Executive Committee, Committees and Task Forces, 2014-2015 Composition, Charges, Goals and Timelines


Executive Committee

Frank H. Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center

Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library

Dorothy Walker, South Carolina Political Collections

Kate Cruikshank, Indiana University Libraries

Herb Hartsook, South Carolina Political Collections

Robert Lay, Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center

Marc Levitt, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

Sheryl Vogt, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives

Karen Paul, U.S. Senate Historical Office

Robin Reeder, U.S. House Office of Art and Archives

The Executive Committee, which includes its three elected officers, is the governing body of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. The ACSC President serves as chair and appoints four members to the Committee. Three Ex Officio members represent the following institutions: Center for Legislative Archives, US Senate Historical Office, US House Office of Information and Preservation.  the immediate past president also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee administers the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. It appoints and oversees all ACSC working groups, committees and task forces. The Executive Committee approves the annual budget for submission to the membership and oversees the financial management of the Association. The Executive Committee submits bylaws to the membership for approval and solicits officer nominations from the membership, selects a slate of candidates, oversees elections, and reports results. The Executive Committee appoints a Program Committee for each annual meeting of the Association. All committees and task forces, through their respective chairs, will prepare reports for review by the Executive Committee that will be presented to the membership at the annual meeting and subsequently posted on the website.

COMMITTEES

Scholarships and Awards Committee

Lori Schwartz, South Carolina Political Collections

Gary Chaffee, Texas Southern University

Sarah D’Antonio, Dole Institute of Politics

Bill Hair, W. R. Poage Legislative Library

Robin Reeder, U.S. House Office of Art and Archives

Ben Rogers, W. R. Poage Legislative Library

The Committee will establish qualifications, procedures, timelines, and forms for applications and evaluation, publicize awards as appropriate, request funding as necessary for awards and ads, and serve as panel to select recipients. As funding is available, additional awards will be determined by the Executive Committee, and the Scholarships and Awards Committee may recommend funding areas. In addition to creating award notices and advertising, the Committee will report to the Executive Committee on request and to the general membership via the website and at the annual meeting. Current awards are the Raymond Smock Award of $1000 to a first-time attendee of an ACSC annual meeting by a Member Institution’s staff member, the Richard Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant of $1000 to support research on Congress, and the Congressional Papers Roundtable Scholarship to support someone to attend the annual CPR pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists.


Annual Meeting Program Committee

 Robin Reeder, U.S. House Office of Art and Archives

 Mat Darby, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Debbie Davendonis-Todd, W.R. Poage Legislative Library

Herb Hartsook, South Carolina Political Collections

Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library

Laura Litwer, James G. Gee Library

Richard McCulley, Center for Legislative Archives

Brother Rogers, Stennis Center for Public Service

Jay Wyatt, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

The Program Committee is charged with development of the program for the 2014 annual meeting, to be hosted by the South Carolina Political Collections.


Annual Meeting Host Committee

Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives

Sharon Fitzpatrick, Center for Legislative Archives


Social Media Committee

Danielle Emerling, University of Delaware Library

Tammi Kim, University of Delaware Library

Hope Grebner, Indiana University Libraries

Jim Havron, Albert Gore Research Center

Natalie Rocchio, Center for Legislative Archives

Lori Schwartz, South Carolina Political Collections

Ryan Semmes, Mississippi State University Library

The Social Media Committee will be responsible for promoting ACSC and its work and encouraging the study of Congress and use of Congressional collections through social media outlets.

TASK FORCES

Congress Week Task Force

Marie Carr, Senator Ben Nelson

Stephanie Bayless, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Debbie Davendonis-Todd, W.R. Poage Legislative Library

Bailey Hoffner, Archivist, Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center

Ray Smock, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

Jay Wyatt, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

The Task Force will identify activities and materials for the first week in April, when the first quorums in both House and Senate were achieved in 1789, to promote the understanding of Congress and the importance of its study.


ACSC and the Association of Former Members of Congress Task Force

Karen Paul, U.S. Senate Historical Office

Robin Reeder, U.S. House Office of Art and Archives

Nell Breyer, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

Marie Carr, Senator Ben Nelson

Herb Hartsook, South Carolina Political Collections

Betsy Pittman, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Sheryl Vogt, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

The ACSC Former Members Task Force is charged with developing a collaborative records management advocacy effort with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress designed to reach out to new members about records preservation.

Kettering Project Naming and Framing Task Force
(Membership limited to those who have completed Phase 1 of the project)

Sheryl Vogt, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Carl Albert Center for Congressional Studies: Robert Lay

John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute: Julia Howington

Claude Pepper Library: Burt Altman, Robert Rubero

W. R. Poage Legislative Library: Mary Goolsby, Debbie Davendonis-Todd, Ben Rogers, Ashley Thornton

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies: Jan Levinson, Jill Severn

South Carolina Political Collections: Herb Hartsook, Lori Schwartz, Dorothy Walker

John Stennis Center for Public Service: Brother Rogers

The Task Force will implement Phase 2 of a contract with the Kettering Foundation to name and frame an issue topic related to Congress or understanding of Congress, determine and fulfill ACSC’s role and responsibilities in the development of the issue guide, and encourage its use by other ACSC members.


Membership Task Force

Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library

TBD


Grants for Research in Congressional Collections

Frank H. Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center

ACSC Executive Committee

 

 




 

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