The Library Management Council (LMC) serves as a deliberative body to discuss, inform, and coordinate issues of daily operations and to help research, create, communicate, and advocate for new initiatives or opportunities for the Libraries. Providing an essential connection between the Library Administration and library units, the Library Management Council participates in strategic direction and planning. LMC facilitates shared understanding, creates continuity of service, and positively influences the organizational culture. The LMC may solicit additional information from library personnel or other standing committees as needed to fulfill its charge and inform its decisions. Likewise, members provide feedback and report decisions, plans or policies from the council to their respective units and groups.
The Management Council will have a chair, vice chair, and secretary. The chair, vice chair and the secretary serve for a term of one year from July to June. After serving their term, the vice chair will assume the role of chair. Members of the Administrative Council will not hold the position of chair or vice-chair but may serve as secretary.
The Chair will 1) convene all meetings, 2) call special meetings of the Management Council, if necessary, 3) coordinate and communicate the agenda and 3) monitor the progress of ongoing projects.
The Vice Chair will 1) preside over meetings if the Chair is not available and 2) support the chair in other areas as needed.
The Secretary will be responsible for recording meeting notes and posting them to the committee’s website.
The Management Council meets monthly, unless cancelled by the Chair with the exception of January.
If a Management Council member cannot attend a meeting, they may send a representative when appropriate. The Chair should be notified in advance of the meeting with the name of the designee. Designees may be excused from a meeting, or a portion of a meeting, if sensitive personnel issues are being discussed.
Management Council members may invite a guest to the meeting, as needed, according to the agenda.
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