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Library Committees

Assessment Committee

Membership/Term

  • Susan Silver, Chair – 2 years (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Maryellen Allen – 2 years (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • LeEtta Schmidt – 2 years (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Laura Pascual – 3 years (2015/16 – 2017/18)
  • Melanie Griffin – 3 years (2015/16 – 2017/18)
  • Audrey Powers – 2 years (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Matt Torrence – 3 years (2015/16 – 2017/18
  • Administrative Liaison – Todd Chavez

Charge:

The Library Assessment Committee is charged with leading and promoting assessment activities within the USF Libraries.  To strengthen the Tampa Library’s culture of assessment, the committee will:

  • provide support and oversight, as needed, for assessment efforts conducted by library staff;
  • share expertise concerning assessment methods and goals;
  • evaluate and recommend library assessment best practices and policies;
  • promote participation in assessment activities throughout the library;
  • maintain a repository of assessment data and reports;
  • create and manage a cycle or calendar for all library assessments;
  • create and manage an inventory of past, present, and future assessment activities;
  • provide an assessment “context” for newly created positions and initiatives;
  • communicate relevant and appropriate assessment information throughout the Tampa Library; and
  • recommend actions to provide improvement, based on assessment data/findings.

Other Information:

  • Eligibility: faculty
  • Appointments: staggered two and three appointments based on the fiscal year calendar (July 1 – June 30)
  • Chair serves two year terms
  • Committee shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Dean
  • Service is reflected in AFD/FAR assignments and evaluations

Events Committee

Membership/Term

  • Ginny Gates-Fowler – 2 years January 2016 – December 2017
  • Britt Self – 2 years January 2016 – December 2017
  • Dominique Bortmas – 2 years January 2016 – December 2017
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  • Administrative Liaison:  Tom Cetwinski

Charge:  The Events Committee are charged with planning, communicating, initiating and executing the following annual library-wide events:

  • Length of Service
  • Spring/Summer Event
  • Holiday Celebration

Duties of this committee will include:

  • Responsible for planning and implementing designated events
  • Submitting a budget in advance for each event and abiding by all library, university, and foundation rules and procedures
  • Communicate and gather input from peers regarding options, opinions, and recommendations.
  • Promote employee participation
  • Create and manage a timeline or calendar of responsibilities

Other Information:

  • Eligibility:  Volunteers – all library employees
  • Appointments:  3 two year; 3 one year appointments
  • Sponsor will call meetings as needed
  • Committee shall consist of up to six (6) library employees
  • Service is reflected in assignments and evaluations

Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee

Membership/Terms

  • Nora Wood – 2 year term (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Matt Torrence – 2 year term (2016/17 – 2017/18)
  • Audrey Powers – 2 year term (2016/17 – 2017/18)
  • Jonathan Rodriguez-Perez – 2 year term (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Britt Self – 2 year term (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  • Ginny Gates-Fowler – 1 year term (2015/16)
  • Beverly Marks – permanent appointment
  • Administrative Liaison – Tom Cetwinski

Charge:  The Faculty Staff Campaign Committee is charged with leading and promoting activities for the 2015/16 Faculty/Staff Campaign within the USF Libraries.  To strengthen the committee, duties will include:

  • Lead a successful campaign!
  • Plan and launch library events, marketing ideas, and other means to invoke participation in the campaign by library employees;
  • Promote participation in activities throughout the library;
  • Create, manage and communicate a cycle or calendar of deadlines or events or appropriate information as needed.
  • Participate in university-wide campaign efforts or events

Other Information:

  • Eligibility:  Volunteer
  • Appointments are based on the fiscal year or campaign dates and are approved by the Library Management Team
  • Committee shall include library faculty and staff members
  • Service is reflected in AFD/FAR assignments and evaluations

Library Web Presence Committee

Membership/Term

  • Xiying Mi – 2 year (2017-2018)
  • John Abresch – 2 years (2017-2018)
  • Matt Torrence – 2 years (2017-2018)
  • Maryellen Allen, Chair – Two years (2016-2017)
  • Melanie Griffin – Two years (2016-2017)
  • Jonathan Rodriguez-Perez – Two years (2016-2017)
  • Richard Bernardy – 2 years (2017-2018)
  • Britt Self – Two years (2016-2017)
  • Administrative Liaison – Nancy Cunningham

Charge:

The Committee recommends policies and strategies to ensure that the Library’s web presence aligns with and fully supports the Library’s mission, vision, and goals. Consistent with institutional and professional standards and best practices for Web assets/services, the Committee supplies content to meet the information needs of faculty, students, and librarians. Web assets supporting entities outside of the organizational authority of the USF Libraries are outside of the scope of the Committee’s work.

In close collaboration with the Web Content Administrator (WCA), the AD for Communications & Marketing, and content experts throughout the organization, the Committee is responsible for the following:

  • creating, maintaining, and assessing an effective and engaging library web presence;
  • maintaining a comprehensive inventory of library web assets/services;
  • maintaining a calendar for web enhancements and development;
  • compliance with institutional, national, and international web accessibility guidelines;
  • compliance with institutional branding guidelines/policies; and
  • implementing a robust stakeholder communication strategy that keeps all interested parties informed about the work of the Committee.

