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.
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.
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
Korey Jackson, Oregon State University
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.
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
Sarah Melton, Emory University
The Research Committee develops the research agenda for the LPC and promotes and conducts research relevant to library publishing.
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
Marilyn Billings, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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.
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
Brad Eden, Valparaiso University
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.
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
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.
Sarah Melton, Emory University
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library
Micah Vandegrift, Florida State University