The standing committees of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) bear responsibility for producing the organization’s deliverables and providing oversight for its operations. Task forces are created in response to specific needs and opportunities identified by LPC’s membership or leadership.
Service on standing committees and task forces is open to any staff member at an LPC member institution. Each spring, the LPC Board issues a call for volunteers for open spots, and then appoints new members to terms beginning on July 1st. Task forces may occasionally be formed at other points in the year; in those cases, a separate call for volunteers will be sent out.
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 2017 – June 2019 Alexandra Hoff, Purdue University (2018-19 chair)
July 2017 – June 2019 Tom Bielavitz, Portland State University
July 2018 – June 2020 Robert Browder, Virginia Tech
July 2018 – June 2020 Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois
July 2018 – June 2020 Jessica Kirschner, Texas Tech
Board Liaison: Jason Colman, University of Michigan (ex officio)
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 2018 – June 2020 Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University (2018-19 chair)
July 2017 – June 2019 Peter Potter, Virginia Tech
July 2017 – June 2019 David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
July 2017 – June 2019 Maureen Walsh, Ohio State University
July 2017 – June 2020 Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota
July 2017 – June 2020 Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University
July 2018 – June 2020 Sonya Betz, University of Alberta
July 2018 – June 2020 Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati
July 2018 – June 2019 Kevin Stranack, Simon Fraser University (Host Liaison, 1-year term)
Board Liaison: John Warren, George Mason University (ex officio)
The Research Committee develops the research agenda for the LPC and promotes and conducts research relevant to library publishing.
July 2017 – June 2019 Annie Johnson, Temple University (2018-19 chair)
July 2017 – June 2019 Karen Bjork, Portland State University
July 2017 – June 2019 Damecia Donahue, Wayne State University
July 2017 – June 2019 John Warren, George Mason University
July 2018 – June 2020 Nicky Agate, Columbia University
July 2018 – June 2020 Ian Harmon, West Virginia University
July 2018 – June 2020 Jason Boczar, University of South Florida
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 2017 – June 2019 Carrye Syma, Texas Tech (2017 – 2018 chair)
July 2017 – June 2019 Barbara DeFelice, Dartmouth College
July 2018 – June 2019 Adrian Ho, University of Kentucky Libraries
July 2018 – June 2020 Emily Cole, George Mason University
July 2018 – June 2020 Ally Laird, Penn State
July 2018 – June 2020 Devin Soper, Florida State University
Board Liaison: Bella Gerlich, Texas Tech (ex officio)
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Melton, Emory University
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library
Micah Vandegrift, Florida State University