Committees

Executive Committee

This committee is composed of the Chair, the Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Chairs of the Communications Committee, the Program Committee, the Federal Depository Representatives Committee, and the State Depository Representatives Committee, and the Immediate Past Chair as defined in Article IV. An INDIGO webmaster who is appointed by the Executive Committee will be an ad hoc member of the Executive Committee.

Standing Committees

  • Federal Depository Representatives Committee (FedReC). This committee is composed of an elected Chair who is an INDIGO member and serves for two years, with a limit of two consecutive terms. This committee is charged with determining a means to select a representative who is a Government Information Librarian to represent each of the Federal Depository Libraries within the state. This Committee shall poll these representatives, as needed, on issues directly affecting the Federal Depository Libraries. The Committee will then formulate and articulate a position and communicate this to appropriate parties as representing the position of the Indiana Federal Depository Libraries. These positions shall also be forwarded to the INDIGO Executive Committee for further action as appropriate.
  • State Depository Representatives Committee (StateReC). This committee is composed of an elected Chair who is an INDIGO member and serves for two years, with a limit of two consecutive terms. This committee is charged with determining a means to select a representative who is a Government Information Librarian to represent each of the State Depository Libraries within the state. This Committee shall poll these representatives as needed, on issues directly affecting the State Depositorv Libraries. The Committee will then formulate and articulate a position and communicate this to appropriate parties as representing the position of the Indiana State Depositorv Libraries. These positions shall also be forwarded so the INDIGO Executive Committee for further action as appropriate.
  • Nominating Committee. This committee is composed of two members appointed annually by the INDIGO Chair from among INDIGO membership with the confirmation of the Executive Committee. The Assistant Chair/Chair-Elect of INDIGO shall serve as chair of the Nominating Committee. This committee shall coordinate the nominating process, nominate and recruit candidates, and prepare for the election to be held by mail ballot, electronic ballot, or by vote at the annual INDIGO meeting, as determined by the Executive Committee. The committee shall maintain a full record of the election results.
  • Communications Committee. This committee is composed of an appointed Chair, the INDIGO Immediate Past Chair and the INDIGO Secretary/Treasurer. The Communications Committee shall have the responsibility of:
    • Coordinating and disseminating information in the appropriate format by; issuing an electronic newsletter or other publications, or through correspondence to members;
    • Publishing from time to time appropriate bibliographic or other special publications by and for the benefit of Government Information Librarians and others;
    • Maintaining a Notable Documents Information Panel responsible for the compilation and publication of an annual list of significant government information sources or publications; Developing and maintaining the INDIGO Policies and Procedures Manual;
    • Oversight of the INDIGO website in co-operation with the INDIGO webmaster, making recommendations as appropriate to the membership;
    • Make regular reports on the Newsletter and the website to the Executive Committee and at the annual business meeting. The Communications Committee Chair will also make announcements on INDIGO-L related to the functioning of the office.
  • The Program Committee shall have the responsibility of organizing at least one meeting of INDIGO in the Spring of the year, no later than summer. A second meeting will be held in the Fall, preferably November, and the new officers will take office at the start of new business. The membership period is from November 1 through October 31st.
  • The Education Committee shall have the responsibility of organizing at least one continuing education program on government information education and outreach for the Indiana broader library community and the public. This includes but is not limited to INDIGO webinars, participation in State Government Information Day planning, and publications. This Committee shall have oversight of the INDIGO webinars. It will have responsibility to bring continuing education issues, topics, and proposals to the Executive Committee and the membership for approval.