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Committee for the Library and Scholarly Communication


Including RIG Deputies:

Terms of Reference

  1. By effective consultation and communication with members of the department, ensure that the selection and the support of library and information resources for the department reflect needs in teaching, administration and research.
  2. Manage relationships with other libraries in Cambridge and beyond; represent the needs and contributions of the Chemistry Department to the university.
  3. Make the case for the acquisition of major resources to the department and university.
  4. Maintain the highest standards of user experience by monitoring best practice in libraries in Cambridge and leading institutions worldwide; implementing this whenever possible.
  5. Provide advice and training to all stakeholders to enhance the research and teaching profile of the department as a worldwide leader in chemistry, monitoring and leveraging value from the latest developments in scholarly communications.
  6. Provide flexible spaces for research and learning, both physical and virtual, reflecting current opportunities for scholarship.
  7. Proactively seek ways of helping researchers maximise their research impact.


Date of the next meeting

31st October 2017

Agenda for the next meeting