Communities

Working Groups: Active Working Groups

Active Working Groups

Electronic Resources Working Group

Establish a transparent decision-making process for electronic resource purchases that includes documentation of the process and outcomes. Implement best practices and the LOUIS Electronic Resources Licensing Principles in license negotiations. Examine alternative e-resource purchasing models for various institutional types and environments.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Report is available in the TASK Portal.

Members:

Chair: Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO)

LCTCS Member: Wendy Johnson (RPCC) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

UL Member: Ellen Jenkins (Nicholls) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LSU Member: Jessica Hawkes (LSUS) & Megan Lounsberry (LSU) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

Southern Member: Elizabeth Outler (SULC) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LAICU Member: Laurie Phillips (LOYNO) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

Special Library Member: Marlene Bishop (LSUHSCNO) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

EB Member: Tim Stamm (Delgado) & Megan Lowe (ULM) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LOUIS support personnel: Lisa Stigall (LOUIS)

Institutional Repository Working Group

Explore opportunities with other libraries, consortia, and vendors for the development of an open-source library services platform. The Institutional Repository Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of consortia-level opportunities for open source institutional repository software, services, and agreements and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating opportunities for implementing or supporting an institutional repository in the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Megan Lowe (ULM), Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO), Sarah Mazur (LSUS), Maletta Payne (SUBR), Julie Schiavo (LSUHSCNO), Jeanne Pavy (UNO), Elizabeth Outler (SULC), Zachary Stein (ULL), Mary George (Xavier), LOUIS support: Mike Waugh and Elizabeth Kelly (LOUIS)

Professional Development Working Group

The Professional Development Working Group is tasked with surveying the professional development needs of the LOUIS membership and making recommendations on ways to meet those needs using dedicated funding. Recommendations will be reviewed and approved by the LOUIS Executive Board.

Members:

Chair: Brian Sherman (LSUS), Maya Banks (SUBR), Tanya Lynn Arant (Louisiana Tech), Andrea Alexander (RPCC), Lindsey Reno (UNO), Michelle Riggs Waller (LSUA), Christy Wrenn (Centenary), Brandy Burbante (Nicholls), KC Celestine (FTCC), Kelly Kingrey-Edwards (CLTCC), Megan Lowe (NSULA), LOUIS support: Rob Stephens (LOUIS)

Strategic Planning Working Group

The Strategic Planning Working Group will aid and inform the development of the LOUIS 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. They will assist in the planning of and participate in, focus groups in their area of the state and work with the LOUIS Executive Director on the development of a draft plan for Fall of 2022.

Members:

Chair: Jodi Duet (FTCC), Dawn Kight (SUBR), Adrian Crawford (BPCC), Boris Teske (Louisiana Tech), Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Julie Schiavo (LSUHSCNO), Kaci Wilson (LSUS), Erin Ware (LSUHSCS), Megan Lowe (NSULA), Amelia Brister (LDCC), Laurie Phillips (Loyola), Kayla Siddell (Xavier), LOUIS support: Laurie Blandino (LOUIS)