Provost’s Library Advisory Committee

Provost’s Library Advisory Committee
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00pm – 2:00 pm
HBL, OVP Conference Room

  • Welcome/Introduction
  • Approval of the minutes from November 17, 2016
  • Committee Chair Remarks—M. Croteau
  • Collection Reviews: Updates on Goals, Principles, Strategies—P.Carr
  • Research & Curriculum Services Updates—J. Livingston and K. Fuller
  • Budget Hearing Report—M. Bedard & H. Phillips
  • PLAC Website—M. Bedard
  • Key Messages to Communicate to Provost at April meeting—all
  • Announcements/Adjournment



The Provost’s Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) provides advice to the Provost and Vice Provost for the UConn Library. The advice regards matters of library policy that the PLAC Chair, Vice Provost for 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 2016-2017


Maureen Croteau–Chair
Journalism Department

Pamela Bedore
Department of English

Monica Bock
Department of Art and Art History

Colleen Delaney
School of Nursing

Amy Dunbar
Accounting Department

Shinae Jang
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Kyu-Hwan Lee
Department of Mathematics

Carolyn Lin
Department of Communication

Anita Morzillo
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

Rebecca Thomas
School of Social Work

Mary Truxaw
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Olga Vinogradova
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


 Erika Elechicon
 Undergraduate Student Government

 Graduate Student Government


Ex Officio Members:

Martha Bedard, Vice Provost UConn Library

Holly Phillips, Assistant Vice Provost UConn Library

Samantha Mairson, Student, President of the Homies