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WEST Governance

WEST is governed by the Executive Committee which is supported by the Operations and Collections Council. To learn more, please see WEST’s governance documentation.

 

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WEST Executive Committee

WEST is governed by an Executive Committee that oversees its operation and development. The Committee drafts annual budgets for approval by member representatives and also seeks to integrate WEST with print archiving programs elsewhere, nationally and internationally.

Name Institution Representing Term
Denise Stephens (2023 Chair) University of Oklahoma Archive Holders Term ends 2023
Melissa Desantis (past Chair) University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Archive Holders Term ends 2025
Dena Hutto Reed College Non-Archive Holders Term ends 2023
Kathleen Salomon Getty Research Institute Archive Holders Term ends 2023
John Wenzler CSU East Bay Non-Archive Holders Term ends 2024
Lorrie McAllister Arizona State University Archive Builders Term ends 2024
Jill Emery Portland State University OCC liaison Term ends 2024
Jo Anne Newyear-Ramirez UC Berkeley/UC Northern Regional Library Facility Archive Builders Term ends 2025
Michael Brewer University of Arizona Archive Holders Term ends 2025
Miranda Bennett CDL Administrative Host ex officio continuing
  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager) (nonvoting)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Analyst) (nonvoting)

WEST Executive Subcommittees

2023 Executive Subcommittee Rosters
Name Institution Executive Subcommittee
Dena Hutto Reed College Finance (chair)
Jill Emery Portland State University Finance
Jo Anne NewYear-Ramirez UC Berkeley/UC Northern Regional Library Facility Finance
Lorrie McAllister Arizona State University Membership (chair)
Michael Brewer University of Arizona Membership
tbd   Membership
Denise Stephens University of Oklahoma Rosemont Executive Committee
Melissa Desantis University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Rosemont Executive Committee

WEST Operations and Collections Council

WEST’s Operations and Collections Council oversees issues related to holdings disclosure and access/delivery. Furthermore, the Council oversees the process to review and prioritize sets of titles and title nominations for inclusion in the WEST archive.

Name Institution Term
Kerry Scott UC Santa Cruz Term ends 2023
Kerri Goergen-Doll Oregon State University Term ends 2023
Sion Romaine University of Washington Term ends 2023
Jack Maness University of Denver Term ends 2024
Molly Strothmann Oklahoma State University Term ends 2024
Jill Emery Portland State University Term ends 2024
Randyn Heisserer-Miller Colorado State University Term ends 2024
Wil Weston San Diego State University Term ends 2024
Shari Laster Arizona State University Term ends 2024
Nancy Lorimer Stanford University Term ends 2024
Cass Kvenild University of Wyoming Term ends 2025
  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager) (nonvoting)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Analyst) (nonvoting)

2020-22 Working Groups

Disclosure and Validation Standards Working Group (charge complete)

The DVS Working Group was formed based on the 2019 Strategic Recommendation to “review and revise as necessary the WEST Disclosure Policy and Validation Standards.” This group is charged to “review and propose appropriate updates to the WEST Disclosure Policy and the WEST Standards for Issue and Volume Level Validation, taking into account existing and emerging shared print disclosure methods, outlets, and requirements, and referencing validation standards developed by peer organizations and shared print federations.” This group reports to the WEST Operations and Collections Council.

Name Institution
Anna Striker (convener) WEST project team
Corrie Hutchinson University of Missouri
Debra Spidal Washington State University
Tim Converse UC NRLF
Tory Sours (consultant) UC NRLF
Cathy Martyniak (past member) UC SRLF

Non-journal Formats Working Group

The NjF Working Group was formed based on the 2019 Strategic Recommendation to “take up the question of expanding WEST’s scope to include non-journal formats (analog or digital) and/or to collaborate with non-journal shared print programs.” This group is charged to “investigate areas of expansion in WEST’s collection scope, giving preference to opportunities to collaborate with existing projects or programs…avoiding any replication of existing programs.” This group reports to the WEST Executive Committee.

Name Institution
Alison Wohlers (convener) WEST project team
Cass Kvenild University of Wyoming
John Wenzler CSU East Bay
Kerry Scott UC Santa Cruz
Michael Brewer University of Arizona
Shari Laster Arizona State University
Joel Thornton University of Utah (formerly of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)

Resource Sharing Working Group (charge complete)

The RS Working Group was formed based on the 2019 Strategic Recommendation to “review and revise, as necessary, the WEST borrowing and lending documentation and lending statistics reporting practices.” This group is charged to “review and propose updates to existing Access Guidelines, Lending Instructions, and Borrowing Instructions, taking into account existing and emerging shared print infrastructures and interlibrary loan operations.” This group reports to the WEST Operations and Collections Council.

Name Institution
Alison Wohlers (convener) WEST project team
Anna Striker WEST project team
John de la Fontaine SCELC
Tim Converse UC NRLF
Ellen Dario (consultant) UC NRLF
Mary Plummer (consultant) Arizona State University
Debra Spidal (past member) Washington State University

Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles Working Group (charge complete)

The Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles Working Group was formed in 2021 to carry out the 2019 Strategic Recommendation to “develop a distinct vision statement, mission, and guiding principles
that acknowledge WEST‘s regionality and highlight its commitment to collaboration at the network level.” The group completed its work in 2021, when the WEST Vision Statement, Mission, and Guiding Principles were endorsed by the WEST membership.

Name Institution Representing
Alison Wohlers (convener) WEST Program Manager WEST Program
Michael Levine-Clark University of Denver WEST Executive Committee
Melissa Desantis University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus WEST Executive Committee
Jill Emery Portland State University WEST Operations and Collections Council
Molly Strothmann Oklahoma State University WEST Operations and Collections Council

Administration

The California Digital Library serves as the Administrative Host for WEST and is responsible for program management and administrative services including:

  • Providing an administrative home and support for the WEST Project Manager and other project staff.
  • Administering WEST financial operations: calculating and collecting fees, processing validation payments to Archive Builders, maintaining auditable accounts, and preparing quarterly income and expense reports.
  • Creating and maintaining WEST website with documentation, lists of participants, policies, etc.

WEST Program Contacts

  • Alison Wohlers (WEST Program Manager & CDL Shared Print Manager)
  • Anna Striker (WEST Collections Analyst & CDL Shared Print Analyst)