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Library Committee

Annual Report

Committee Members and end of tenure year:
Molly Engle '06, Chair
Gary Beach '06,
Linda Ashkenas '06
Melodie Putnam '06
Evan Gottlieb '07
Deborah Rubel '07
Michael Witbeck '07
Joe Kerkvliet '08
Pat Wheeler '08
Moira Dempsey served as liaison to the Executive Committee
The committee was unable to recruit student members even with much encouragement.

In addition to the above appointed members, the members of the Task force on Scholarly Communication were invited to join the committee as voting members. These included:
Bonnie Allen, OSU Libraries
Gary Beach, Office of Institutional Research
Michael Boock, Valley Library
Rich Carter, Chemistry
Alexis Walker, Human Development and Family Sciences
Ken Winograd, School of Education.

Also, the following Librarian members sat as Ex-Officio members: Karyl Butcher and John Pollitz.

Evan Gottlieb was on sabbatical for the Spring 06 term and did not attend. Joe Kerkvliet resigned his membership in the Spring 06 term. Alexis Walker was unable to attend due to other commitments. Deborah Rubel was out on maternity leave. Ken Winograd was on a year long sabbatical.

The committee met monthly from October through June. The focus of the committee's work this year was to integrate the Task Force on Scholarly Communication with the Faculty Senate Library Committee. That was accomplished by inviting the Task Force members to attend meetings and become members of the committee.

Accomplishments for the 2005 - 2006 academic year.

  1. Merge the Task Force for Scholarly Communications with the Faculty Senate Library Committee.
  2. Revise Standing Rules to reflect the Committee's broadened scope of work.
  3. Develop and publish in OSU This Week a four article series on issues related to Scholarly Communication. These articles have been archived on the Library Committee Website as the Valley Library website.
  4. Develop a list of journals in which faculty publish for Horticulture, Public Health, Forestry and Wildlife, Chemistry, COAS, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Economics. Other Departments will be reviewed as they are scheduled for graduate and undergraduate academic reviews.
  5. Reviewed Library Strategic Plan and progress in accomplishing that plan.
  6. Planned an editors' meeting for fall 2006

Recommendations for 2006-2007

  1. Follow up with Pat Wheeler re: the editors' meeting.
  2. Continue to monitor and advise the Library re: the strategic planning process.
  3. Develop journal impact/cost lists for those departments undergoing academic review.
  4. Continue to provide the OSU faculty with timely information on open access and scholarly communication issues.