The role and purpose of the Web Advisory Committee are to work with the webmaster to develop continuously the presence of the Rutgers University Libraries on the World Wide Web. The Libraries web pages enable remote and on-campus users to access the Libraries electronic resources, provide information about library services and personnel, and facilitate communication and work among library faculty and staff. They are an important component in our development of the Rutgers Digital Library Initiative.
Members of WAC will advise the webmaster on making new electronic resources available and solicit and provide content for creation and expansion of needed web pages. At the same time, members will advise on University and Libraries design, editorial standards, and policies and support their use.
Members of WAC are a critical communication link in the Web development process. Each member will, upon request, conscientiously give and gather opinions in development situations and will supply updates on developments to others in the Libraries. All members of the committee are expected to create good will and excitement across the campuses about developing, expanding, and using new and powerful online information tools and resources.
The Web Advisory Committee is a subgroup of the User Services Council, and members are appointed by the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services.