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

Dr. Kimberley Bugg (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Meghan Brody (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Kimberley Bugg (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Janet H. Clarke (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Mrs. Sarah Rose Edwards Obenauf (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Mr. Michael Groenendyk (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Anne Liebst (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Douglas Miller (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Barbara S. Petersohn (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jeannette E. Pierce (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jessica (Jesse) Sigman (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Paizha Stoothoff (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Yongming Wang (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Kelly Karst (Committee Associate, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Morgan Lazo (Committee Associate, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Karen G. Schneider (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Colleen C. Barbus (Primary Staff Liaison, December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2025)

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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.

 

Subcommittees & Task Forces

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.