The primary mission of the Library Services Committee is to help the Daniel Library fulfill its academic support to The Citadel. The committee shall facilitate communication between the user community and the library. The committee should support the library in its mission.
The Committee on Committees selects nine members from different academic departments to serve on the committee with equal representation from each of the following groups: 1) Business Administration; Education; Health, Exercise and Sports Science; Psychology; 2) English, History, Library, Modern Languages, Political Science; and 3) Biology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math and Computer Sciences, Physics. One ROTC faculty shall also serve on the committee. Academic faculty membership is restricted to tenured/tenure track faculty who have been employed at The Citadel for at least one semester at the time they begin committee service. The Provost selects one student member. The Library Director is the designated Ex officio liaison.
Faculty members are selected for three year terms, and may request a second consecutive term; no faculty member may serve on the committee for more than six years consecutively. Student members are selected for one year terms. If a faculty member cannot complete a term, the Committee on Committees will select another member to fill the unexpired term. Time spent filling the term of another faculty member will not count toward the "six-year rule" outlined above.
The committee shall have a chair selected by committee vote at an organizational meeting held before September 30 of each year. The term of the chair lasts until the next election. A member may not serve as committee chair for more than three years consecutively. The chair is responsible for scheduling and presiding over committee meetings, representing the committee before outside bodies, and producing an annual report of committee activities.
The committee may form subcommittees either to divide a committee task into parts or to perform a specific task.
The committee must meet at least twice during the academic year [once in the Fall and once in the Spring]. The chair must hold a meeting if requested in writing by at least one-third of the voting members. A quorum consists of one-half of the voting membership.
The Library Services Committee may help the library gather, analyze, and disseminate information relevant to the library's academic support to The Citadel. It is authorized to gather information by means of
The committee analyzes information through statistical summaries, compilation of written material, or other established methods. The analysis may provide the college with information pertinent to a particular issue, or it may substantiate a recommendation for administrative action. The library committee also helps prepare for the SACS self-study.
The committee disseminates information by means of
The Library Services Committee will prepare an annual report summarizing its activities over the previous academic year. The report must include all decisions of the committee. Copies of this report, both in hard copy and in electronic form, will be made accessible to all Citadel faculty, staff and students.
The committee is responsible for the timely dissemination of all reports to the Citadel community i.e. Faculty Council. Committee reports shall be made available through the Library and through college-wide computer system access. Reports may contain recommendations or proposals. For the purposes of gathering information (see above), all reports are to be considered published information.
The work of the Library Services Committee consists of a series of tasks -- units of work which involve assisting the library in the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information; supporting the library in its mission; and serving as a conduit between the library and the college community. The committee assumes tasks through one of the following means:
To ensure the efficiency and quality of committee work, the committee is granted a degree of autonomy over its own operations. Upon receiving a request from another college body, the committee will vote to accept or reject the request. A request for information can be rejected for the following reasons:
The Library Services Committee may modify its charter in consultation with the Committee on Committees. Proposals for changes in the committee charter come to the Committee on Committees, which negotiates the changes with the standing committee and with any affected administrative departments. Consensus requests are forwarded to the Faculty Council for approval. In case of a lack of consensus, competing proposals may be sent to the Faculty Council for consideration.
Revised May 2008