a. CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections

The CDL is pleased to announce that Lorelei Tanji, Head of Collection Development at UC Irvine, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) and that Cindy Shelton, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services at UCLA, has accepted appointment to a second term.

Clint Howard completed his term on JSC as of July 1, but will continue on the “Next Generation Task Force”, charged with developing renegotiation positions for several large, multi-year contracts.  Clint has assisted in nurturing the CDL Shared Collections program from its inception in 1998; his leadership and substantial contributions have been invaluable.  Thanks also to Cindy Shelton for her three years of service and willingness to re-enlist.

The CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections was appointed to advise the CDL on shared collections from a systemwide viewpoint and to identify and manage appropriate consultative and evaluation mechanisms (see [http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/].