The WCA will closely collaborate with relevant IT professionals and is solely responsible for content/design execution. The AD for Communications & Marketing will closely collaborate with UCM professionals and other parties to ensure that the Library’s web presence complies with University branding and design requirements. The Chair organizes and oversees all committee content development and assessment activities.

Other Information:

  • Eligibility: Prospective members are nominated (self-nominations are encouraged), vetted by the management team, and approved by the dean.
  • The Committee shall consist of Faculty (5), Administration (2), and Staff (1) employees; the Chair is selected by the management team and serves a two-year appointment.
  • Service is reflected in AFD/FAR assignments and evaluations

ILS Planning Committee

Membership/Term- term is until task is complete

  • LeEtta Schmidt, Lead
  • Scott Ryan
  • Brian Falato
  • Dominique Bortmas
  • Melanie Griffin
  • Bonita Pollock
  • Administrative Liaison – Todd Chavez

Charge:  This committee is charged with the process necessary for participating in the state-wide planning for the new ILS.

  • Respond to questions from FLVC staff relating to USF Libraries’ ILS needs;
  • Research, gather or collect data as needed;
  • Share expertise concerning goals of the committee with sponsor;
  • Promote participation in planning activities throughout the library;
  • Create and manage a cycle or calendar; meet deadlines imposed by FLVC;
  • Communicate relevant and appropriate information throughout the Tampa, Health and FMHI libraries;
  • Collaborate with regional campus libraries ILS contacts.

Other Information:

  • Eligibility:  Appointed by Dean and/or Management Team
  • Appointments are based on the time allocated by FLVC or to the end of the implementation process
  • Committee shall consist six (6) employees with appropriate job-related expertise or assignment;
  • Service is reflected in AFD/FAR assignments and evaluations

In-Service/Professional Development Day Committee

Membership/Term

  • Jason Boczar, co-chair – Two year appointment (2016-2017)
  • Nora Wood – Two year appointment (2016-2017)
  • Chelsea Johnston – Two year appointment (2016-2017)
  • Micah Jenkins – Two year appointment (2016-2017)
  • Britt Self – Two year appointment (2016-2017)
  • Susie Ariew co-chair – One year appointment (2016)
  • Kayt Ahnberg – One year appointment (2016)
  • Xiying Mi – One year appointment (2016)
  • Patrick Crookston – One year appointment (2016)
  • Administrative Liaison – Nancy Cunningham

Charge:  The In-Service/Professional Development Day is to provide professional training and staff development for library staff and faculty.  A day devoted to in-service activities would also address the need for enhanced communication, cooperation and collaboration across various units of the library.  The various activities will promote teamwork and improved morale.

Duties of this committee will include:

  • Responsible for planning and implementing activities, venue and refreshments for a minimum of one event per year
  • Conduct a needs assessment survey to determine employee preferences for topics of interest and activities
  • Submitting a budget in advance and abiding by all library, university and foundation rules and procedures
  • Communicate and gather input from peers regarding options, opinions and recommendations
  • Promote employee participation
  • Create and manage a timeline or calendar of responsibilities
  • Conduct a follow up assessment survey to determine effectiveness or success afterwards

Other Information:

  • Eligibility:  Volunteers – all library employees
  • Suggested time for event to be held:  May, between Spring & Summer semesters
  • Appointments:  2 – Two year Faculty appointment – 2016-2017; 1 – Two year Administration appointment – 2016-2017; 2 – Two year Staff appointment – 2016-2017l 3 – One year Faculty appointment – 2016; 1- One year Staff appointment – 2016
  • Sponsor will call meetings as needed
  • Committee shall consist of up to ten (10) library employees
  • Service is reflected in assignments and evaluations

Digital Initiatives Advisory Group/Committee

Members:

  • Barbara Lewis
  • Lori Collins
  • Travis Doering
  • Brittany Self
  • Jane Duncan
  • Richard Bernardy
  • Xiying Mi
  • Jason Boczar
  • Melanie Griffin
  • Administrative Liaison – Carol Ann Borchert

CHARGE:

The Digital Initiatives Advisory Group makes recommendations concerning policy, prioritization, and resource allocation recommendations for digital initiatives to the USF Libraries’ Management Team. The Group provides advice regarding digital initiatives, recommends best practices, ensures consistency in implementation, and identifies opportunities to advance the library’s strategic vision via high-value digital collections and services.

  • recommends development of new digital content, services, tools, and platforms;
  • stimulates new ideas leading to digital initiatives;
  • assists project managers with planning and implementation;
  • identifies external funding opportunities and coordinates library proposals to fund digital content, services, and tools;
  • collaborates with internal and external partners on joint projects;
  • maintains awareness of ongoing digital initiatives in the library;
  • shares information regarding equipment, software, methods, projects, etc. with the USF Libraries’ faculty and staff;
  • recommends strategies to integrate digital content, services, and tools into current and future library programs; and
  • assesses the impact of current and proposed digital initiatives and makes resource allocation recommendations to the Management Team.
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