Committees of the Main Library System (Charges)
Davis Library Displays
Electronic Access Coordinating
- Produce and mount exhibits at the request of the Library Administration;
- Serve as liaisons and consultants to groups or individuals not affiliated with the Library who wish to produce exhibits, and to Library staff members who wish to mount a display independently;
- Partner with Library staff members who wish to produce a display;
- Undertake other activities as necessary to ensure the production of attractive, high-quality displays in the Davis Library display cases.
(August 15, 1994)
Electronic Resources Selection
- Writing and revising as necessary a library-wide electronic access/collection development policy;
- Allocating funding to the Electronic Resources Selection Committee;
- Reviewing and selecting databases to be accessible throughout the Academic Affairs Library;
- Reviewing options relating to joint licensing ventures with the other separately administered libraries on this campus and with TRLN, ULAC, and other networks;
- Directing the Electronic Resources Selection Committee to identify, investigate, and/or test specific databases; and
- Soliciting input from the Electronic Resources Selection Committee and other library staff regarding database access.
Members of the Coordinating Committee will also serve on relevant TRLN, ULAC, and other network committees.
(August 15, 1994)
Employee Awards and Recognition
- Submitting funding requests annually to the Electronic Access Coordinating Committee;
- Soliciting requests from Academic Affairs Library departments and departmental libraries for the purchase of specific CD-ROMs and/or diskettes with more purely "local" applications;
- Selecting and ordering CD-ROMs and diskettes, notifying the Coordinating Committee and library staff regarding titles selected each year;
- At the direction of the Coordinating Committee, conducting research/testing specific databases being considered for library-wide access and reporting findings and recommendations to that committee; and
- Communicating concerns/ideas to the Coordinating Committee as necessary.
Friends of the Library
- The Committee will be responsible for receptions for retiring staff members, and will organize an annual event to recognize staff who have reached longevity benchmarks during the year. The Committee will also organize an annual staff appreciation barbecue each spring.
Health and Safety
- Aid the Friends of the Library Executive Secretary in programmatic and outreach efforts;
- Assume responsibility for some of the other development projects of the Library.
Librarian Appointment and Promotion
- The Committee will serve both to bring problems of health and safety to the attention of the Library Administration and to help in finding solutions to those problems. The members of the Committee, with appropriate training, may assume operational roles such as conducting employee self-inspections of work areas. The Committee will be expected to stay in close touch with staff and convey staff concerns that have not been adequately addressed through usual channels to the Administration. The Committee will also play an important role in keeping the staff informed about health and safety issues.
(October 14, 1992)
Librarian Salary Policy
- In order to provide for a broad-based evaluation for appointment and promotion within the Library, there shall be two Appointment and Promotion Committees: (A) Associate Librarian Appointment and Promotion Committee; and, (B) Librarian Appointment and Promotion Committee. These committees will advise the University Librarian relative to appointments, reappointments, promotions, and decisions not to reappoint based on evaluations by the immediate supervisor, department head, and division chair and the curriculum vitae prepared by each staff member being reviewed.
Library Web Committee
- Librarians biennially elect a committee of four who shall ensure that the written salary policy is on file and available for convenient review by Librarians. The committee will consist of four Librarians, each representing a rank in the Librarians' promotion and ranking system. The committee shall elect its own chair.
- The Director will meet with the committee at least annually to determine whether changes are needed in the written policy, which guide recommendations for Librarians' salary and salary increases. The Director will also consult with the committee from time to time to determine whether changes in the Library policy are needed to ensure that it remains consistent with general faculty salary principles in the University as a whole.
- The Library Web Committee is a standing committee to oversee the continuing development and evolution of the home pages and guidelines, and serves as a library web editorial board responsible for the development and maintenance of the campus library, main library (Academic Affairs Library) and Davis Library home pages, determining what links exist among them, formulating and interpreting web policies and procedures and reviewing Academic Affairs Library web sites, communicating with other campus libraries and organizations about them, and making recommendations to library administration on equipment necessary for the web site.
- The Committee also conducts or arranges training and support for library staff involved in creating, revising, or editing home pages. It reviews all AAL campus library pages linked to the web site for conformance with the design principles and requirements contained in the AAL's "Web Publishing Content and Style Guidelines," and works with the page manager and, if necessary, the appropriate Associate University Librarian, to ensure that the necessary revisions are made.
- Although they are not official members of the Library Web Committee, representatives from the Law and Health Sciences Libraries (named by the directors of those libraries) are invited to attend committee meetings as ex officio members. The Committee will be in communication with those libraries and, as appropriate, with other independent campus libraries about web-related matters of common interest, such as the description of libraries on the "About the Campus Libraries" page. In addition, one or more members of the Committee should also attend the campus Web Walkers group to keep other campus organizations and departments apprised of library web page developments and, in turn, to keep up with theirs.
- The Committee reports to the Associate Provost for University Libraries through the Associate University Librarian for Public Services.
(June 11, 2001)
- Work with Library staff to identify newsworthy services, collections, and activities;
- Provide support and guidance to Library staff and units who wish to engage in promotional activities directed toward internal or external audiences;
- Serve as the editorial board and production staff for selected Library-wide publications.
(October 14, 1992)
- The Ranking Procedures Committee, appointed by the University Librarian, will serve as an advisory committee to the University Librarian on procedural matters regarding the ranking structure and is responsible for revision and maintenance of the ranking document.
- Raise the profile of the SPA staff in the day to day operation of the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
- Serve as a forum for SPA staff in order to tap the practical knowledge and philosophical experience present in the SPA community;
- Encourage the potential of all SPA employees to become interactive citizens of the Library and University environment by seeking out issues, interests, ideas, and participation of the SPA;
- Develop proactive, progressive recommendations and advocate these to the Library administration and the represented employees;
- Provide a regular, open forum to facilitate communications among all levels of SPA employees and the Library administration concerning general employment interests and concerns, Library operation problems, and Library plans and or prospects;
- Foster an open, positive environment throughout the Library community;
- Support the achievement of the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service by maintaining the integrity of the Library's collections, services, and staff;
- The forum is not intended as a vehicle to deal with individual grievances or complaints, nor as a means to circumvent regular administrative channels.
(Rev. Sept. 1998)
The charge of the Committee is to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the Staff Development program. The Personnel Librarian will advise and assist the Committee to:
- Identify staff development needs through formal and/or informal periodic needs assessments;
- Advise and assist with funding priorities;
- Develop and plan presentations;
- Conduct select presentations when appropriate;
- Evaluate individual presentations and the program as a whole;
- Serve as a clearinghouse for feedback and suggestions from the Library staff;
- Submit an annual report and a preliminary schedule of the coming year's activities to the University Librarian and the Associate University Librarians for review and comment.