24:1 (2009:03) Committee Update: Admininstrative Support Task Force

March 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Posted in Administrative Support | Leave a comment


Katy Ginanni, Chair

[Ed. note: Excerpted from the January report to the Executive Board]

Task Force:
Katy Ginanni, Trinity University (chair)
Anne McKee, Greater Western Library Alliance
Steve Murden, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Library
Joyce Tenney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Alison Whitehorn, United Kingdom Serials Group (consultant)

Board liaison:
Char Simser, Kansas State University

Based on the assumption that NASIG won’t be able to afford full time help for at least three years, the board asked the task force to revise the job description we submitted earlier in the fall.  We deleted many duties and requirements, focusing on the four items that the board thought were most critical for a staff person:

  • Serving as point of contact for the organization
  • Support for the board and committees regarding our technology vendor (currently ArcStone)
  • Performing clerical work as needed for the board and committees, including conference registration activities
  • Meeting planning; working with CPC and PPC as needed

This turned the job description into one for a part-time staff person; it is a job that is more clerical and administrative in nature.

We approached this task in the same way that we created the original job description. We agreed on the necessary sections for the new job description, and each person reviewed the relevant parts of the first job description and included them in a draft of his/her new section.  The committee reviewed each section, made suggestions for change, and reached consensus.  We submitted the new job description to the board (via Char) on December 8, 2008.  We await further instructions from the board.


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