The newly formed Information Technology Committee met October 18–19, 1996, to review its charge and examine AGU's current systems, network, systems strategy, and Information Services staffing.

There are currently three positions open in the Information Services group that are proving hard to fill on a permanent basis. The committee recommended that staff develop a relationship with local universities and intensively canvass the membership for people who have acquired computer skills during their geoscience training and who might consider attractive 1–3 years of information services experience at AGU.