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About Vale

Mission

The Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library, is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services.

About the databases 

Overview of the consortium 

Governance and organization

Strategic planning initiatives

Members

Committees

Publications and reports

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Contact us

Related Links

Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey

The VALE listserv is open to staff of all VALE member libraries as well as the Executive Directors of New Jersey’s regional library cooperatives. It is a moderated list so it means that your subscription request will be held for approval.

To subscribe, unsubscribe, set a password, change your delivery options, or access more information on the VALE-L please go to:
https://tcnjlists.tcnj.edu/mailman/listinfo/vale-l

Alternatively, you can use the following e-mail commands:

SUBSCRIBE to VALE-L listserv

  • Send your message to vale-l-request@tcnjlists.tcnj.edu
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • In the body type: subscribe [password]
  • Remove your signature, if any, from the body of the message.
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Contact Us

Your comments are important to us and we will address them as quickly as possible. The VALE Consortium has a lot of information already available online. We invite you to start by reading the "About VALE" page where many of your questions may already have been addressed.

Access the Contact Form

If you cannot find the answer to your questions on any of these web pages please contact us using the contact form or direct contact using information below.

  • Add information to the website, set up trials, make announcements, etc...
  • Report a problem connecting to VALE subscribed databases and to the VALE server.
  • Help with subscribing to the listserv.
  • Help with creating a user  account. 

Contact Information for General Inquiry

Address: VALE, Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey
c/o NJEDge.NET
NJIT - University Heights
218 Central Avenue - GITC 3902
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
FirstPrimary Contact: Judy Avrin, (Judy.Avrin@NJEDge.net / 973-596-5713)
Secondary Contact: Anne Ciliberti, (cilibertia@wpunj.edu), 973-720-3179

For Additional Inquiries

 

History and Overview of the Consortium 

In 1968, what was to become the Council of New Jersey College and University Library Deans, University Librarians and Directors formally organized under a slightly different name “in recognition of the need for closer cooperation” among academic libraries of public institutions in the state. Over time, this organization grew to include almost all academic libraries in the state. When VALE was formed in 1998, the Council was written into VALE’s Bylaws to provide oversight including responsibility to approve budgets, coordinate elections and approve changes to the Bylaws. 

These two separate but affiliated organizations worked together to build VALE and expand consortial efforts across the state. Virtually all academic libraries in New Jersey participated in both groups. It became apparent that these two organizations were traveling on converging paths, so in May 2006, the Council decided to examine the possibility of a merger with VALE. The following month, VALE indentified a merger as a strategic goal during that group’s Strategic Planning Retreat. 

After a good deal of research and consultation, it was recommended that the Council and VALE merge into a single consortium with a strong, clear voice, an active and committed membership, and a supportive and visionary leadership. 

The Council Constitution and VALE Bylaws were amended, and the merger was approved by both groups to take effect in June 2007. The former Council became the VALE Members’ Council carrying forward many of its same responsibilities. After 40 years and many incarnations, the Council continues to serve the New Jersey academic community extremely well. 

VALE is a grassroots organization with the goal of developing inter-institutional information connectivity and collaborative library application projects among New Jersey’s academic libraries. VALE’s objective is to help institutions meet the demands of students and faculty for access to scholarly materials. Through cooperation and leveraged purchasing, and through the use of collaboration and cutting edge technology, VALE seeks to provide a seamless network of access to shared electronic academic information resources throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association offer enthusiastic and continuing support. The VALE Consortium provides an extraordinary level of information access to academic resources in the state.

Year 1 1998 - 1999 (FY99)

VALE was created as New Jersey’s first statewide academic library consortium. Funded by New Jersey Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Bond funds, matching institutional dollars and a grant from the New Jersey State library, VALE offered subscriptions for four electronic databases to 45 members from all academic sectors.

A look at early plans

Year 2 1999 – 2000 (FY00)

Funded by a second grant from the New Jersey State Library and member institutions, subscription to 11 databases offered.

