Publications Committee – September 2019 Report

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
A sub-committee was formed to develop recommendations for work the Publications committee should work on this year, including subjects, resources, and finding potential authors for books and journal articles. The timeline is to have recommendations for an October meeting and ideas will be assigned to other committee members at that time.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Following-up on recommendations from the sub-committee described above.
Documenting responsibilities and goals of the committee.
Deciding on and documenting editorial practices and policies.
Deciding what, if anything, the committee will do about PR, including calls for proposals for monographs and publicizing new journal issues/articles.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Better communication between this committee and the LITA staff would be welcome. We’ve been told by LITA staff that we are responsible for promoting publications when promotions does not appear to be in the committee charge and the job description revision for the ITAL editor was not brought to the committee for consideration despite this appearing to be a committee responsibility in the LITA Manual.

Submitted by Julie Housknecht on 09/30/2019