ERIC Number: ED227860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-12
Reference Count: N/A
Forming a Consumer Advisory Committee.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This publication contains guidelines for the formation of consumer advisory committees to aid in the improvement of library services to blind and physically handicapped individuals. The purpose, justification, and composition of such committees are reviewed, as well as the tasks of organizing the committee's first meeting and providing transportation to committee meetings. A typical agenda for a consumer advisory meeting and a suggested format for keeping the minutes of each meeting are also provided, followed by a sample set of bylaws intended to be used as a framework when designing a document to meet a committee's specific needs. Suggested bylaws cover the following articles: committee's name, purpose, members, officers, meetings, subcommittees, parliamentary authority, and the means for amending the bylaws. Two appendices provide names and addresses of four nationwide organizations of blind and physically handicapped individuals and a list of four books on parliamentary procedure. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.