Library Committee

Library Committee 2020-2021

Mission:  The Library Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to the university library, including information technology as it pertains to the mission of the university library.

Corresponding Administrators:  1) Chief Information Officer and 2) Dean of the University Library

Members 2020-2021
CHAIR: 
John Hasseldine, Accounting and Finance PAUL
Laurie Chapman-Bosco (Fall Proxy, Tom Davis) Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Systems COLSA
Phillip Deen, UNH Manchester
Betsy Coleman (as proxy for Wheeler Ruml), Computer Science CEPS
Donna Schefer (as proxy for Don Robin), Communication Sciences & Disorders, HHS 
Susan Siggelakis, Political Science  COLA 
Will Smiley, Classics, Humanities, and Italian COLA
Daniel Beller-McKenna, Music COLA 

 

2020-2021 Charges 

COVID-related charges: 

Monitor and report on access to library materials for the university community under yellow, orange, and red COVID conditions

Other Charges: 

1) In consultation with the library faculty and dean, determine the current system whereby the library sets its spending priorities both within a given academic year, and over the medium term. Are there opportunities for input from faculty and students in these processes?

2) In consultation with the library faculty and dean, develop a graphic representation and associated numerical data showing the current spending priorities of the Durham library system, Manchester Library, and Law Library on services in support of the university’s academic mission. Consider items related to the acquisition of new printed materials, maintenance of current printed materials, acquisition of new electronic materials, maintenance of current electronic materials, and providing instruction to the university community. Consider also presenting information about the balance of costs associated with library faculty, staff, and student workers, as well as the operating costs of the library.

Rationale: There are concerns that the Huron data associated with the library costs do not provide accurate information and reasonable comparisons.

3) Monitor the implementation of the Huron report recommendations

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Library Committee 2019-2020

Mission:  The Library Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to the university library, including information technology as it pertains to the mission of the university library.

Members 2019-2020
CHAIR: 
John Hasseldine
Phillip Deen, UNH Manchester
Marc Herold, Economics  PAUL
Jeffrey Halpern, Chemical Engineering  CEPS
Don Robin (Fall proxy Donna Schefer), Communication Sciences & Disorders  HHS
Mike Merenda,  Management  PAUL
Joseph Terry, Communication COLA

Corresponding Administrators:  1) Chief Information Officer and 2) Dean of the University Library

 

Charges 2019-2020

1. Collaborate with the Dean in monitoring the condition and state of the library collections including data resources. Within this general charge are identified the following high priorities: a) escalated attention to the sustainable collections budget model and other budget impacts; b) fostering interest in open access alternatives on campus. In consultation with the Dean, ensure that the library faculty, staff, and collections are appropriately and adequately funded.

2. Examine and make recommendations on how to strengthen the liaison program, if appropriate. Make sure our lines of communication with the designated library liaisons in each department of the college are in place and functioning properly to make liaisons aware of the upcoming changes affecting the infrastructure, the current collections and the accessing of digital resources in the future.

3. Work with Dean Tara Fulton to identify library initiatives that have an impact on the academic mission. Some suggested items: Collection space planning, ideas for Dimond Library space revitalization, data management services, digital scholarship support, and the questions of how the library plays a role in NEASC student learning outcomes assessment.

4.  Work to establish a policy for deciding which electronic journals will be made available for faculty members and students to access through the library, along with a list of suggestions for alternative means of access to journals that the library is unable to provide for budgetary reasons.

5. Work with the Dean to review the Library’s Draft Strategic Plan and provide input on communication and consultation relating to the Strategic Plan.

 

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Charges for Academic Year 2018-19

1. Collaborate with the Dean in monitoring the condition and state of the library collections including data resources. Within this general charge are identified the following high priorities: a) escalated attention to the sustainable collections budget model and other budget impacts; b) fostering interest in open access alternatives on campus; c) preparing the campus for a new Library Services Platform.

2. Examine and make recommendations how to strengthen the liaison program, if appropriate. Make sure our lines of communication with the designated library liaisons in each department of the college are in place and functioning properly to make liaisons aware of the upcoming changes affecting the infrastructure, the current collections and the accessing of digital resources in the future.

3. Work with the VP for Finance and Administration to create and implement a firm plan for appropriate climate control systems for the collections storage facility.

4. In consultation with the Dean, ensure that the library faculty, staff, and collections are appropriately and adequately funded.

5. Work with Dean Tara Fulton to identify library initiatives that have impact on the academic mission. Some suggested items: Collection space planning, ideas for Dimond Library space revitalization, data management services, digital scholarship support, and the questions how the library plays a role in NEASC student learning outcomes assessment.

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Library Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Library Committee Membership 2018-2019

  • Daniel Chavez, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, COLA, chair
  • Sachiko Akiyama, Art & Art History, COLA
  • Christopher Bauer, Chemistry, CEPS 
  • John Berst, Theatre & Dance, COLA
  • Bob Eshbch, Music, COLA
  • Mike Merenda, Management, PCBE
  • Donna Schefer, Communication Science Disorders, CHHS
  • Rosemary Taylor, Nursing, CHHS
  • Sterling Tomellini, Chemistry, CEPS