Long Island Library Resources Council

Calendar of Meetings

Governance Committees

Budget-Personnel Committee - The Budget-Personnel Committee will work with the Executive Director and his/her designees in preparing the annual budget. This committee will be chaired by the Vice President. The other members of the committee shall be the President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and one other board member appointed by the President, and the LILRC Director or his/her designee ex-officio. The Budget-Personnel Committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to the Board about salaries and benefits of council employees, and, as part of that process will evaluate the Director and make a recommendation to the Board. See the current members.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee - The Committee shall, on an ongoing basis, review actions taken by the Board and make recommendations for amending the Bylaws or Constitution. See the current members.

Nominating Committee - The Committee shall (1) solicit from the Council membership names of candidates for vacancies on the Board of Trustees; (2) determine the constituency which the nominees represent in accordance with Article V, Section 4, of the Long Island Library Resources Council Constitution; (3) confirm the willingness of the nominees to serve if elected by having the nominee return the Nomination Acceptance Form; and (4) recommend candidates particularly where there are no qualified nominees from the membership.

At the meeting of the Board two months prior to the Election, the committee shall offer the slate of candidates for trustee positions. At the conclusion of the meeting, nominations for trustee positions shall be declared “closed.” The election of trustees shall be by mail ballot which will be mailed to the membership at least one month prior to the Annual membership Meeting. Each institutional member of the Council shall have one vote for each vacancy. Candidates receiving a plurality of the votes cast will be elected.

The Nominating Committee shall tally votes cast and returned by a date established for the election of trustees. Results of the election will be announced at the Annual Membership Meeting.

The Nominating Committee shall select a slate of candidates from the Board membership for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. Elections for these officers will occur at the December meeting of the Board. Candidates receiving a majority of the votes cast will be elected. Each Board member will have one vote for each office in these elections."

See the current members.

Strategic Planning Committee - The Council shall have a Strategic Planning Committee that shall meet at least once a year to evaluate the Council’s Plan of Service and recommend new service initiatives and long-range goals to the Board. There shall be four Board members of the Committee appointed by the President and the President shall serve as a member. The Director shall serve in an ex-officio capacity. See the current members.

Advisory Committees

Annual Conference: Provides programming looking towards the future of libraries and librarianship. See the current members.

Government Information: Provides a forum for information librarians of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and, through cooperative activities, furthers the dissemination of information about, and the use of, government information. Acts as an informational body for librarians about all aspects of government information activities both within and outside the region. Develops a continuing education program for librarians on government information, using workshops, seminars, etc. Develops techniques for dissemination of government information to the user community.  See the current members

Health Sciences Information: Acts in an advisory capacity to LILRC the Hospital Library Services Program and other programs that impact librarians. Articulates the importance of contributions provided to the health care field and the library profession by health sciences libraries. Identifies the health information needs of libraries in the Long Island region and to provide advice, guidance and support. Communicates and collaborates with other committees of the Council regarding the special concerns of health sciences libraries and consolidates efforts on issues of mutual concern. See the current members

Preservation of Local History: To strengthen and advocate for archives, manuscripts, and local history collections in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and to educate those involved in the stewardship and preservation of such collections. See the current members

Regional Technology and Media: Addresses how to best: deliver and utilize electronic content; deal with the challenges of licensing and distribution of multimedia content to the end user; and promote best practices within the library community. Additionally, investigates relevant emerging technologies. Provides, and promotes continuing education opportunities related to library technology. See the current members

Resource Sharing and Management: Encourages cooperation among all types of libraries in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to enhance resource sharing and management. Advises LILRC on matters relating to interlibrary loan policies and procedures. Encourages and assists libraries to formulate collection development policies that incorporate awareness of regional resources and activities. Promotes responsible use of the Research Loan Program (RLP). Explores current trends and issues related to print and electronic serials management. Encourages the use of new and emerging technologies related to resource sharing and management. See the current members

Legislative: follow legislative initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels in a watchdog capacity and to function as a regional clearinghouse.  Establish a mechanism to work with our elected representatives and regional planning agencies on matters of mutual concern.  Advise the LILRC Board of Trustees and standing committees on the status and implications of current legislation.  Develop a resource network to funnel grassroots information with regard to library legislation to interested parties.  See the current members

If you are interested in serving on one of the following LILRC committees, or would like more information, please fill out this form to request more information LILRC Committee Form




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