Appointments Committee – December 2018 Report

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
In the past several months we have made 10 committee appointments, and appointed 2 chairs and 2 vice-chairs for the upcoming term. Many of the committee appointments were for either leftover openings from the previous year or replacement members (we heard from several committee chairs about nonresponsive/inactive members, and I contacted those people to offer an out). Starting a few weeks ago (i.e. end of 2018) we have been asking people to do 2019-21 terms (and start early if they’re willing) rather than do 2018-20 terms. At our Midwinter meeting I expect us to pivot from doing fill-in appointments and organizing volunteers to getting the regular slate for 2019-21 settled, and we have a fairly solid spreadsheet documenting the requirements going forward.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Second Activity
I sent out several reminders (listserv/Twitter) about volunteering for committees, including a tip for helping the committee assign you to the one you’re most interested in (if possible).
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Making the bulk of the appointments for the next term and documenting our process to leave things in a clear state for next year.

Additional comments or concerns:
I’d like to consult with the Nominating Cte at Midwinter to make sure we have a clear (or at least consistent!) message about the potential merger as we reach out to members.

Submitted by Emily Morton-Owens on 01/20/2019