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Committees

Current LSSA Committee Assignments

AD HOC COMMITTEES. The Ad Hoc Committees shall be appointed as needed by the Executive Board. These committees shall be formed to deal with a particular issue and disbanded after the issue is resolved. Committee meetings shall be schedule as needed.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION COMMITTEE. The Employee Recognition Committee shall be appointed each year as an Ad Hoc Committee to determine nomination requirements and to promote eligible members of the Libraries staff for The Universities Employee Recognition Program which seeks "to recognize and reward employees for their courageous, innovative, and unprecedented efforts, as well as their sustained, excellence in discharging their responsibilities and service to the University." This committee shall make sure that at least one member of the library staff is nominated in each of the three award periods in at least one of the outstanding Awards categories and they shall coordinate all efforts to support the nominee(s). This committee shall also gather information concerning employee accomplishments such as job-related licenses, certifications, academic diplomas or degrees during the current fiscal year.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE. The Fundraising Committee is a standing committee appointed for a two year term. A minimum of four (4) members are needed for this committee. This committee shall identify, evaluate, and implement ideas and opportunities for raising funds for the Library Support Staff Association (LSSA). This committee shall meet regularly. The chair of the committee shall give a report at each LSSA general meeting.

LSSA CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE (CETC). The LSSA Continuing Education and Training Committee (CETC) is a standing committee with members appointed for a two year term. A minimum of four (4) members are needed for the committee. This committee is responsible for collecting professional development information related to trainings, workshops, seminars, conferences, and educational opportunities geared toward library staff development. In addition to working in cooperation with the Libraries Personnel Development Committee, this committee also identifies and recommends speakers for staff professional development. The CETC will notify staff of the various professional development opportunities collected. The CETC shall meet regularly. The chair of the committee shall give a report at each LSSA general meeting.

LSSA WEBPAGE COMMITTEE. The LSSA Webpage Committee is a standing committee appointed with members for a two-year term. A minimum of three (3) members are needed for this committee. The LSSA Webpage committee shall make recommendations concerning additions, deletions, and modifications to the Library Support Staff webpage. This committee shall work closely with the University Libraries Webpage Coordinator in compliance with the rules and regulations of the University Libraries. This committee is empowered to solicit input from libraries staff as needed to accomplish their goal of insuring accurate information is placed on the website. This committee shall meet on a regular basis. The chair shall give a report at each LSSA general meeting.

NOMINATING AND ELECTION COMMITTEE. The Nominating and Election Committee shall be appointed for a one year term. A minimum of four (4) members are needed for this committee. This committee will assist with initiating nominations, elections, and tabulations for the officers and representative positions of the Executive Board. The Nomination and Election Committee shall meet as necessary prior to the election process. The chair of the Nomination and Election committee shall announce results; in the event of a tie between two or more candidates another vote shall be conducted as a run-off.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION APPEALS COMMITTEE. The Performance Evaluation Appeals Committee is appointed as an Ad Hoc committee. There are ten members on this committee. This committee is responsible for establishing policy and procedures guidelines for support staff campus-wide to appeal or challenge their annual performance evaluation. This committee works closely with U of M officials such as the U of M Staff Senate, Human Resources Managers, and President if necessary to come up with a solution to allow supervisors and employees an opportunity to benefit from their proposed policies and procedures. Committee meetings should be scheduled as needed. The chair shall give a periodic report to the LSSA on the committee's progress. This committee will be banded once the new policy and procedures are approved and implemented.

THE ISSUES AND REVIEW COMMITTEE. The Issues and Review committee is a standing committee with members appointed for a two-fiscal-year term (July 1 – June 30). A minimum of three (3) members are needed for this committee. The Issues and Review Committee shall be responsible for evaluating and discussing any issues or concerns presented by any member of the support staff. A member representative of The Issues and Review Committee will attend each Library Administrative Council (LAC) scheduled meeting and serve as a representative on the (LAC). The committee shall study, develop, and make recommendations to the Executive Board to be presented to the general membership for action. The Executive Board will, in turn, present the issue(s) to the Dean for a resolution. Once the Dean has made a final decision and reported back to the Executive Board, the Executive Board will report back to the Issues and Review Committee. The committee shall then report back to the general membership on the resolution.

LSSA HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE. The Hospitality committee is a standing committee with members appointed for a two fiscal-year term (July 1 – June 30). A minimum of two (2) members are needed for this committee. The Hospitality Committee shall be responsible for sending cards to library employees for birthdays, bereavement, illness/hospitalization, graduation, farewells, etc.

According to the University’s Sick Leave and Bereavement Policy (UM1544), http://policies.memphis.edu/UM1544.htm the following are considered as immediate family: spouse, child, step-child, foster child, parent, step-parent, foster parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, and sibling.

LSSA EVENTS PLANNING COMMITTEE. The Events Planning committee is a standing committee with members appointed for a two-fiscal-year term (July 1 – June 30). A minimum of four (4) members are needed for this committee. The Events Planning Committee shall be responsible for scheduling, planning and organizing any activities, such as Pot Lucks, cook-outs, library table displays or get-togethers. This committee will not be responsible for any duties assigned to the Holiday Committee.

Has someone in the University Libraries done a great job lately? Help the library to recognize an OUTSTANDING staff member!
Please complete a Top Notch Tiger Nomination Form.

Is there a training or workshop that may interest you?  Please fill out a Professional Development Request Form.
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