms for referral to STARS Executive Committee

Annual Conference 2004

  • Task Force presents slate of candidates at ILL Discussion Group meeting, holds election, announces results - additional nominees sought from the floor, candidates make brief statement of interest/qualifications. Offices and terms:
    • Chair 2004 - 2005 (serves as Past Chair 2005/06)
    • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 2004 - 2006 (serves as Past Chair 2006/07)
    • Secretary 2004 - 2006
    • Member-at-Large 2004 - 2005
    • Member-at-Large 2004 - 2006
    • Member-at-Large 2004 - 2007
  • RUSA Board disbands Resource Sharing Section Feasibility Task Force

September 2004

  • STARS becomes official RUSA section effective 9/1/04
  • RUSA members are able to designate STARS as one of their optional sections

Fall 2004

  • The following positions are appointed in accordance with STARS Bylaws:
    • 2005 Nominating Committee
    • STARS Webmaster/Archivist for 2004 - 2006 term
    • RUSA Update STARS section editor for 2004 - 2006 term
    • STARS representatives to RUSA division level committees, half for 2004 - 2005 term and half for 2004 - 2006 term
    • Members and chairs of all new STARS committees
  • 2005 Nominating Committee drafts slate of candidates and submits to RUSA for election
  • Members solicited to join STARS
  • Committees/discussion groups established:
    • Executive Committee (elected at Annual 2004)
    • 2005 Nominating Committee (new)
    • Interlibrary Loan Committee (transferred from MOUSS)
    • Boucher Award Committee (transferred from MOUSS)
    • Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group (transferred from MOUSS)
    • Education and Training Committee (new)
    • International ILL Committee (new)
    • Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee (new)
    • Vendor Relations Committee (new)
    • Legislation and Licensing Committee (new)

Midwinter Conference 2005

  • Committees and discussion groups hold first business meetings in Boston

Spring 2005

  • ALA/RUSA holds elections for STARS section officers. Offices and terms:
    • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 2005 - 2007 (becomes past chair 2007/08)
    • Member-at-Large 2005 - 2008
  • STARS Vice-Chair appoints the following:
    • All new STARS committee members/chairs
    • STARS representatives to RUSA division level committees for 2005/07 term
  • Committees and discussion groups established:
    • Research and Statistics Committee (new)
    • Cooperative/Remote Circulation Committee (new, perhaps joint with LAMA?)
    • Cooperative Collection Development Committee (new)
    • Cooperative Reference Services Committee (new, perhaps joint with MOUSS?)
    • Organization and Planning Committee (new)
    • Access Services Discussion Group (new, perhaps joint with LAMA?)
    • Fee-Based Information Services Discussion Group (new)
    • Customer Service Discussion Group (new)
    • Shared Storage Facilities Discussion Group (new, perhaps joint with LAMA?)

Annual Conference 2005

  • First anniversary celebration!

Fall 2005

  • STARS Vice-Chair appoints 2006 Nominating Committee
  • 2006 Nominating Committee drafts slate and submits to RUSA for election

Spring 2006

  • ALA/RUSA holds elections for STARS section officers. Offices and terms:
    • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 2006 - 2008 (becomes Past Chair 2008/09)
    • Secretary 2006 - 2008
    • Member-at-Large 2006 - 2009
  • STARS Vice-Chair appoints the following:
    • STARS committee members/chairs as needed
    • STARS representatives to RUSA division level committees for 2006/08 term
    • STARS Webmaster/Archivist for 2006/08 term
    • RUSA Update STARS section editor for 2006/08 term