Standing Committees

Nomination Committee
The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Nominating candidates for the Directors and the Officers of the Executive Board of Directors (“the Board”), in accordance with the CAFLL Bylaws and the procedures established by the Board.

 

Finance and Fundraising Committee
The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Recommending to the Board policies and fiscal planning measures that ensure the financial health and stability of CAFLL;
  • Maintaining oversight of income, expenditures, funds, and investments;
  • Preparing and presenting to the Board the annual budget and recommendations;
  • Reviewing funding requests and making recommendations to the Board;
  • Recommending to the Board an external auditor when as needed; reviewing the external auditor’s report; and making recommendations regarding the audit to the Board; and
  • Developing fundraising plans and using appropriate means to generate revenue for the organization, including actively soliciting exhibitors and vendor sponsorships for activities associated with the biennial Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries

 

Membership and Public Relations Committee
The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Creating and implementing strategies for promoting CAFLL’s membership benefits and services, and recruiting individual and institutional members;
  • Informing the legal and legal information communities in the United States and China, as well as the general public, about CAFLL’s mission, vision, and goals;
  • Promoting CAFLL’s programs and activities, particularly the biennial Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries; and
  • Designing and maintaining the CAFLL web site, and using all means of media and media outreach to fulfill the Committee’s charge

 

Education and Conference Planning Committee
The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Determining the educational needs of the membership, and developing strategies and resources to address those needs;
  • Encouraging, developing, and facilitating exchanges between Chinese and American law libraries and librarians, including visits to one another’s institutions;
  • Promoting and advancing the law library profession with an emphasis on recruitment and training, including regional workshops in China;
  • Identifying and implementing leadership opportunities for CAFLL members to cultivate future leaders for CAFLL;
  • In collaboration with our Chinese colleagues, developing, organizing, and executing the biennial Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, including:
    • Developing and recommending to the Board the conference theme and program;
    • Identifying a suitable venue, developing a timeline, and overseeing the execution of the conference;
    • In consultation with the Finance and Fundraising Committee, developing a conference budget and procedures including the collection of registration fees for individuals, institutions, and exhibitors.
    • In consultation with the Membership and Public Relations Committee, developing strategies for publicizing the conference to CAFLL members and other appropriate constituencies; and
    • In cooperation with our Chinese colleagues, managing the logistics of the conference including registration, exhibits, refreshments and meals, technology support, and cultural events.

 

Translation, Publication and Access Committee

The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Translating and overseeing the publication of materials relating to the CAFLL’s programs and activities, particularly, the programs and proceedings of the biennial Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries;
  • Arranging for simultaneous translation, as necessary, for conferences, workshops, and other events; and
  • Monitoring trends in publising in all media and promoting the accessibility of Chinese and American legal information.

 

Resource Sharing Committee

The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Analyzing current international resource sharing programs and trends;
  • Establishing policies and best practices to facilitate the sharing of materials among U.S. and Chinese law libraries;
  • Assisting member institutions in evaluating and creating resource sharing programs;
  • Identifying training needs for librarians involved in resource sharing; and
  • Monitoring technology and protocols needed to improve resource sharing

 

International Exchanges Committee

The charge of the Committee includes:

  • Establishing procedures, and mechanisms for Chinese law librarians to visit law libraries in the United States and for American librarians to visit law libraries in China and
  • Compiling information for members about which institutions may be willing to host foreign librarians.

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