Year 3 2000 - 2001 (FY01)

Subscriptions increase to 18 databases with funding by member libraries and a #250,000 grant fro the New Jersey State Library. Membership rises to 49 institutions.

Year 4 2001 - 2002 (FY02)

Funding from the New Jersey State Library increased to $325,000. Combined with member library payments, this brought the database subscriptions to 28. Membership grows to 52 institutions. 

Year 5

2002 - 2003 (FY03)
Direct funding from the New Jersey State Library is eliminated due to state budget cuts. The State Library provides access for all VALE libraries to a general database through a state negotiated contract. All other subscriptions remain member supported.
VALE Strategic Goals 

Year 6

2003 - 2004 (FY04)
Three new databases are added for a total of 31. The general research database remains available to VALE libraries through the State Library. Membership remains at 52 institutions. VALE celebrates its 5th anniversary at the annual Users' Conference. 

Year 7

2004 - 2005 (FY05)
Seven new databases are added. The general research database continues to remain available to VALE libraries through the State Library. 

Year 8

2005 - 2006 (FY06)
Six new databases are added. A joint effort between VALE, NJLA and the New Jersey State Library successfully culminated in a $6 million legislative appropriation to the New Jersey State Library. Known as the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative, funds are being used to license science and business databases for VALE libraries and selected small businesses. The VALE Digital Media Committee negotiates with Films Media Group to provide discounted pricing of video content for VALE libraries.
Visions for VALE: Strategic Planning Retreat Report 

Year 9

2006 - 2007 (FY07)
Seven new databases are added. Funding for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative continues to provide access to science and business databases through FY07. 

Year 10

2007 - 2008 (FY08)
Three new databases are added. Partial funding for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative guarantees database support through February 2008. Membership grows to 53 institutions. 

Year 11

2008 - 2009 (FY09)
Three new databases are added as well as four databases previously funded by the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative. NJKI funding continues to support Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete and ReferenceUSA.  The Digital Media Committee negotiates with three additional media distributors to provide consortial pricing for streaming content. VALE celebrates it’s 10th anniversary at the annual Users’ Conference. 

Year 12

2009 – 2010 (FY10)
One new database, The Chronicle of Higher Education, is added. The New Jersey State Library continues to fund Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Reference USA as part of the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative. 

Year 13

2010 - 2011 (FY11)
For the first time since VALE's inception no new databases were added.  Membership remains stable at 53.  The New Jersey State Library continues to provide funding for Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Reference USA.  Digital Media Committee offers include discounted pricing for streaming content from eleven media distributors. 

Year 14

2011 - 2012 (FY12)
The New Jersey State Library contintues to provide funding for Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Reference USA.  Twenty three media distributors offer discounted pricing for streaming media content. 

Year 15

2012 - 2013 (FY13)
The New Jersey State Library contintues to provide funding for Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Reference USA.  Digital Media Committee offers include discounted pricing for streaming content from eighteen media distributors. A Memorandum of Understanding between VALE & NJEDge regarding NJVid is signed.

VALE is composed of the membership of the public and private institutions of higher education in New Jersey and reports to New Jersey President's Council. All member institutions have agreed to a memorandum of understanding [pdf icon]that outlines the rights and responsibilities of membership. VALE is directed by a set of Bylaws and governed internally by an Executive Committee elected by and from the membership of the VALE Members' Council from the following groups:

  • Research institutions (3 representatives)
  • State colleges/universities (2 representatives)
  • Community Colleges (3 representatives)
  • Private institutions (2 representatives)

Other key members of the Executive Committee include: Chair of the Members' Council, NJLA Executive Director, and a NJ State Library representatives.

The Executive Committee serves as the oversight committee within the Council for the ongoing operation and growth of VALE. Recommendations regarding the purchase of databases, other software and hardware; about issues pertaining to networking, training and documentation, publicity, and other collaboration projects, will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee. It is the role of the Executive Committee to ensure that VALE is meeting ht needs of the academic library community by undertaking formal assessments and ongoing evaluation of VALE activities. The executive Committee will seek external funding for the continued growth of VALE and will work within the academic library community to leverage collaborative purchasing with existing resources.

