Quarterly Update

Carol Schuetz, editor



CODES Updates from Annual

RUSA-CODES was busy at ALA Annual! The CODES Board met during the CODES All
Committee Meeting on Saturday. Members of the current and incoming boards discussed status
of committee appointments and our work for the coming year. Members of the Sophie Brody
Medal also met during this time to work on reviewing and updating the committee’s manual.
Recommended changes will be presented to the CODES Board in the fall. Many members of
the CODES Board and CODES committee chairs attended the RUSA Leadership Training,
either in-person at Annual or virtually after Annual.

The CODES 2018-19 Board is:

  • Emily Hamstra, Chair (emilyhamstra@gmail.com)
  • Pat Gregory, Vice-Chair/ Chair-Elect
  • Patrick Wall, Past-Chair
  • Edward Kownslar, Secretary
  • Victoria Caplinger, Member-at-Large
  • Lucy Lockley, Member-at-Large
  • Cathleen Merenda, Member-at-Large
  • Magan Szwarek, Member-at-Large

CODES Committee Updates

All CODES committees are currently full. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve.
Appointments for the book and media award committees will begin in the late fall. To volunteer,
fill out the RUSA volunteer form
http://www.ala.org/cfapps/committee/volunteerform/volunteerform.cfm and contact the current
chair to express your interest in serving. Volunteers must be a member of CODES to serve on a
CODES committee.

CODES has a new committee! The CODES Core Lists Committee, chaired by Neal Wyatt, will
annually compile lists of core titles for public library collections. This year, the committee will be
compiling a list of essential cookbooks. A special thank you to Jessica Hughes for guiding the
CODES Board through the process of establishing this committee.

If you have any questions about CODES and its committees, please contact CODES Chari,
Emily Hamstra, at emilyhamstra@gmail.com.