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    Liz Hamilton, Northwestern University (2017-18 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018     Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University
July 2017 - June 2019     Tom Bielavitz, Portland State University
July 2017 - June 2019     Alexandra Hoff, Purdue University

Board Liaison: Jason Colman, University of Michigan (ex officio)

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   Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University (2017-18 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Jeff Rubin, Tulane University
July 2016 - June 2018    Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan
July 2017 - June 2019    Peter Potter, Virginia Tech
July 2017 - June 2019    David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
July 2017 - June 2019    Elizabeth Siler, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
July 2017 - June 2020     Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota
July 2017 - June 2020    Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University

Board Liaison: John Warren, George Mason University (ex officio)

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    Ted Polley, IUPUI (2017-18 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Johanna Meetz, Pacific University
July 2017 - June 2018    Chris Diaz, Northwestern University
July 2017 - June 2019    Karen Bjork, Portland State University
July 2017 - June 2019    Damecia Donahue, Wayne State University
July 2017 - June 2019    Annie Johnson, Temple University
July 2017 - June 2019    John Warren, George Mason University

Board Liaison: Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Kansas State University (ex officio) 
 

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 2016 - June 2018    Kevin Stranack, Simon Fraser University (2017 - 2018 chair)
July 2016 - June 2018    Rhonda Marker, Rutgers University
July 2016 - June 2018    Adrian Ho, University of Kentucky Libraries
July 2017 - June 2018    Barbara DeFelice, Dartmouth College
July 2017 - June 2019    Amanda Makula, University of San Diego
July 2017 - June 2019    Carrye Syma, Texas Tech

Board Liaison: Bella Gerlich, Texas Tech (ex officio)

Task Forces

Ethical Framework for Library Publishing Task Force (2017-18)

This task force will develop a framework for ethical practice in library publishing, including but not limited to the following topics: publishing practice, accessibility, and diversity and inclusion. The group will identify relevant resources and contextualize them for library publishers. When appropriate resources cannot be identified, the group will create them, or work with other LPC committees to do so. The task force will build in opportunities for input and feedback from the LPC membership as the framework is in development, to ensure that it represents the broad spectrum of activities and values in our community. 

Members
Jason Boczar, University of South Florida (chair)
Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University
Monica Westin, California Digital Library
Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Kansas State University
Terri Fishel, Macalester College
Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa
Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University
Sarah Melton, Boston College
Jaclyn Sipovic, University of Michigan
Nina Collins, Purdue University
Camille Thomas, Texas Tech University
Valerie Horton, Minitex
Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco (2017-18 LPC Fellow)

Board Liaison: Laurie Taylor, University of Florida (ex officio)

Directory of Open Access Journals Task Force (2017-2018)

This task force will evaluate the needs of the LPC community related to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), mentor LPC member institutions through the DOAJ application process, and recommend any necessary ongoing support. The group was developed in consultation with DOAJ, and will receive training from DOAJ staff.

Members
Monica Westin, California Digital Library (chair)
Ian Caswell, University College London
Liza Hagerman, Purdue University
Emma Molls, University of Minnesota
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois

Board Liaison: Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University (ex officio)

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