Strategic Action Group 1: Scholarly Research & Communication (SAG1)

Years active: 2013-2014

NOTE: Beginning July 2013, the University of California Libraries launched a revised advisory structure. The groups within the previous structure are no longer active, including this group. See UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS) for information about the current structure.

Group Description


Strategic Action Group 1 (SAG1) was charged by the Council of University Librarians to make decisions for the University of California Libraries’ shared services and collaborative activities in the functional areas defined below. SAG1 was a component of the advisory structure of the University of California Libraries, established by the Council of University Librarians in July 2013.

Key Responsibilities

SAG1 proposed projects and services in support of the UC Libraries’ systemwide priorities and strategic plan as articulated by the Council of University Librarians’ “Systemwide Plan and Priorities”.

The SAG1 functional portfolio included strategies, services, and tools in the following areas:

  • Scholarly publishing
  • Open access models and strategies
  • Rights management
  • Data curation

In addition, SAG1:

  • Developed, and/or advised on policy, procedure, and service development within the SAG1 functional portfolio.
  • Charged ad hoc project teams to research, design, develop, and/or implement new shared services or major improvements to existing shared services.
  • Recommended strategies, procedures, and resources for meeting the identified service needs of faculty students and researchers for the functional areas defined above.
  • Determined the optimal allocation and utilization of project resources, and ensures that cost is consistent with the value delivered.
  • Collaborated and/or consults with other SAGs on policy, projects, and services crossing SAG functional areas.

Key Documents

Roster at Time of Disbandment

UC BerkeleyErik Mitchell
AUL and Director of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services


The UC Berkeley Library
Room 255, Doe Library
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

UC DavisBeth Callahan
Head, Health & Life Sciences Libraries


Carlson Health Sciences Library
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5291

UC Irvine

John Renaud
AUL for Research Resources

UCI Libraries
University of California
P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557

UCLASharon Farb
AUL for Collections and Scholarly Communication


UCLA Library
11334 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

UC Merced

Susan Mikkelsen
Resource Access And Instruction Librarian

UC Merced Library
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

UC RiversideAnn Frenkel, Coordinating Committee Representative
AUL for Research and Instructional Services


Rivera Library
PO Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

UC San DiegoDavid Minor, Chair
Director, Research Data Curation Program


UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Dr. 0699
La Jolla, CA 92093-0699

UC San FranciscoAnneliese Taylor
Assistant Director, Scholarly Communications and Collections


UCSF Library
530 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

UC Santa BarbaraSherri Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator


University Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

UC Santa CruzChristy Caldwell
Science & Engineering Librarian


University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

California Digital LibraryTrisha Cruse
Director, UC Curation Center


California Digital Library
415 20th Street, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2901

Portfolio Manager

Colby Riggs
Project Coordinator, Information Technology Department
UC Irvine Library

Diane Gurman
UCLA Library
33456 Charles E. Young Research Library

Meeting Minutes



Document Owner: Felicia Poe