GOVERNMENT INFORMATION WORKING GROUP
- To address access, ownership and promotion of the collection and information related to government publications and information, primarily, but not limited to, those materials received by the Libraries through the Federal Depository Program and the Washington State Depository Program.
- To address issues related to state, regional, and international publications, as needed.
- To work with other working groups on issues that overlap jurisdictions.
Membership to be appointed by the Associate Dean of Libraries:
- Government Information Librarian
- One representative from a Circulation unit
- One representative from Documents Cataloging/Processing
- One representative from Cataloging
- One representative from Owen Library
The representative members serve 2 year terms. If a vacancy arises with less than 1 year remaining in a term, the new representative will serve the remainder of that term and a full 2 year term. If more than 1 year remains in a term, the new representative will serve the remainder of the 2 year term.
The Government Information Working Group reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries. The working group will select its own chair and recorder for a 6 month minimum term of office and will meet regularly or as needed. The group will coordinate its activities with other working groups and library departments, as warranted. Working groups will establish procedures and make policy within the scope of their responsibilities. Working groups are accountable for their decisions and are expected to share decisions with library colleagues using the standard working groups procedure. Any proposals generated by a working group that require funding for implementation must be referred to the Associate Dean of Libraries for funding approval. Similarly, any proposals with very broad policy implications also need Associate Dean of Libraries approval. The chair of the working group is expected to update the Associate Dean of Libraries on its activities on a regular basis.
- To advise the Documents Information Librarian on issues that arise, reports requested by the Government Printing Office, etc.
- To promote the use of the documents collections and government information throughout the WSU community as well as broader local and regional use.
- To insure consistency in document processing and practices so that library users are able to understand bibliographic information and retrieve what they want and need in the WSU Libraries.
- To track trends in documents publishing and dissemination of government information and make appropriate decisions regarding access and ownership, etc.
- To address issues related to efficiency of processing and handling, including initial receipt shelving, etc.
- To insure compliance with Federal and State depository regulations and requirements.
APPROVED by Library Council: 7-15-98; Membership revised 7/00; Revised 9-11-02; Revised 12/4/02; changed AD's title to AD for Collections & Technical Services 4/28/04; Revised 9/14/09; Revised 10/20/11