Provost’s Library Advisory Committee


Provost’s Library Advisory Committee

Next meeting: November 30, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm


    1:00 -1:15pm

    • Welcome – C. Lin, Chair
    • Approval of meeting minutes from October 27, 2020
    • Dean’s Updates – A. Langley
      • Future of Journals Committee

    1:15 – 1:30pm

    • Library Strategic Framework overview— L. Slingluff

    1:30 – 1:50pm

    Breakout sessions— “How do you see the library framework supporting the work you as a researcher or teacher do, or the work of your students?”

    1:50 – 2:15

    • Breakout groups report back–5 minutes per group


    • Announcements – all


      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 2020-2021


      Carolyn Lin- Chair
      Department of Communication

      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

      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

      Olga Vinogradova 
      Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences



       Undergraduate Student Government

       Thomas Briggs
       Graduate Student Government


      Ex Officio Members:

      Anne Langley, Dean UConn Library

      Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director, Law Library

      Haleh Ghaemolsabahi, Director, Campus Technology Services

      Sara Harrington, AUL for Academic Engagement

      Khara Leon, Director for Organizational Effectiveness

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

      Roxanne Peck, AUL for Collections & Discovery

      Lauren Slingluff, Associate Dean for Library Administration