Officers & Committees

Officers 2019-2020

President: Jane Meland

Vice-President: Robin Linkowski

Past-President: Alicia Dyer

Secretary: Brooke Minore (2019-2021)

Treasurer: Joel Scheuher (2018-2020)

Member at Large: Marlene Coir (2018-20)

Member at Large: Kathryn Polgar (2019-21)

Committee Chairs 2018-2019

Archives Committee: Robin Linkowski & Virginia Thomas

Bylaws Committee: Kim Hersch & Robin Linkowski

Community Service Committee: Kim Hersch

Digital Media Committee: Brent Domann

Education Committee: Jan Bissett, Robin Linkowski, Matthew Sherman

Government Relations Committee: Marlene Coir

Membership Services Committee: Don Killinger

Newsletter Committee: Beth Applebaum, Jessica Fields, Kathryn Polgar

Nominations Committee: Marlene Coir & Joann Rutkowski

Public Relations Committee: Brent Domann

 

MichALL committees are composed of a liaison from the Executive Board, the chairperson, and individuals who have designated their interest in committee activity on the annual membership renewal form. If you are interested in getting involved in one of the committees, please contact the chairperson designated. Our thanks to those who have indicated their willingness to work!

Community Service Committee

    • determines volunteer opportunities by communicating with potential community service partners
    • plans and coordinates member involvement in community events and outreach projects
    • submits the proposed volunteer opportunities to the MichALL Executive Board, through the committee’s liaison, for approval
    • advertises community outreach projects to MichALL members
    • provides the MichALL Webmaster with information about the upcoming projects to post to the website
  • reports community service activities at the MichALL Annual Meeting

Digital Media Committee

Develop and implement a social media plan, which encompasses, at a minimum, the following:

    • monitor for the most relevant social media platforms that MichALL may avail itself of
    • develop strategies to best promote MichALL in social media platforms
    • videotape the Spring Meeting and make it available on a MichALL social media site
    • live-stream the Spring Meeting
  • arrange for photographs to be taken at all MichALL events and forward photos to the Webmaster for inclusion on the MichALL Website

The plan may also include publishing our Newsletter on social media, and the like

Education Committee

    • plan the educational activities of the Association
    • propose to the Executive Board any programs, workshops, publications, or other activities that advance the education of Michigan law librarians
    • work with the Vice President in planning the annual meeting program(s)
  • Vice President shall chair this committee

Government Relations Committee

    • advocate for the authentication, preservation and permanent public access to Michigan-based primary legal materials via the passage of UELMA in Michigan
    • monitor laws that expand surveillance of library users
  • alert MichALL members of upcoming advocacy training

Membership Services Committee

    • send renewal notice messages to the MichALL listserv starting in mid-June
    • develop and implement a member recruitment plan
    • establish a central clearing house for job vacancy information, such as the appointment of a member of the committee to ensure that Association members and library school placement offices are informed of job openings
  • recommend to the executive Board any policies or requests for funds (such as for advertising in legal newspapers) that require Board action

Newsletter Editor

    • selected by the Executive Board
    • oversee the production of the Newsletter
    • establish editorial policies governing the Newsletter with the approval of the Executive Board
  • suggest content, recommend contributors, and generate submissions

Nominations Committee

    • implement the provisions of Article X of the Bylaws regarding the nomination and election of the Association’s officers
    • propose to the Executive Board any scholarships
  • choose the recipients of such scholarships if approved

Public Relations Committee

    • publicize the activities of the Association
    • explore relations with the State Bar Association, the Michigan Library Association, the Government Documents Round Table-Michigan, and any other organizations concerned with law or librarianship in Michigan
    • recommend to the Executive Board the appointment of representatives to other organizations where needed
    • make to the Executive Board any proposals for enhancing the relationships between the Association and other organizations or with the public at large
    • explore methods of improving public access to legal information; to recommend to the Executive Board programs, workshops, and projects that will improve such access
  • recommend to the Vice President or the Education Committee any programs on public access to legal information that might be incorporated in the Annual meeting(s) of the Association