Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication Charge

13.23.1 There are five Santa Cruz Division members, plus the University Librarian at Santa Cruz serving ex officio. In addition, there are no more than two student representatives. The Chair and Chair-elect of the UCSC Librarians Association are invited to sit with the Committee. The University Librarian does not serve as Chair. (Am 3 Dec 69, 6 Nov 91, 25 May 94; CC 31 Aug 98; EC 31 Aug 99, 31 Aug 04, 31 Aug 06)

13.23.2 The Committee advises the President of the University and the Chancellor at Santa Cruz regarding the administration of the University Library at Santa Cruz, in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Regents. It consults with campus and library administration on local and Universitywide library and scholarly communication policies. Scholarly communication refers to the modalities by which research and creative work are made public, as described in 13.23.4. Whenever appropriate, the Committee joins the library administration in providing representation at Universitywide discussions of library policy. (Am 22 May 74, 9 Mar 11 effective 1 Apr 11, 16 May 18; EC 31 Aug 06)

13.23.3 In consultation with the University Librarian, the Committee advises the Chancellor and the Committee on Planning and Budget on the library budget, apportionment of funds, allocation of space, and other matters concerning the library. Advises and consults with the Chancellor on administrative reviews of the library. (En 9 Mar 11 effective 1 Apr 11)

13.23.4 The Committee reviews existing and proposed library acquisition and management policies and plans, and collaborates with the Library Administration and other appropriate campus entities in the development of those policies and plans, ensuring that they are based upon existing and changing patterns of faculty and student use of the University Libraries, and the varied needs of the campus’s academic programs.


It studies and reports on multifaceted issues of scholarly communication, including access, publishing, teaching, archiving and storage, and copyright and fair use. It is the responsibility of the committee to strategize and recommend on matters related to scholarly communication, library services, and library resources in collaboration with the library personnel and other campus entities. (En 9 Mar 11 effective 1 Apr 11; AM 16 May 18)