The Library Resources Council (LRC) is responsible for improving the quality of scholarly resources that
support the advancement of academic excellence at Rutgers University. It was inaugurated in July 2008 as a
successor to the former Collection Development Council and the Technical Services Council. The Council:
- proposes and plans system-wide programs;
- provides advice and consultation in its areas of expertise to the library faculty and administration;
- makes operational and policy decisions on issues within its areas of responsibility;
- brings issues forward to the Planning and Coordinating Committee and to the library administration as appropriate;
- communicates in a timely manner on discussions, decisions, and other matters of concern with the library faculty and staff;
- implements programs and procedures that support its decisions, consulting with the User Services Council and with various committees as needed.
Council members are expected to analyze, synthesize, and communicate information to the groups that they
represent. Likewise, faculty members are expected to communicate regularly with Council representatives on
all matters that Councils should be addressing.