By-Law definition: [n. a.]
Charge: Oversee internal and external communicative functions of the Society including the AMS Newsletter, AMS-L, AMS Web pages, Musicology Now (the AMS blog), and the Committee on Obituaries; consider the public image of the AMS in North American media, academia, and public life; recommend and implement, on the approval of the Board, such actions as seem appropriate to the maintenance or development of that image, and to ensure that it is consistent with the breadth of AMS scholarship and the diversity of its membership; review ties between the AMS and other scholarly societies, in view of fostering their appropriate development.
Constitution: rotation of members. Up to fifteen members. These include two Directors-at large (one newly elected member each year), three members-at-large, and two student representatives. They also include eight ex-officio members: Editor of the AMS Newsletter, Editor of Musicology Now, the Assistant Moderator of the AMS-L Moderating Team, and a representative of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as the President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Council Secretary. The chair is a Board Director-at-large.
Other Concerns: TBD
Travel reimbursement: TBD
By-Law definition: [n.a.]
Charge: Evaluate and oversee the AMS Policy on Obituaries.
Guidelines: AMS Policy on Obituaries: The following revised policy on discursive obituaries in the AMS Newsletter was approved by the Board of Directors in 2002:
Constitution: rotation of members. Three members, as per (iv) above. The member “at large” rotates every three years.
Timetable: The committee reviews suggestions as they come in and responds as quickly as convenient, usually coming to conclusion within a week or so. The Newsletter editor is responsible for getting the obituary into the issue.
Other Concerns: TBD
Travel reimbursement: [n.a.]
Note: This committee was established by the Board and was originally chaired by a Board member, but is not technically a Board Committee because its chair is not required to be a Board member. Thus, while the Board may wish to work closely with this committee, its description is found at Handbook: II.C.3.d.