Committee Chair Resources
Past committee reports (Jan 2012-May 2014 available)
Committee Orientation: On the Tuesday afternoon of each ALISE Annual Conference, a Leaders Orientation is hosted by the Board of Directors. Please make your arrangements to attend this event and invite your committee members to join you. You will meet your board liaison, and learn about policies and procedures. We also invite all former committee chairs since this will give them an opportunity to share the knowledge they have gained during the last year.
Face-to-Face Committee Meetings: On the Tuesday of each ALISE Annual Conference (after the Leaders Orientation), a time slot is set aside for ALISE Committee Meetings. This is your time to meet your committee members, review the minimum expectations, and make your plans for the coming year. Please notify headquarters if you plan to host a committee meeting during this time.
Consult with Former Chairs: Whether you meet at the Leaders Orientation, at the ALISE Annual Conference, or via other communication tools, it is highly recommended that you get in contact with the former chair to learn about what worked and what didn't work during their term as chair. It is also a good idea to secure documents used during their year as chair (i.e. - award calls, letters to award winners, etc)
Active Engagement: The ALISE Board would like to encourage chairs and their committees to pursue a year of active engagement. Please feel free to be creative in how you work with your committee. Use Skype, email, conference calling, set up a wiki, and explore other avenues for discussion and committee work. If you need help with devising a plan for communications and committee work, please feel free to contact your board liaison and ALISE headquarters.
After the Award Winners are Announced: At this time, others may make additional announcements.
The Awards Program Brochure: Once the winner has been notified, please send headquarters information regarding the winner for the awards program brochure. Here is an example of what to include: 2012 ALISE Awards Brochure
Awards Reception at the ALISE Annual Conference: Please let headquarters know if the winner will be attending the Awards Reception at the ALISE Annual Conference. The Awards Reception is held on Thursday during the annual conference.