Committee/Task Force Reporting Form
All committee and task force chairs, both virtual and face-to-face, should submit a report summarizing committee meetings and activities since the last reporting period.
Committee/task force meeting minutes or notes also need to be uploaded to your committee/task force space in ALA Connect in order to maintain a history of proceedings and ensure a smooth transition for the next chair and committee. Additionally, this allows all ALSC members interested in your committee/task force work to access reports.
If your committee is a professional or book and media award committee, please do not include confidential information.
Additionally, if you are experiencing any sensitive issues, challenges, members who are not participating at an effective level, or wish to highlight particular work or recommend a committee member for exemplary service please send a separate email the ALSC President with a copy to the Executive Director.
All required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*) and must be filled in; screen readers will say the word star.
Once submitted, the form will be emailed to the ALSC President, Vice-President, immediate Past-President and Executive Director. You will receive an acknowledgement email from the Executive Director with a cc: to your PGC. A copy of your report will be included in the acknowledgment.
Name of Committee or Task Force
Priority Group Area
Child Advocacy (PGC I)
Evaluation of Media (PGC II)
Professional Awards & Scholarships (PGC III)
Organizational Support (PGC IV)
Book & Media Awards (PGC V)
Partnershps (PGC VI)
Professional Development (PGC VII)
Co-Chair's email (if applicable)
Incoming Chair (if known)
Committee/Task Force Members
Has the committee recently reviewed its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws.
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.
Please describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan
Please list other ALSC committees you think you could collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work:
Please list any suggestions you have for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area?)
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?
Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?
Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space.
Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Chair is printing copies of substantive email to send to the ALSC office for the archive.
For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).
Not applicable (Book or Media Award/Notable chair)
If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms
Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)