CSPC Appoints Five New Members

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
James Simon - jsimon@crl.edu

In September 2014, the Collections Services and Policy Committee (CSPC) welcomed five new members:

  • Martha Hruska, Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, University of California, San Diego Library
  • Carmelita Pickett, Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of Iowa
  • Bradley L. Schaffner, College Librarian, Carleton College
  • Karla Strieb, Associate Director, Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communication, Ohio State University Libraries
  • Caitlin Tillman, Associate Chief Librarian for Collections and Materials Management, University of Toronto Libraries

The CSPC is a major component of CRL governance, reporting directly to and advising the CRL Board on issues pertaining to collections, management of content, and related services. CSPC shapes CRL collection-related policies and priorities, and helps set new CRL directions and strategies.  The new committee members' terms of office is three years (2014–17).

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