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Membership Committee Meeting
SAA Membership Committee Meeting— tentative agenda
1:00 – 5:00
The Hilton Hotel San Francisco, Yosemite C
Introductions, Announcements and Review of the Past Year (20-30 minutes total)
I. Welcome and Introductions (new members, key contacts, student intern)
- New Member and Key Contact Breakfasts
- Mentor-Mentee Coffee break
- Career Center
- Navigator Program
- Nominations Committee seeking suggestions
III. Review of Past Year--Short Reports
- Adriana Cuervo--Career Center
- James Roth--Key Contact Program
- Brian Doyle--Membership numbers, results of survey of student members, adminstrative issues
- Teresa Yoder--Mentoring
- Diversity (committee’s report to Mark Greene, May 2008)
Discussion of directions, issues, goals for membership committee for coming year (bulk of the meeting time)
I. Administrative and key contact:
- selecting next vice-chair/chair-elect
- honorary membership for long-standing members
- dues renewal procedures
- revision of on-line renewal notices, forms
- suggestions for making membership more affordable: payment of dues in installments
- establish liaisons with the regionals
- how often will KCs be receiving reports this year?
- do segments of the membership need more targeted outreach by membership? what can we do as a committee? How can we work with the Diversity Committee to further the goals of both committees
- Input on collection of demographic data (Attachment from Brian)
- publish membership materials in languages besides English
- Establish clearinghouse for information on programs, scholarships aimed at minority students and early career professionals
- what role does the postion of Native American representative play
- how many other positions of this type should we have on the committee?
- review mentoring brochures or other written description of the program
- collect and analyze feedback collected from participants in the program
- can this program be expanded to support diversity initiatives
- how could we partner with the regionals to improve mentoring?
- What kind of program has the Northwest Archivists established for mentoring
- who else has such programs?
- too much for one person; what would we need to do to make this feasible
IV. Outreach to students:
- What can we do to improve retention of student members?
- Should there be a position for a student representative on the committee
V. Career development:
- analyze feedback collected in the career center at the annual meeting
- create/develop some sort of resource for career advice
- provide resume/cover letter resources and bibliography on developing/enhancing a career
- develop information on pro and cons of certification/non-certification or MLS/non-MLS choices
VI. Committee structure:
- Is the current committee, structured as it is by geographic regions, able to take on this important work?
- What would a more agile, flexible committee look like?
- Proposal for sub-committees for mentoring, diversity, students, career development, key-contact program
- Would there be representation from various roundtables and other committees?