Library Relations Committee


Committee Roster

Beth Fuget, Washington, Co-Chair (bfuget AT uw DOT edu)
Katherine Purple, Purdue, Co-Chair (kpurple AT purdue DOT edu)
Liz Hamilton, Northwestern
Geoffrey Little, Concordia
John McLeod, North Carolina
Abby Mogollon, Arizona
Elizabeth Scarpelli, Cincinnati

Board Liaison
Anthony Cond, Liverpool

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • Expand communications and collaborations between university presses and libraries, particularly academic libraries.

Specific Charges to the Library Relations Committee:

  • Support the Central Office in the execution of any joint projects or initiatives between the Association and the ARL, the LPC, and other library-related organizations.
  • Propose new projects designed to improve and increase library/press cooperation and pursue projects underway (e.g., publishing glossary for library/press publishers).
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee in the development of any library-related programming for the 2019 Annual Meeting, including hosted breakfast table, individual sessions, a possible pre-meeting workshop, and new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your June final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the Seattle 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Represent the interests of the association by proposing a session at the 2019 Library Publishing Forum and other library conferences to further build relationships with library publishers and educate on opportunities with university presses.
  • As appropriate, share library-related news and resources with colleagues via the lists or UP Commons.
  • Working with the Central Office, seek funding for cross-pollination grants with LPC, and if approved, coordinate the process of promoting the grants and organizing and mentoring the recipients.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019; Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report
2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report
2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report