- Council of State University Libraries (CSUL)
- CSUL Committees
- CSUL Task Forces
Charge: Focusing on library and user perspectives, serves as liaison group to FCLA to advise CSUL on technology actions recommended by FCLA and FCLA on technology support needed by the libraries.
Identifies emerging technology issues; provides leadership in developing and investigating non-FCLA initiated technologies that would improve library services; maintains detailed knowledge of FCLA operations and services; maintains inventory of systems for periodic review or authors the review of particular systems, e.g., every three years review the OPAC in general, or ILL systems, or Digital Library systems, etc.; participates in development of FCLA action plans as appropriate; consults with other SUL committees as appropriate; addresses dissenting views.
Coordinator appointed by CSUL for terms beginning January 1. Coordinator compiles agendas, chairs meetings, follows up with committee on action items referred by CSUL or FCLA; provides reports to CSUL.
5 members from the SULs. Contact with FCLA liaison as needed. Members have solid technology credentials including: 1) broad knowledge of research libraries and operations, 2) broad knowledge of technologies that impact libraries, 3) broad knowledge of how technology is used in research and learning, 4) analytic skills to evaluate projects and product performance, 5) knowledge of technologies within the SULs, 6) sufficient experience with a range of complex technologies for competent evaluation of the resources required for sophisticated new technologies, and 7) ability to communicate with other SUL committees, interpreting technology issues effectively in technical and non-technical terms.
Voting: Recommendations for CSUL are usually reached by consensus; dissenting opinions must be explained.
Meetings: Meets at least 4 times per year; Coordinator meets with CSUL as called.
Reports compiled: Due 2 weeks before CSUL meetings; Ad Hoc reports as required.