The Regional Automation Advisory Committee is an Advisory Committee of the Capital District Library Council. Advisory committees are formed on behalf of specific programs administered by CDLC to enhance the operation of the Council and its programs and services.
Each advisory committee has a charge, approved by the Board, that addresses the committee's responsibilities, concerns, and composition of membership. Advisory committees may have a Board liaison who is a voting member of the committee, as well as a CDLC staff member liaison who is an ex-officio member of the committee.
The Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) is a Board appointed advisory committee. Committee responsibilities include the creation and continuing maintenance of the virtual online regional catalog, which provides links to regional library catalogs and the Union List of Serials; allocation of funds obtained from the State through the Regional Bibliographic Databases (RBDB) program; and ongoing development of automation and technological needs of the region as outlined in the CDLC Plan of Service.
In accordance with State Education guidelines, the RAAC shall serve as the Capital District Library Council's representative consultative body for regional library automation.
RAAC shall consist of 18 members:
Terms: The Board of Trustees shall appoint members for staggered three-year terms.
Liaisons: Liaison relationships shall be maintained with the automation committees of the public library and school library systems and the CDLC Coordinated Collection Development Committee and Committee on Interlibrary Loan (COIL), the Documentary Heritage Program Advisory Committee (DHPAC), and the Hospital Library Services Program Advisory Committee (HLSPAC). These liaisons shall be consulted or invited to RAAC meetings as appropriate to matters under consideration. Liaisons may not vote.
Ex officio members: The Executive Director, the Assistant Director, and other CDLC staff as appropriate, shall serve as ex officio members. A representative from the Division of Library Development (DLD) of the State Education Department shall serve as an ex officio member of the committee.
Chair: The Chair shall be elected by a majority vote of the committee for a two-year term. The Chair shall have prior service as a member of RAAC. The Chair shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.
Quorum: A quorum for business shall be a simple majority (10) of the committee members.
From time to time, as deemed necessary, the Chair may appoint subcommittees from among the membership of the Committee, and from the library community at large, to handle specific tasks that relate to the work of the Committee. Such tasks may include, but are not limited to: surveying libraries, managing grant application processes, evaluating the current and/or creating a new Five Year Plan, and assisting CDLC staff in analyzing vendor proposals.
Relation of RAAC to the CDLC Board of Trustees:
|Bentley, Jane||Questar III SLS||2020|
|Gandy, Jim||NYS Military Museum||2020|
|Kirkpatrick, Geoff||Bethlehem Public Library||2018|
|McDonough, Tim||Waterford Public Library||2019|
|Myers, John||Union College||2018|
|O'Brien, Sharon||Mohawk Valley Library System||2018|
|Paulmeno, Michael||Skidmore College||2020|
|Poehlmann, Nancy||University at Albany||2020|
|Ryder, Jill||Southern Adirondack Library System||2020|
|Smith, Colleen (Chair)||Town of Ballston Library||2019|
|Squier, Maureen||Maple Hill H.S. & M.S. - Schodack||2019|
|Thornton, Joe||Upper Hudson Library System||2020|
|White, Christopher||The Sage Colleges||2020|
|Gundrum, Kathleen (ex-officio)||Capital District Library Council||N/A|
|Kakeh, Kari||Capital District Library Council||N/A|
|Rahn, Sue (ex-officio)||Capital District Library Council||N/A|