Appendix W



New Members Orientation


The present document provides reference information about the structure and functions of the Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology (LIST).

Membership (Assigned by the Committee on Committees and Rules)

  1. At least eight elected faculty senators
  2. One undergraduate student senator
  3. One graduate student
  4. Vice Provost for Information Technology
  5. Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Duties (from Senate Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6.j)

The Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology shall advise the Senate and University administration on strategic issues involving the University libraries and information technology. These include such areas as: the use of information technology and University libraries to support research, instruction and education; information security, access, retrieval and content stewardship; telecommunication and knowledge dissemination; library access and information technology training; collections and administrative issues; and open access and scholarly communication issues.

It shall ensure an active faculty role in considering policies affecting the University Libraries and information systems, and supporting infrastructure. It shall carry on studies, surveys, and advisory activities either on request or its own initiative. It shall be the Senate advisory body to the Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications and to the Vice Provost for Information Technology. One member of the Committee shall serve on Penn State Press Editorial Committee, and one member shall serve on the Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Computing. It shall also maintain liaisons with other Senate Committees, where appropriate, as well as with students and faculty University-wide through the Senate.

Mandated Reports

  1. technology fee (biennial)
  2. Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Computing Surveys of faculty, staff and students (biennial)

The Committee on Libraries, Information Systems and Technology shall have the authority to approve its mandated Informational Reports for publication to the Senate Agenda. The committee shall send its Informational Reports to the Senate Council.

For information the full list is appended of AD policies, HR policies, and other guidelines and policies that may or may not at any given time come before LIST.


  • Fred Aebli
  • Robert Bridges
  • William Butler, Chair
  • Mary Beth Clark
  • Ann Clements
  • Marina Cotarelo
  • Barbara Dewey
  • Joseph Enama
  • Anna Mazzucato, Vice-Chair
  • Fynn Mott
  • Terry O’Heron
  • Ira Ropson
  • Lydia Scheel
  • Bradley Sottile
  • Jennifer Sparrow
  • Eric Walker