The Chair of the Executive Committee (2 year term) will be the official liaison between the Executive Committee and the Members' Council. The Chair will report regularly to the Council on VALE activities, seek advice on future initiatives, and provide a yearly assessment of VALE's operations. The Chair will coordinate the work of the Executive Committee and its committees, will call meetings, and promulgate results of discussions, decisions, and recommendations.Planning and policies will be developed by the Executive Committee in collaboration with participating libraries. In order to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace as database producers introduce new and enhanced products, networking opportunities become available, and as libraries wish to collaborate on additional initiatives, planning and policies will continue to be flexible.

VALE Committees:

The ongoing work of VALE will be conducted through a series of committees chaired by and composed of members from college and university libraries in the state. A member of the Executive Committee will act as a liaison to each of the committees. The number and scope of these committees may change over time as VALE matures. The current committee structure is as follows:

Assessment/Evaluation/Statistics Committee

The Assessment, Evaluation and Statistics Committee will collect and review statistics and other data to be used by the VALE Executive Committee for formal assessments of VALE activities and resources and will serve as a clearinghouse for pertinent assessment, evaluation, and statistical information and resources for the VALE membership, including activities of other consortia. The Committee will seek to recommend assessment methodologies for evaluating organizational goals and outcomes that will measure and express the value of VALE to the membership as well as to outside bodies. Assessment methodologies may include the use of focus group interviews conducted by member libraries with their campus constituencies, statistical reports, or other qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting the desired data. The Committee will work closely with other VALE Committee to determine needed information and the best methods for collecting the desired data.

Bibliographic and Metadata Control Committee

The Bibliogrraphic and Metadata Control Committee will share and explore common issues faced by the technical services librarians in New Jersey State. To achieve this mission, the Committee has the following goals.

Cooperative Collection Management Committee will develop resources for cooperative collection management among VALE libraries and raise awareness of last copy, repository and other collection management issues.Specifically, the Committee will:

  • Recruit and train libraries for participation in the VALE Last Copy Preservation Program;
  • Examine options for implementing collection assessment tools, such as the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool, with a group of academic libraries in New Jersey; and
  • Conduct workshops to raise awareness about standards to address preservation issues as well as retention issues of print resources.

Digital Media Committee

The Digital Media Committee will provide a vehicle for VALE member institutions to obtain streaming rights for digital media by:

  • Brokering with media distributors for the VALE member institutions for media content which includes using distributor portals, purchasing DVDs and licensing digital rights to stream;
  • Developing a licensing model that can be used for negotiations with distributors;
  • Implementing a calendar for reviewing new contracts and committing to the established pricing;
  • Collaborating with NJVID and NJEDge.Net to deliver content for those VALE members who elect to join.

Electronic Resources Committee

The Electronic Resources Committee will recommend specific electronic resources for purchase under the auspices of VALE. They may also recommend the development of local databases and the linking of other databases/resources free databases on the VALE homepage. They are also charged with reviewing the current complement of databases to ensure the quality is maintained.

Reference Services Committee

The Reference Services Committee explores and recommends programs and services to the VALE Executive committee, which will enhance Reference Services to the New Jersey State Academic Libraries and our user communities.

To achieve this mission the Reference Committee has the following goals:

  • The Reference Services Committee will review, evaluate and promote innovative ideas and effective measures in the field of reference services.
  • The Reference Services Committee will evaluate the role of traditional reference services and the use of technology at the point of service; either in person to users, on-line to users or through other modes of providing Reference Services.
  • The Reference Services Committee will collaborate with other VALE Committees to provide members with opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Resource Sharing Committee

The Resource Sharing Committee will support VALE's mission and goals by helping to identify policies and practices that will enhance resource sharing among academic libraries in New Jersey using VALE and NJ state-wide technical infrastructures. Specifically, the Committee will:

