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Orientation Guide for Committees & Officers: Appendix I

APPENDIX I

ACRL WSS COMMITTEE CHARGES

AWARDS COMMITTEE

To solicit nominees, select the winners, and oversee the presentation of the Award for Career Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship sponsored by Greenwood Publishing Inc. and the Award for Significant Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship sponsored by Routledge Press.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

To monitor collection development issues and resources in women’s studies, including the content and use of evaluative techniques such as the conspectus, and the nature and availability of reference tools in print, microform, electronic and other formats; to recommend and implement projects to meet needs in this area including bibliographies, guides, instructional materials and other programs.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND ACCESS COMMITTEE

To monitor the development of electronic resources related to women's studies, including identification and evaluation of products and web sites and examination of the coverage of women and women's issues by commercial producers; to monitor issues related to access to electronic resources and their content; to recommend and implement projects, and inform the section of developments in this area.

INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

To work to enhance the ability of academic and research librarians to serve effectively students, faculty, and other users researching Women’s Studies and related disciplines.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

To welcome new WSS members; to recruit prospective members to the section; to encourage section members to participate in activities; to periodically poll former members about WSS; to serve as a link between the ALA/ACRL Membership committee and the section; to host the WSS social hour at Midwinter and Annual Conferences; to communicate with other groups, both inside and outside of ALA; and to further the goals of WSS.

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

To develop and coordinate publication activities of the Section and its committees and to advise the Section Executive Committee on publications projects; to stimulate and encourage research, writing, and other projects which may lead to publication under WSS auspices; to assist the Section and its committees in finding appropriate avenues for publications projects that have been forwarded by and/or approved by the WSS Executive Committee; to publish the section brochure and to oversee publication of the newsletter; to develop and maintain standards and guidelines for WSS publications; to serve as liaison and represent Section viewpoints on publications projects with ACRL and ALA.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

To identify needed research, to encourage collaboration in research; to facilitate the acquisition of skills related to research and publishing; and to promote an awareness of existing and ongoing research related or applicable to Women’s Studies librarianship and resources.

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