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.

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

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

Committee volunteers are expected to attend meetings. Each committee has set standards of attendance at regularly scheduled meetings. If this expection is not met, the president/chair and SHARE Director will review on a case-by-case basis due to extenuating circumstances, but could include president/chair requesting a resignation or replacing the volunteer.

  • SHARE Executive Council - 2/3 of regularly scheduled meetings. Adopted 12/04/2019
  • SHARE Bibliographic & Cataloging Standards Committee - 75% of regularly scheduled meetings over a 2-year period. Adopted 11/22/2019
  • SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Committee - 75% of regularly scheduled meetings. Adopted 04/09/2020
  • SHARE Finance & Policy Committee - 2/3 of regularly scheduled meetings. Adopted 11/14/2019

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

Adopted 9/17/12

Revised 12/4/2019