1. The Advisory Committee on Information Technology & Services (ACITS) provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, exchange of information, and mutual goal-setting regarding library and information technology and services for all types of libraries in the South Central Regional Library Council region.
2. Members advise the Board of Trustees and staff on matters of information technology and services in the South Central Regional Library Council region. They also recommend new programs, services, and changes to electronic subscriptions or existing programs and services pertaining to technology.
Recommends directions for the regional information technologies program for annual or long range plans.
Develops and recommends annual guidelines and criteria for the RBDB program.
Canvasses the membership to maintain awareness of regional information technology needs.
Works on regional projects where appropriate or make recommendations on how they might be carried out.
Makes recommendations of related grant applications of relevance to information technologies (e.g. LSTA).
Advises and recommends new technology to deliver programs and services.
Establishes task groups as necessary.
Advisory Committee Structure
The Advisory Committee should be representative of the region and all library types. Members act as representatives for the entire region, rather than as agents of their institution. Nominations for new members are solicited from the membership, ACITS, the Board, and the staff.
Terms will normally be three years with the option of continuing to serve. A Chair may be selected by Advisory Committee members.
- Review ACITS and RBDB processes, recommending changes.
- Monitor virtual reference projects.
- Provide advice to SCRLC on information technology issues/services.
- Identify and review emerging technologies and innovations; recommend components for implementation, either regionally, statewide, or within SCRLC's office.
- Provide guidance for the IMLS Design for Learning self-paced learning modules.
- Review New York Heritage Digital Collections' websites.
- Explore regional digital preservation needs and potential services collaboratively with the Digitization Advisory Committee.
- Support regional technology conferences and learning experiences.
- Conduct OA/OER needs assessment; plan follow-up activities as feasible.
- Develop a framework for an innovative technologies grant application process (the PoS includes "explore a shark tank or guppy tank model for members to pitch innovative grant projects to the Council").