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Procedures and Rules

XXII. NETWORK AFFILIATES AND LIAISONS

  1. Principles for Relationships with Other Organizations:

     

    1. To help USAIN achieve its mission to promote and improve agricultural library and information services.

     

    2. To fulfill a specific need related to current USAIN goals and objectives or to contribute in a significant way to the cooperating organization while using USAIN's name and its resources effectively.

     

    3. To benefit as much as possible from a reciprocal relationship in the form of finances, expertise, experience, public relations, or other advantages.
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  3. Composition and Organization:

     

    1. Affiliate Representatives and Liaisons will be appointed by the President on a biennial basis.

     

    2. They must be active members and directly involved in USAIN activities.
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  5. Duties and Responsibilities of Affiliate Representatives:

     

    1. Acts as official USAIN contact to the outside organization.

     

    2. Ensures the timely exchange of information between organizations.

     

    3. Serves as ex officio member on outside organization's governing body if appropriate.

     

    4. Provides reciprocal access to listserv and/or homepages.

     

    5. Develops reciprocal conference and other programming as appropriate.

     

    6. Announces meetings and other activities of mutual interest to members of both organizations.

     

    7. Submits proposals to the Council regarding special services such as reduced conference fees for the outside organization's members.

     

    8. Assists in fund raising activities particularly related to sponsoring attendance at each organization's conference and in joint proposals.
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  7. Duties and Responsibilities of Liaison Officers:

     

    1. Provides two-way communication and information dissemination between the Network and the outside organization.

     

    2. Ensures the timely exchange of information between organizations.