Executive Committee

The Executive Committee holds three meetings through the year and is structured based upon the RALC Bylaws.

Members:

Professional Development & Networking Committee

Addresses the professional development, continuing education, and networking needs of member institutions through topical interest groups, scholarships, workshops, and other events. 

Members:

Patricia Dillon Sobczak, Ph.D., Chair (VCU)
– Jalesa Taylor (UR)
– Malorie Oliver (UR)
– Lisa Payne (Tyler)
– Kyle Binaxas (Richard Bland)

Outreach Committee

Promotes use of the rich offerings of member libraries by highlighting their geographical proximity, diversity, and value.

Note: The Web User Group operates as an informal meetup group that is a subset of the Outreach Committee. Visit the Web User Group page for more information.

Members:

– Will Weaver, Chair (Reynolds)
– Samantha Guss (UR)
– Jen Thomas (UR)
– Molli Gonzalez (Tyler)
– Dora Byrd Rowe (UPS)

* For archived minutes prior to 2017 (including discontinued committee minutes), please visit the Archives page.


Duties of RALC Committee Chairs

  1. Contact all committee members for correct email and phone numbers. Update the RALC LibGuide with any new information.
  2. Attend RALC Board Meetings held in January, April and October each year. Take notes to present to your committee and give a report to Directors of your committee’s activities.
  3. Plan meetings:
    1. Send announcements of meetings via email
    2. Minutes of your meetings should be approved by members (email is fine) and posted on the RALC LibGuide.
    3. At the end of each meeting’s agenda, it’s good to have sharing and question time. Everyone learns from this.
    4. Review your committee’s mission and revise as necessary.
  4. Through your committee, decide what program to sponsor. RALC encourages one per committee per year.
  5. Complete a Program Proposal and send to RALC treasurer. This form is on-line at the RALC Web page and easy to complete.
  6. Send announcements to all committee members and Library Directors in plenty of time for planning.
  7. Print the Program Evaluation Forms and have all participants complete these. Turn in to RALC treasurer.
  8. After the program, complete the RALC Follow-up Program Report and present at the next Director’s Meeting.