Chair: Sheyda Jahanbani, History College, Humanities (2021)
Faculty: Marie-Alice L’Heureux Architecture (2020)
Faculty: Tailan Chi Business (2020)
Faculty: Dorothy Hines Education (2021)
Faculty: Russell Ostermann Chemical & Petroleum Engr, (2019)
Faculty: Yvonne Chen Journalism (2021)
Faculty: Ketty Wong-Cruz Music (2020)
Faculty: Jennifer Dill Pharmacy (2019)
Faculty: Crystal Coles Social Welfare (2019)
Faculty: Lisa Timmons, Molecular Biosciences College, Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2019)
Faculty: Michael Wuthrich, Political Science College, International Affairs (2021)
Faculty: Germain Halegoua, Film and Media College, School of the Arts (2021)
Faculty: Muhammad Raza, Child Language Prof. College, Social and Behavioral Sciences (2021)
Staff: Jonathan Perkins, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (2020)
Staff: Karl Janssen, University Press (2019)
Voting, Student: Stuart Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting, Student: Jacob Hammil, email@example.com
Voting, Student: David Trevino, firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting, Graduate Student: Eliza Kassebaum, email@example.com
Ex-Officio-Non Voting Members:
Kevin L. Smith, Dean of Libraries
Pam Crawford, Law Librarian, Law Library
Mary Ann Baker, Univ. Support Staff library staff
Jocelyn Wehr, Unclassified Library Staff
Lars Leon, Library Faculty
FY2019 LIBRARIES COMMITTEE
Approved by SenEx: May 21, 2018
Approved by University Senate: September 6, 2018
For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx Chair Ruben Flores.
- Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) as they are approved. The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
- If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, SenEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 26, 2019 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
- Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at email@example.com, and submit the final report by April 15, 2019.
FY2019 Standing charges:
- Monitor and support the Libraries’ long-range planning and allocation of resources—staff, physical space, equipment, collections, digitally-based information, etc.—in light of the needs of different academic disciplines and the budget situation. Assist in communicating about planning resource allocations to support teaching (including both undergraduate and graduate) and research. Report issues and recommendations for action to SenEx. (ongoing)
- Assess and assist with the effectiveness of communication between the Libraries and students, faculty, and staff, about topics including but not limited to library-based instruction in classes and academic programs in support of university-wide learner outcomes. Report issues and recommendations for action to SenEx. (ongoing)
- Obtain a report from the Open Access advisory board concerning activities, and long-range planning for Open Access at KU.
- FY2020 Committee. According to the Open Access Policy for University of Kansas Scholars, that policy should be reviewed every three years. The policy was last revised and updated in FY2017.
In addition to a general report on the level of acceptance of this policy and issues encountered in getting it established, the review should address the following:
- How well it has been accepted by publishers, which publishers do not support the policy, and whether this has contributed to researchers being unable to put their work in the repositoy
- The percentage of the faculty who are participating
- Whether there are particular disciplines or research areas that are “underrepresented” in the repository.
FY2019 Specific Charge:
- Review the following:
A. Is the name and description of your committee concurrent with its responsibilities
B. Are there adjustments that should be made to the committee responsibilities?
C. Is the size and composition of your committee appropriate?
D. Are there overlaps or gaps between your committee’s responsibilities and those of other committees?