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IT Council Mission and Charge
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The IT Council advises the Libraries IT Division in using information technology in empowering, innovative, and responsible ways.
The IT Councilís perspective and advisory purview is Libraries-wide. In carrying out its mission, the IT Council:
- Provides an inviting and open forum for the voicing and exchange of IT-related ideas, needs, and concerns among Libraries staff;
- Reviews and advises on plans for the development and/or deployment of new technologies;
- Communicates news of IT policy, priorities, capacities, initiatives and deployments, and educational opportunities out into the Libraries divisions and staff at-large;
- Participates regularly in the development of Staff Education and Development (SED) curriculum and programming regarding baseline and emerging technology topics, in coordination with other committees and collaboratives; and
- Reviews IT-related Libraries policy and practices and, if appropriate, participates in the development of new policy.
The IT Council serves advisory and selective programmatic roles for the IT Division, and reports to the AUL for Information Technology. The IT departments of the Libraries carry out the administrative functions (i.e., planning, prioritizing, budgeting, etc.) of the Division with advice from the Council. The directors of IT departments also meet regularly with the AUL for IT as the IT Directors group (ITD).
The IT Councilís perspective and advisory scope is Libraries-wide. The AUL for IT and IT Directors retain the responsibility for developing department and division goals and objectives within the Libraries-wide context. IT departments aspire to operate with transparency so that the IT Council can effectively carry out its mission and fulfill its charge.