Publications Coordination Committee – May 2022 Report



The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Journal platform task force composed of Jane Monson, Ken Varnum, LRTS editors and Elizabeth Nelson to review possible platform for CORE journals.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Membership and Engagement

Second Activity
Royalties for authors. Kerry Ward asking ALA Editions for 10% royalty fee to be split between the author and Core. Will discuss and finalize at ALA Annual.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Advocacy and EDI, Membership and Engagement

Third Activity
Next CPCC Office Hours are planned for mid-July. Ken Varnum is Coordinating.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Advocacy and EDI, Continuing Education, Membership and Engagement

Fourth Activity
The committee discussed implementing a mentoring program for potential authors and decided to instead reach out to the Leadership Development and Mentoring Committee about mentoring authors. We may establish a liaison with the Leadership Development Committee.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Advocacy and EDI, Continuing Education, Membership and Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
Transitioning leadership as new Chair begins July. Soliciting proposals for monographs. Confirming royalties for authors. Hosing publishing office hours. Establishing a relationship and possible liaison with the Leadership Development and Mentoring Committee.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Core has been wonderful and very helpful. Having the google drive space is perfect. It may be helpful to consider having the Chair of the Publications Coordination Committee as a member of the Executive Board.

Submitted by Susan Thomas on 05/31/2022