Minutes and Reports, 1956-1980, 1985-1986
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Brief Description: Agenda, minutes and reports of the Program Evaluation and Budget Committee (PEBCO), established June 21, 1956 to evaluate ALA programs and advise the Executive Board on budget matters, includes recommended budgets (1970-80, 1985-86) and approved budgets (1970-1974). Note: the Committee was succeeded by the Committee on Program Evaluation and Support (COPES).
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Record Series Number: 77/2/1
Created by: Program Evaluation and Support Committee
Volume: 1.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974. 1/18/1981, 2/1/1992
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/7702001a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by date
Biographical Note for Program Evaluation and Support Committee :

In 1969 the ALA had a committee called the Program Evaluation and Budget Committee. At its 29 January 1969 meeting, John Sheridan pointed out that such a committee served two quite distinct functions, one budgetary, the other advisory, and suggested that the two functions be delegated to two separate committees, the second to be called the Advisory Committee on Program Evaluation and Support. At this meeting it was voted on "That the Program Evaluation and Budget Committee (PEBCO) be discontinued and the new Advisory Committee on Program Evaluation and Support be established, and that a new Budget Assembly be established....? (1).

At the annual ALA Convention, Alex Ladenson proposed an "amendment to Article IX, Section 1(b) of the Bylaws"- namely, the implementation of a "Committee on Program Evaluation ane Support (COPES) consisting of four members appointed by the President of the Associaton with the approval of the Executive Board on a staggered basis." Each member would be appointed for only one non renewable four-year term. The president of the committee would be designated annually by the President, and the Treasurer of the Association would be a voting, ex officio member of COPES (2).

The aim of the committee was to "evaluate the programs of the Association and submit a recommended budget to the Executive Board for action? (3). The motion was carried, and on 24 June 1969 COPES was established.

The committee has six members, appointed by the Council Committee on Committees (4).

Sub-Groups:

1-Budget Assembly

2-Chairperson

20-Dues Schedule, Subcommittee on

Subject Index
Budget
Program Evaluation and Budget Committee (PEBCO)
Program Evaluation and Support Committee (COPES)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]