Chair: Dorothy Hines Education (2021)
Faculty: Marie-Alice L’Heureux Architecture (2020)
Faculty: Wei Chen Business (2020)
Faculty: Sheyda Jahanbani Humanities (2021)
Faculty: Remy Lequense Civil/Env/Arch Engineering (2022)
Faculty: Yvonne Chen Journalism (2021)
Faculty: Ketty Wong-Cruz Music (2020)
Faculty Cambrey Nguyen Pharmacy (2022)
Faculty: Nancy Jo Kepple Social Welfare (2022)
Faculty: Albert Sheu College, Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2022)
Faculty: Michael Wuthrich Political Science. College, International Affairs (2021)
Faculty: Germain Halegoua Film and Media studies, College, School of the Arts (2021)
Faculty: Muhammad Raza Child Language, College, Social and Behavioral Sciences (2021)
Staff: Jonathan Perkins, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (2020)
Staff: Haines Eason Libraries (2022)
Voting, Student: Nathan Fulton
Voting, Student: Andrew Moore
Voting, Student: Julia Stopperan
Voting, Graduate Student: Brittney Oleniacz
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
Chris Bohling, Unclassified Library Staff
Betsaida Reyes, Library Faculty
Approved by SenEx: May 28, 2019
Approved by University Senate: September 12, 2019
For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx Chair Suzanne Valdez.
- Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (email@example.com) 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 24, 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and submit the final report by April 17, 2020.
FY2020 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 Specific Charge:
- According to the Open Access Policy for University of Kansas Scholars, the policy should be reviewed every three years. The policy was last reviewed and updated in FY2017. http://policy.ku.edu/governance/open-access-policy
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
a. 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 repository;
b. The percentage of the faculty who are participating;
c. Whether there are particular disciplines or research areas that are “underrepresented” in the repository.
- Improve communication between the Libraries Committee and the Libraries, request members be added to the Libraries listserv.
- Request a list of journals that are being cancelled. Review and provide comments regarding the list. (as noted in attached memo)
- Review current Library Consortiums and the possibilities of establishing a Library Consortium within the KBOR Universities.
- Review possible current digital access to various local, regional and national newspapers.