Committees and Task Forces

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)'s standing Committees bear responsibility for producing the organization's deliverables and providing oversight for its operations. Any staff member from an LPC Member institution may serve on a Committee. The LPC issues an annual call for volunteers to fill vacancies. The LPC Board appoints Committee Members and oversees their work. 

Directory Committee

The directory committee is charged with maintaining the Library Publishing Directory, ensuring that both the print and online versions of the Directory are useful to the membership, and communicating with the membership to ensure currency, accuracy and value of the information contained in the Directory. The goal of the directory is to document the current range of library publishing activities (including costs, staffing, and how libraries are financing these ventures); refine justification and positioning for library-based publishing activities; align library activities in this area with university needs and goals; and help additional libraries to envision and develop publishing services programs.

Current Members
July 2016 - June 2018    Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University (2016-17 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Liz Hamilton, Northwestern University
July 2015 - June 2017    Char Simser, Kansas State University
July 2015 - June 2017    Terry Owen, University of Maryland

Board Liaison
Korey Jackson, Oregon State University

Program Committee 

The Program Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing the program at the Library Publishing Forum. The Committee guides decisions about and assists with the planning of the Forum.

Current Members
July 2016 - June 2018    Jeff Rubin, Tulane University (2016-17 chair)
July 2015 - June 2017    William Kane, Wake Forest University
July 2015 - June 2017    David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
July 2015 - June 2017    Scott Walter, DePaul University
July 2016 - June 2018    Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University
July 2016 - June 2018    Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan

Board Liaison
Sarah Melton, Emory University

Research Committee 

The Research Committee develops the research agenda for the LPC and promotes and conducts research relevant to library publishing.

Current Members
July 2016 - June 2018    Allegra Swift, Claremont Colleges (2016-17 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Johanna Meetz, Pacific University
July 2016 - June 2018    Jessica Lange, McGill University
July 2015 - June 2017    Harrison Inefuku, Iowa State University
July 2016 - June 2018    Ted Polley, IUPUI

Board Liaison
Marilyn Billings, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee bears primary responsibility for recruitment, approval, and orientation of new members. 

Current Members
July 2015 - June 2017    Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan
July 2015 - June 2017    Korey Jackson, Oregon State University
July 2016 - June 2018    Evviva Weinraub, Northwestern University

Board Liaison
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee bears primary responsibility for assessing professional development needs and planning and implementing professional development and training opportunities for LPC members throughout the year. 

The Committee is also responsible for planning and implementing professional development and training opportunities for LPC members throughout the year. These can include, but are not limited to: webinars from commercial product vendors; webinars from LPC members regarding innovative projects; webinars from other publishers/funders of publishing innovations (e.g., Mellon grant award winners); workshop sessions at the LPC Forum; etc. The Committee can also alert the community to other professional development opportunities being offered that are relevant to the Library Publishing community.

The Committee is also responsible for maintaining the Library Publishing Coalition’s Professional Development LibGuide being hosted at the University of Kentucky.

Current Members
July 2015 - June 2017   Kate McCready, University of Minnesota (2016-17 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Rhonda Marker, Rutgers University
July 2016 - June 2018    Adrian Ho, University of Kentucky Libraries
July 2016 - June 2018    Kevin Stranack, Simon Fraser University
July 2015 - June 2017    Hillary Corbett, Northeastern University
July 2015 - June 2017    Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University

Board Liaison
Brad Eden, Valparaiso University

Task Forces

Web Content Strategy Task Force (2015-2016)

The Web Content Strategy Task Force was charged by the LPC Board to develop a strategy and prospective recommendations for improving the visibility, utility, and impact of the LPC’s online content. Such online content includes, but is not limited to: website, social media presence, LPC Directory, documentation portal, LPC-sponsored webinars, job board, and any reports/whitepapers created by the LPC.

Members
Sarah Melton, Emory University
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library
Micah Vandegrift, Florida State University