Provost’s Library Advisory Committee


Provost’s Library Advisory Committee

Next meeting: February 22, 2021 1:00-2:30pm


    1:00 -1:15 

    • Welcome – C. Lin, Chair 
    • Approval of meeting minutes from November 30, 2020 
    • Dean’s Updates – A. Langley  
    • Staff Updates – K. Leon 


          • Breakout Session 1 —Research Services Survey 
          • Breakout Session 2 –Library Challenges Communication brainstorming  


          • Announcements – all 

           **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 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

                Susan Payne
                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