TARO community feedback about EAD Best Practice Guidelines

Hello TARO Community,

Earlier this year the TARO Standards Subcommittee shared with you that we have been tasked with assessing the level of adoption of the TARO Best Practice Guidelines, among other things. You can check out the Standards wiki page to learn about what our group has been doing this past year.

This message is to ask you to share your thoughts with us. Let us know what you think of the TARO Best Practice Guidelines, both what you like and what you don’t like. We want to know if you are using the best practice guidelines document, and if you are not, to learn why.

You can provide your feedback by completing this brief survey.

You don’t have to be your repository’s designated TARO representative. If you create finding aids that are added to TARO, we want to hear from you!

Please complete the survey by Friday, November 3.

TARO nominations for Steering Committee

Dear TARO representatives,

TARO would like your participation in forming the next TARO Steering Committee. To that end we ask for nominations as described in the TARO Bridge Governance plan:
 “Steering Committee members may be nominated until two weeks before an election. Self­-nomination is permitted. Candidates for the Steering Committee will provide brief statements detailing their reasons for running and provide a summary of their qualifications to the Nominating Committee. These statements will be distributed electronically to TARO members at least one week prior to the elections.  For the formal vote in October, each member institution may submit one vote (ballot).”

Nominations accepted (by this online form) until Wednesday November 1, 2017.

The slate will then be distributed, with online voting opening Wednesday November 15 ending Tuesday November 21, 2017 (also by an online form).

Thanks so much  for nominating candidates for the Steering Committee,
TARO chair, Amanda Focke (afocke@rice.edu) and vice-chair, Sandra Yates (sandra.yates@library.tmc.edu)

Current list of steering committee members: http://texastaro.pbworks.com/w/page/73447661/TARO%20wiki%20home