Provost’s Library Advisory Committee


Provost’s Library Advisory Committee

Agenda for April 23, 2019 

  • Welcome/ Approval of meeting minutes from March 29, 2019
  • Announcements – all
  • Dean’s Updates – A. Langley
  • Associate Dean’s Updates—L. Slingluff & M. Bennett
    • Summer Construction
    • Strategic Framework Committee

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Review of Elsevier statement
  • Review draft annual report
  • Review of PLAC’s charge
  • Discuss PLAC topics for next academic year

**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 2018-2019


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

R. Thane Papke
Molecular and Cell Biology

Sylvia Schafer
Department of History

Joan Smyth
Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

School of Social Work

Mary Truxaw
Department of Curriculum and Instruction



 Dylan Nenadal
 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