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Teams & Committees

PASCAL libraries collaborate on key issues through the work of multiple teams including standing committees, task forces and working groups. These teams are vital to the work of our consortium. Teams are made up of faculty and staff at PASCAL member libraries who contribute their time and expertise.  A PASCAL staff member typically serves ex officio to help facilitate the work of our teams. Per our committee guidelines, PASCAL seeks to include representatives from all types of member institutions --public colleges, research universities, technical colleges and private colleges and universities - on all teams.

Call for Volunteers - April 2024

PASCAL is currently seeking volunteers to serve on its standing committees and working groups for a two year term beginning July 1, 2024.

Content Committees

SLSP Working Groups

Faculty and staff at all PASCAL member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply. Committee & Working Group members serve a two-year renewable term with a limit of two successive terms.

To be considered, please complete the Volunteer Form by 5pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Standing Committees

  • Affordable Learning Committee - Provides support for affordable learning initiatives in the state; expands awareness of affordable learning principles, practices and opportunities through training and professional development.
  • Collaborative Collection Committee  – Provides oversight of, and recommendations for, PASCAL collaborative collection planning, programs, practices, strategies, and assessment.
  • Consortial Purchasing Committee (CPC) – The CPC has been responsible for advising and coordinating content purchases since 2001, for both purchases using state funds and institutional (opt-in) funds. They provide oversight of, and recommendations for, content most appropriate for acquisition.
  • E-book Collection Committee - Responsible for coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the PASCAL shared e-book program.
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee - Supports PASCAL and its member institutions in developing and promoting a diverse workforce and to foster EDI in policies, practices, programming, and services both internally and externally.


Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) Teams:

  • Shared LSP Steering Committee
  • Implementation & Management Team
  • Access & Resource Sharing Working Group
  • Cataloging and Metadata Working Group
  • E-Resources & Acquisitions Working Group
  • Discovery, Reference, & User Experience Working Group
  • Systems Working Group
  • Training Working Group

Task Forces & Working Groups:

  • Non-Returnables Task Force (January 2022)
  • Shared Collections & Print Management Task Force

Inactive Standing Committees and Task Forces:

  • Affordable Learning Task Force (changed to a standing committee effective July 2020)
  • Catalog Design Committee
  • Common Collection Committee (split into into two standing committees; the Collaborative Collection Committee and E-Book Collection Committee effective July 2020)
  • Universal Borrowing Committee
  • Document Review Task Force
  • Engaging Stakeholders Working Group

Inactive SLSP teams:

  • Collaborative Governance Task Force
  • Library Services Platform Leadership Team
  • RFP Working Group
  • E-Resources & Knowledgebase Management Working Group 
The Statewide Electronic Library for Higher Education is coordinated by PASCAL, its members and other partners. Funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, PASCAL member libraries, and grants.
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