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OFFICE OF THE DEAN

This guide contains information from the Office of the Dean of Libraries and Academic Success Centers for Broward College.

LIBRARY COMMITTEES - Our faculty and staff serve on internal committees dedicated to improving our library resources and services for our patrons

Collection Development Committee

Charge:

The Collection Development Committee periodically reviews and updates the University/College Library (UCL) Collection Development Policy. Minor updates to the policy are made as needed; the last major update was made in February 2013 and was approved by the UCL’s Governance/Policy Advisory Committee (GPAC). The committee advises the Collection Development Librarian (CDL) and members of library administration on collection development policies and procedures. It makes selection decisions on materials or resources costing more than $500. The committee approves changes in standing orders proposed by the CDL and approves all annual resource subscriptions. It works with vendors to provide training for new products and services and schedules internal training. The committee also supports the Outreach Committee in any external training they may want to do.

Members:

  • Associate Dean Library Access and Discovery
  • Associate Dean Public Services
  • Collection Development Librarian
  • Director Technical Services
  • Electronic Resources Coordinator
  • Online Librarian (if funding is available to support online goals)
  • Broward College Librarian (1 year appointment)
  • FAU Librarian (1 year appointment)

Goals:

  • Create Reference Collection Plan to free up space on first floor
  • Update Collection Development Policy to reflect Pathways realignment and allocation of funding to support programs across the college
  • Develop recommendations for resource reallocations based on Encore Duet relevance ranking and metadata 
  • Evaluate possible migration from ProQuest ebrary to EBSCO eBook platform

Meets:

  • Monthly

Outreach Committee

Charge:

The Outreach Committee promotes the awareness of services, resources, and activities of the Libraries and Academic Success Centers. The committee develops and implements a consistent marketing plan to increase the promotion and visibility of library services, collections, resources; facilitates the planning of Library/ASC academic events; seeks input from the Broward College and Florida Atlantic University communities in order to respond to their needs; coordinates external trainings and workshops for faculty, students, and staff; and creates sub-committees to collaborate on special college-related projects.

Members:

  • (Chair) Outreach Librarian
  • ASC representative
  • Faculty Librarian
  • Circulation Supervisor
  • ILL Lead Specialist
  • Library Web Specialist
  • Executive Assistant overseeing Library communication
  • FAU representative
  • Ex officio: Associate Dean, Library Services

Goals for Spring 2020:

  • Spring Term Welcome Back events
  • Annual Literary Festival events
  • FAU Pop-Up Library events 
  • De-stress activities during final exam week

Meets:

  • Monthly
  • Committee meets weekly in February, March and April when planning for annual Literary Festival

 

Technology Committee

Charge:

The Technology Committee advises library administration on trends and potential new products or services. The committee performs assessments of current technology. It provides planning and support for hardware technology at the University/College Library (UCL) and software technology for all Broward College Libraries. The committee establishes and maintains project priorities and coordinates test and pilot programs of new products and services that are technology-based. It deploys new technologies by providing training and documentation.

Members:

  • Associate Dean Library Access and Discovery
  • Associate Dean Public Services
  • Online Librarian
  • Web Design Specialist
  • Campus IT representative
  • UCL Librarian
  • FAU representative

Goals:

  • Develop roadmap for technology development
  • Develop procedures to assess and prioritize project proposals
  • Create Committee LibGuide to inform staff about projects

Meets:

  • Monthly

University/College Library Building 17 Safety Committee

Charge:

The Safety Committee ensures the safety of our building tenants and guests by making all tenants/employees aware of our Occupant Emergency Action Plan (OEAP) so they know our procedures in the event of an emergency.  The committee appoints each committee member to specific roles during an emergency and communicates information to our tenants, guests and other appropriate parties as needed. 

Members:

Building Emergency Coordinator (BEC) and Alternate

  • Dean, Libraries and Academic Success Centers
  • Associate Dean Library Services

Building Leadership Team (not already listed in other categories)

  • Associate Dean Library Access and Discovery
  • Associate Dean Academic Success Center, Central

Floor Wardens

  • Floor 1 - Circulation Supervisor
  • Floor 1 - Interlibrary Loan Lead Specialist
  • Floor 1 - Senior Specialist, Campus Technology, Central
  • Floor 2 - Specialist, Library
  • Floor 2 - Administrative Specialist III, Academic Success Center, Central
  • Floor 2 - Specialist, Academic Resources, Academic Success Center, Central
  • Floor 3 - Executive Assistant to Dean, Libraries and Academic Success Centers
  • Floor 3 - Executive Assistant to Associate Deans for Public Services and Technical Services
  • Floor 4 – Archives & Special Collections Librarian
  • Floor 4 - District Director, Workplace Learning, Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Campus Safety & Emergency Management (Honorary Members)

  • Director, Emergency Management
  • Chief Fire Official

Goals:

  • Have at least one hard copy of the OEAP available in each department.
  • Work with the Chief Fire Official and Campus Safety to stage departmental fire drills.

Meets:

  • Two times per year (Spring term and Fall term)
  • Meet during hurricane season (June 1 through November 30) as needed

Library Assessment Committee

Charge:

The Library Assessment Committee advises the Library Administration and the Assessment Librarian on the prioritizing, planning, and implementation of assessment activities. Members assist the Assessment Librarian in identifying assessment opportunities, designing assessment tools, promoting assessment activities, selecting accountability call goals and fostering a culture of assessment within the library. The committee shares in accountability for the success of the assessment program and evaluates its effectiveness in supporting the library’s mission and strategic directions. The Library Assessment Committee may form specialized subcommittees to review and develop recommendations concerning specific aspects of the committee’s charge.

Members:

  • Assessment Librarian
  • UCL Librarian
  • North Campus Librarian
  • Online Librarian
  • Technical Services representative
  • Circulation or ILL representative 
  • FAU representative
  • Ex officio: Associate Dean Public Services

Goals:

  • Create a 2-year Assessment Plan
  • Create a user survey for point of service
  • Committee will present at Library All-Staff Meeting once a year
  • Others as assigned by Associate Dean Public Services

Meets:

  • Monthly