NERL Steering Committee Seeks Chair and Vice Chair

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Lanette Garza -

NERL seeks two senior leaders to serve as chair and vice chair on the new NERL Steering Committee. Senior leaders (deans, associate deans, AULs, or equivalent) from the core 30 NERL member libraries are eligible to serve. Nominations of colleagues and self-nominations are welcome. 

The NERL Steering Committee (SC) is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for the NERL program. The NERL Steering Committee supports the overall negotiation process at an executive level, and periodically assists NERL negotiations directly on the advice/request of NERL negotiation teams. 

Members of the NERL Steering Committee will include: a chair and vice chair (selected from among senior leaders of the core 30 NERL member libraries), the chair of the NERL Program Council, and the Director of NERL and CRL Licensing and the CRL President as ex officio members. The chair and vice chair shall serve staggered two-year terms. Meeting frequency will be determined once the Steering Committee is in place, but will meet at least quarterly.

The NERL community came together in 2022 to assess its operational and governance structure as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella. The NERL Steering Committee description and charge was developed by the NERL community and approved by the CRL Board in July 2023.

NERL Steering Committee Nomination Form

Deadline: August 23, 2023

Questions? Please contact Lanette Garza, Director of NERL & CRL Licensing, at


About the NERL Consortium 

The NERL Consortium consists of a core group of 30 of the most research-intensive institutions in North America. It is a national leader in negotiated licensing whose mission is to serve as an advocate for the collective power and influence of libraries and their parent institutions. NERL is based at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in Chicago. 

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