As of April 2016, GILS transitioned from a bib group to a common knowledge group (CKG). The bylaws governing the bib group, last updated in 2005, were replaced by the CKG Charter below.
Government Information Libraries (GILS)
Common Knowledge Group Charter
1. Summary and Scope of Work:
The GILS CKG is a standing group of experts and pioneers in the area of Government Information. This CKG communicates with and provides support to the UC Libraries Advisory Structure but does not make system-wide policy decisions, manage projects or project teams, or oversee ongoing services. The GILS CKG does make recommendations for system-wide purchases and license agreements within the scope of individual members’ purchasing authority.
The GILS CKG provides a forum for members to share information about projects, services, and collections related to government information at the International, Federal, California and local level and other matters of concern to government information professionals. The goals of the group are to improve University-wide collections and access to government information in printed and electronic formats, and to facilitate communication and the sharing of expertise among government information librarians. The GILS CKG also serves as a resource for information professionals with new or added responsibility for government information in the UC system and CKG member libraries.
2. Key Expectations
The GILS CKG will:
3. Membership and Terms of Appointment
The GILs CKG is open to staff members on each campus who have responsibility for the development and management of government information collections. The group may include CDL, Stanford, the California State Library (CSL), CSU and other California academic libraries as non-voting, non-chairing members. To seek membership interested parties should contact the GILS CKG Chair (or co-Chairs). Members are appointed indefinitely dependent on their continued responsibilities in this area.
The Chair or co-Chairs are librarians who will serve a two-year term commencing September 1st,. Nominations including self-nomination for Chair are due May 1st, with elections held by June 30th. Elections will take place via email, with simple majority needed to confirm Chair by June 30th.
Current members include:
Berkeley: Jim Church, Julie Lefevre, Nick Robinson, Jesse Silva
Davis: Juri Stratford
Irvine: Brian Williams
Los Angeles: Maria Jankowska, Joseph Yue
Merced: Jim Dooley
Riverside: Ken Furuta
San Diego: Kelly Smith, Annelise Sklar
Santa Barbara: Shari Laster, Angela Boyd
Santa Cruz: Lucia Orlando
4. Communication and Meetings
This CKG’s communication responsibilities are to:
1. Communicate regularly through the use of two listservs;
2. Post and maintain a historical record of meeting minutes and reports, accessible to all interested UC Libraries staff
Submitted April 6, 2016