Bylaws and Organization Committee – December 2023 Report

The group met 4-6 times this quarter.

Committee Work

Summary of work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during the past 6 months

In the past six months, the Bylaws and Organization Committee focused on completing the amendments to the Core bylaws and delivered the recommended changes to the Board of Directors.

Progress on Goal Assigned in the Strategic Plan

We were largely focused on the bylaws in 2023, but we intend to shift our focus to the committee and leadership liaison structure in the new year.

Progress on Deliverables

  • Proposed changes to the bylaws
    • Changes were proposed in December 2023
  • Proposed changes to the organizational structure
    • This was focused on the bylaw changes.
  • Should include review and changes to the Core Handbook
    • No new changes as of this year. I am working with the web committee to get access to the handbook for editing purposes.

Progress on Ongoing Work


What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?

We will be focused on the strategic plan with a goal of reviewing and recommending changes as needed for the committee and leadership liaison structure by the end of June, 2024.

Meets Core’s strategic goals for Evaluate and Adjust Core’s Structure

How did your work contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, or belonging within Core or the library profession? What areas of improvement do you see for your committee or Core in these areas?

Our efforts have been mostly focused on the bylaws. I hope that adding clarity to the bylaws increases the accessibility of the organization. I do think that there needs to be a more intentional plan to have committee membership that reflects the diversity of our country. I think there will be more for this committee to focus on in the work of 2024 focused on committee and leadership liaison structure.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.

Submitted by Donald Allgeier on 01/02/2024