Standing Committees

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Standing Committees are:

Bibliographic and Cataloging Standards—provides a forum for member library cataloging staff to share information about functionality and best practices; serves as a sounding board for solutions to cataloging issues; and reviews and makes recommendations concerning cataloging policy and procedures.

Circulation and Resource Sharing—provides a forum for member library circulation staff to share information about functionality and best practices; serves as a sounding board for solutions to circulation issues; and reviews and makes recommendations concerning circulation policy and procedures.

Policies and Finance/Fees—reviews and makes recommendations concerning the fee formula, SHARE budget, and policies pertaining to SHARE. This committee will also be the nominating committee.

eResource-- develops policies and guidelines as needed; guides collection development; and develops approves appropriate fees needed to support consortial eResource acquisitions; works with the Bibliographic Standards committee to develop policies and guidelines for the addition of bibliographic records for eResources to the integrated library system; works with appropriate committees and task forces to address issues related to the inclusion of local library eResources in the shared automation system.

The committees are open to volunteers and each Chair is elected to his/her term by votes of the committee members. The Chair of each committee is elected for a two year term, with two consecutive term limits. The Chair of each committee will serve on the Executive Council as part of the commitment of being a Chair. Only SHARE full member libraries are eligible to be a committee chair. All committees, including Ad hoc, report to the Executive Council.

Ad hoc committees may be formed at the discretion of the President of the Executive Council.

Adopted 9/17/12 amended 11/5/15