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Orbis Cascade Alliance

Council Member Handbook

  1. Introduction
  2. History of the Alliance 
  3. 
Introduction to the Alliance 
  4. 
Membership 

  5. Alliance Structure -- Staff, Board/Council, Teams/Groups 
    • Alliance Staff
    • Board

    • Teams / Groups 
  6. General communication methods 

  7. Alliance Programs 

  8. Serving on Council 
  9. 
Council Member Position Description 

  10. Council Meetings 

  11. What to do first 


Introduction

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a member-driven consortium. The leaders of all member libraries take an active role in the governance of the organization by serving on the Alliance Council, which is the decision-making body for the consortium and determines its strategic priorities.

This handbook provides an overview of the structure and functions of the Alliance; of the responsibilities of member institutions and their Council representatives; and of the operational culture of the consortium. In addition to this handbook, core documents that each Council member should review include:

  1. Bylaws of Orbis Cascade Alliance (governance)
  2. Orbis Cascade Alliance Memorandum of Understanding (member responsibilities)
  3. Orbis Cascade Alliance Financial Framework (fee and financial assumptions)