Plans for CARA Spring Meeting 2015

CARA Spring Meeting

The results of the In Good Faith survey reported that 52% of the small religious and theological libraries and archives surveyed did not have a written disaster plan. With that in mind, we are hoping to devote the Spring 2015 CARA Meeting to the topic of Disaster Planning and Recovery. We welcome your input and ideas on this important issue. Do you have experience with planning? Have you worked with professionals or vendors who might speak to us about their expertise?

Annual Business Meeting

The CARA By Laws call for a Business Meeting in Spring, and for the election of 5 Steering Committee members in odd-numbered years. Those are upon us now. The currently serving Steering Committee members are:

Audra Adomenas
Jerice Barrios 
Patricia Carroll

Won’t you consider nominating yourself or someone you know for a 2-year term of shaping the activities of our small but vibrant group? Here’s how:

1. Send an email with your nomination (for yourself or someone else) to Patricia Carroll at

2. Include in your email: complete name, affiliation and contact information as well as a brief statement of how this person will benefit CARA

3. Please refer to the By Laws (see link above) for Steering Committee qualifications and responsibilities

4. The deadline for nominations is March 18, 2015

We will hold electronic elections March 31, 2015 and announce the results at our Spring Meeting in April or May. We are experimenting with an electronic ballot, as we believe it is the easiest and most convenient option. However, if you would like a paper ballot, we will be happy to provide one.

Hoping to hear from you and looking forward to seeing you at the Spring meeting,

Jerice Barrios and Patricia Carroll for the CARA Steering Committee