  • Maintain and assess the VALE Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program and maintain a Web page of information and contacts on the VALE Website
  • Provide a forum for the knowledge of and use of the NAILLD principles in support of consortium-wide practices that enhance resource sharing and ILL operations
  • Investigate methods to interface JerseyCat, New Jersey's state-wide interlibrary loan service with VALE library catalogs
  • Investigate, evaluate and recommend, as appropriate, commercial document supplier(s) contract(s) for the consortium that may be more effective than traditional ILL for some or all types of materials
  • Investigate the feasibility of a virtual library catalog to enhance resource sharing among VALE libraries

Shared Information Literacy Committee

The Shared Information Literacy Committee is responsibible to gather and to share ideas, information and materials related to information literacy among VALE member libraries for the purpose of minimizing the duplication of efforts and advancing the local information literacy goals of participating libraries

Users' Conference Committee

The Users' Conference Committee, along with ACRL NJ and NJLA CUS, is responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing and evaluating the annual Users’ Conference. The Committee co-chairs will keep the VALE Executive Committee informed of progress on planning and get approval for expenditures.

Website Committee

The Website Committee is responsible for reviewing the interface design of the VALE homepage, and VALE's Virtual Union catalog to ensure that the presentation of VALE resources is clear and user friendly. The committee provides advice to VALE's technical support staff in the implementation of the Sitesearch software to enhance access to VALE databases, member library holdings, and other resources as appropriate.

Bylaws

VALE:
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey
http://www2.valenj.org

US mail to: c/o William Paterson University Library
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Bylaws in PDF

Article 1: Mission

The Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library, is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services

 

Article 2: Membership

Section 1: Criteria for Membership

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  • Membership is open to New Jersey academic libraries in degree-granting institutions recognized by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the New Jersey State Library.

Section 2: Obligations of Membership

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  • Participate in collaborative efforts in order to achieve optimum levels of information access and resource sharing.
  • Observe database license agreement restriction.
  • Meet financial obligations in a timely fashion.

Section 3: Members' Council

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  • Member libraries are represented by the chief library administrator at each institution. These representatives make up the VALE Members' Council.
  • Each member institution shall have one vote.
  • Directors of branch campus libraries are considered non-voting members of the Members' Council.

Article 3: Members Council

Section 1: Officers

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  • The officers of the Members' Council shall be a moderator and meeting recorder. Their responsibilities include the scheduling, planning, conducting and documenting of Members' Council meetings. The moderator will also serve on the VALE Executive Committee.
  • At the spring Members' Council meeting, candidates for the Members' Council offices to be filled shall be presented and/or nominated from the floor. Election procedures will follow those specified in section 5.B.3 and 5.B.5 below.
  • At the spring Members' Council meeting, the officers shall be elected to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the meeting at which they were elected.

Section 2: Meetings

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  • The Members' Council shall meet periodically during the academic year, at least three times, with the last meeting held in the spring.
  • A majority of the Members' Council shall constitute a quorum.

Section 3: Voting

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  • Each member of the Members' Council in attendance at a meeting shall have one vote on each motion acted upon, and a simple majority of those present shall constitute action.
  • Any member of the Members' Council may delegate an institutional alternate to attend a meeting of the Members' Council and vote on his/her behalf. The Members Council member must notify the moderator in advance that a delegate will be voting on the Members Council member’s behalf.

Article 4: The Fiduciary Agent

Section 1: Purpose and Duties

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  • The Executive Committee may choose to have a fiduciary agent manage the consortium’s funds. The fiduciary agent may be one of the member institutions, or it may be an unaffiliated entity. The fiduciary agent agrees to invoice VALE members for their database costs and for service fees as they may apply. The fiduciary agent also agrees to process for payment all authorized invoices and to maintain appropriate records of all income and disbursements according to standard accounting procedures.

