Provost’s Library Advisory Committee


Provost’s Library Advisory Committee

Next meeting: February 28, 2020 

    Agenda: not yet finalized

    12:00 pm – 1:00pm

    • Introductions/ Approval of meeting minutes from November 22, 2019
    • Announcements – all
    • Dean’s Updates – A. Langley
    • Hiring
    • Budget

    1:00pm – 2:00pm


    **Times are approximate**



    The Provost’s Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) provides advice to the Provost and Dean of UConn Library. The advice regards matters of library policy that the PLAC Chair, Dean of UConn Library, or the Provost elect to bring to the Committee. Appropriate issues for  PLAC include all forms of scholarly information acquisition by the University and all forms of information delivery to its faculty and students. Appointed by the Provost’s Office, membership includes representation from each of the schools and colleges, from disciplines within CLAS, and from at least one of the Regional Campuses. Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Senate are also invited to appoint a representative to the Committee. Appointments are for a two year term and members may be reappointed at the end of a term.

    Members 2019-2020


    Olga Vinogradova–Chair 
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Pamela Bedore
    Department of English

    Maureen Croteau
    Journalism Department

    Peter Kaminsky
    Music Department

    Ruth Lucas
    School of Nursing

    Amy Dunbar
    Accounting Department

    Shinae Jang
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Iddo Ben-Ari
    Department of Mathematics

    Carolyn Lin
    Department of Communication

    Thomas Meyer
    Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

    Edward Neth
    Department of Chemistry

    Nathanael Okpych
    School of Social Work

    R. Thane Papke
    Molecular and Cell Biology

    Sylvia Schafer
    Department of History

    Mary Truxaw
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction



     Undergraduate Student Government

     Thomas Briggs
     Graduate Student Government


    Ex Officio Members:

    Anne Langley, Dean UConn Library

    Greg Colati, Assistant University Librarian for University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

    Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director, Law Library

    Haleh Ghaemolsabahi, Director, Campus Technology Services

    Sara Harrington, AUL for Academic Engagement

    Michael Mundrane, VP & Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Services

    Lauren Slingluff, Associate Dean for Library Administration

    Janice Swiatek, Director, Health Library