SILS News - Feb. 24, 2020

Date: Feb. 24, 2020
Title: CoUL endorses the phase 4 shared governance structure

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to report that the Council of University Librarians (CoUL) endorsed the phase 4 shared governance structure at their meeting last week. The governance documents are now available on the UC Libraries website.

The Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC) is seeking nominees and appointments for the phase 4 cohort positions that have not yet been filled (as announced on SILS-News, the Implementation Coordinators and Project Manager Operation Leads charges were endorsed in January and efforts to staff these groups commenced earlier this month). If you are interested in participating in phase 4, please let your DOC member know.

As noted earlier, there will be a DOC-sponsored webinar on SILS shared governance and other SILS topics on March 5th at 2 pm (stay tuned for more information!).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email  


The SILS Working Group

Chris Shaffer, University Librarian & Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC San Francisco (Co-Chair)
Günter Waibel, Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost, California Digital Library (Co-Chair)
Donald Barclay, Deputy University Librarian, UC Merced
Christine Barone, Collections Project Coordinator, Southern Regional Library Facility (Project Co-Manager)
John Bono, Associate University Librarian, UC Santa Cruz
Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy, UC Davis
Judy Consales, Associate University Librarian for User Engagement, UCLA
Lynne Grigsby, Head of Library IT, UC Berkeley
Cathy Martyniak, Director, Southern Regional Library Facility
Erik Mitchell, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego
Caitlin Nelson , Product Manager, California Digital Library
Aislinn Sotelo, Program Director for Metadata Services, UC San Diego
Danielle Westbrook, Systemwide Library Planning Analyst, California Digital Library (Communications Manager)
Lena Zentall, Project & Product Manager, California Digital Library (Project Co-Manager)


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Last updated: May 4, 2020