Article 5: Governance

Section 1: The Executive Committee

A: VALE is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of seven categories of members, as follows:

  1. Representatives from the state college/university membership (2 representatives), from the community college membership (3 representatives) and from the independent institutions (2 representatives) are elected by and from the membership of the Members Council. All elected representatives are voting members.
  2. Representatives from each of New Jersey's three public research institutions are ex officio members. The representative from each research institution will be the University Librarian or a Director or other appropriate, high-level administrator designated by the University Librarians. All research library representatives are voting members.
  3. A representative from the New Jersey State Library is an ex officio member. The NJSL representative shall be the NJ State Librarian or one of her/his Deputy State Librarians, designated by the State Librarian. The NJSL representative is a voting member.
  4. Representatives from other statewide professional groups are also ex officio members. These are the Executive Directors of the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and LibraryLinkNJ — The New Jersey Library Cooperative LLNJ), both of whom are non-voting members.
  5. The moderator of the Members Council, who is a voting member.
  6. The Council member representing the institution acting as VALE’s fiduciary agent, if the Executive Committee has chosen to use such an institution. This representative is a voting member.
  7. No more than three (3) at-large members, as appointed by the Executive Committee. The At-large members are non-voting, and shall serve 2-year terms.

Other non-voting ex officio members may be identified and serve as determined by the Executive Committee.

B: The process for electing members shall be as follows:

  1. The moderator of the Members Council will issue ballots with the names of candidates for the VALE Executive Committee to all Members Council members via Email, fax, or mail if needed, at least two weeks before the spring Members Council meeting.
  2. Ballots for election of members to the VALE Executive Committee will state that Members Council members may vote for all candidates regardless of either the candidate's or voter's library sector representation.
  3. Those Members Council members in attendance at the spring meeting will mark their ballots at the meeting and submit them to the Members Council moderator running the election.
  4. Those Members Council members unable to attend the spring meeting will return their ballots to the moderator before the meeting by Email, fax or mail. These ballots must be received 24 hours before the meeting.
  5. At least two Members Council members not running for office will count the votes and the candidates with the largest number of votes will be elected. If there is a tie, the outcome will be determined by lot.
  6. The Members Council members counting the votes will ensure that there is no duplication of votes from among those present and those submitting absentee ballots

C. Elected members serve for two-year terms, beginning July 1st.

D. Members may be re-elected.

E. In the event that a member of the Executive Committee is unable to complete his or her term, the process for appointing a replacement member shall be as follows:

  1. The Executive Committee will appoint a replacement from among the members of the Council representing the same sector as the member being replaced. 
  2. The Executive Committee will normally appoint the person who garnered the second-highest number of votes in that sector during the most recent election of the Members Council. If for any reason this is not possible, the Executive Committee will simply appoint a member who represents the same sector of libraries as the member being replaced.
  3. The replacement shall serve the remainder of the original member’s term

F. The Executive Committee reports to the Members Council

Section 2: Officers of the Executive Committee

A. The work of the Executive Committee is organized under the leadership of a Chairperson, elected from among its voting members for a two-year term. The chair may be re-elected.

B. If the Chairperson loses her/his seat on the Executive Committee, that person will complete the two-year term as Chairperson in an ex officio (voting) capacity.

C. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee acts as the liaison to the Commission on Higher Education through the Presidents’ Council and to NJEDge.

D. A Vice Chairperson shall be elected for a two-year term from among the members of the Executive Committee. Duties of the position include serving as the Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson and coordination of the work and memberships of the various VALE sub-committees. In cases where the chairperson of a committee is not a member of the Executive Committee, the Vice Chairperson shall appoint a member of the Executive Committee to serve as a liaison between the Executive Committee and the committee.

E. A Treasurer shall be elected for a two-year term from among the members of the Executive Committee. Duties of the position include oversight of all fiscal transactions, maintenance of appropriate fiscal records according to standard accounting procedures, and acting as directed by the Chair of the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee should decide to use one of the member institutions as a fiduciary agent, the representative from the fiduciary agent shall not serve as the Treasurer.

Section 3: Meetings of the Executive Committee

A. A quorum for the purpose of conducting business shall be attained when a majority of the voting members are present at any meeting.

B. A majority of the voting members shall be required for the approval of motions and other actions and business of the Executive Committee.

C. The Executive Committee meets at least six times a year.

Section 4: The Finance Committee

A. Membership

  1. As a subcommittee of the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee consists of the following:
    1. Members representing each of the three public research institutions.
    2. The Treasurer
    3. The representative from the member institution representing the fiduciary agent, if the Executive Committee has chosen to use a member institution in such a capacity.
    4. One other member of the Executive Committee elected by the Executive Committee to represent a different sector than those already on the committee. 
  2. If not already included in the above membership, the Chair of the Executive Committee will be a member. 
  3. The elected member shall be a member of the Executive Committee from among those representatives described in Article 5, Section 1, A1. 
  4. The term of service on the Finance Committee will be concurrent with the members' terms on the Executive Committee.
  5. The Finance Committee shall be co-chaired by the Chair of the Executive Committee and the Treasurer.

B. Duties

  1. The Finance Committee oversees all financial reporting and obligations and negotiates vendor contracts.
  2. The Finance Committee presents an annual operating budget to the Executive Committee for consideration and approval. Budgets approved by the Executive Committee are presented to the Members Council for approval at its spring meeting.

Article 6: Committees

The Executive Committee shall have the power to create, charge and dissolve all committees and task forces it deems necessary to conduct the work of the consortium.

Section 1: Committee chairpersons

A. When possible, chairpersons of the committees will be appointed from the Executive Committee to ensure communication and oversight.

B.If the Executive Committee does not appoint one of its members to serve as chair of a committee, the committee may recommend to the Executive Committee that one of its members to serve as chair for a two year term.

C. When the chairperson of a committee is not a member of the Executive Committee, the Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee shall appoint a member of the Executive Committee to serve as the liaison from the Executive Committee to the committee.

D. Chairpersons of committees who are not members of the Executive Committee will be invited to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee each semester to report on committee activities.

E. Membership on the committees shall take into account both sector and geographic representation.

Section 2: All VALE committees, their charges and their members shall be posted to the VALE website.

Article 7: Service Fee

 

Section 1: Purpose

 

Annually, as part of its budget process, the Executive Committee shall determine whether to recommend to the Members Council that a service fee be levied to all member institutions. The purpose of the service fee shall be to provide funds for the ongoing operating expenses of the consortium, including but not limited to such expenses as staff salaries, public relations materials and consultants.

Section 2: Approval

 

The amount of the service fee shall be determined by the Executive Committee and presented to the Members Council for approval, most usually as part of the annual budget process.

Article 8: Bylaws Revisions

The VALE Bylaws may be revised by a majority vote of those present at a meeting of the Members Council. Such action requires that all members of the Members Council receive a ballot and written documentation describing proposed revisions at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which such action is scheduled to occur and that adequate prior notification of such proposed action be given to all members.

Those Members Council members unable to attend the meeting may return their ballots to the moderator before the meeting by Email, fax or mail. These ballots must be received 24 hours before the meeting.

Approved, Council of NJ College and University Library Deans, University Librarians and Directors, June 21, 2002

Revised and Approved, Council of NJ College and University Library Deans, University Librarians and Directors, May 16, 2003

Revised and Approved, Council of NJ College and University Library Deans, University Librarians and Directors, September 23, 2005

Revised and Approved, Council of NJ College and University Library Deans, University Librarians and Directors, June 1, 2007

Revised and Approved, VALE Members Council, February 1, 2008.

Revised and Approved, VALE Members Council, June 13, 2013.

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and faculty for members | meetings & notes | website
Electronic Resources members | meetings & notes | website
Reference Services members | meetings & notes | website
Shared Information Literacy members | meetings & notes | website
Users’ Conference members | meetings & notes | website
Website members | meetings & notes | website

 

 

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The Executive Committee serves as the oversight committee within the Council for the ongoing operation and growth of VALE. Recommendations regarding the purchase of databases, other software and hardware; about issues pertaining to networking, training and documentation, publicity, and other collaborative projects, will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee. It is the role of the Executive Committee to ensure that VALE is meeting the needs of the academic library community by undertaking formal assessments and ongoing evaluation of VALE activities. The Executive Committee will seek external funding for the continued growth of VALE and will work within the academic library community to leverage collaborative purchasing with existing resources.

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