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KU Libraries’ Leadership Highlights of national leadership positions held by Dean Haricombe:

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) in North America: Coordinator PubMed Central, US National Library of Medicine: Advisory committee member

Research Library Consortium, South Africa: Executive management academy team member

Scholarly Publications and Academic Resources Council (SPARC): Steering committee member (‘12); chair (‘13-‘15)

Association of American Universities (AAU) / Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Task Force on Scholarly Communication: Member

The Dean’s Vision It is an honor for me to share with you news of the incredible progress being made at KU Libraries. As we embarked recently on a strategic planning process—engaging every level of the organization—our work was driven by one question: Given the changing landscape of higher education and the dynamic ambition of our institution, how must the libraries transform over the next five years? Out of this collective planning effort came a renewed vision and mission, as well as a strengthened resolve to serve the needs of today’s scholars. We envision KU Libraries to be a strategic institutional asset that develops and delivers new methods of creating and supporting knowledge resources. We will enrich teaching and learning, and fuel research at KU and worldwide. Our mission is to advance discovery, innovation and learning for KU, for the state of Kansas and for a rapidly expanding community of world scholars. We equip our students for a knowledge-driven, global society, and we support research and scholarly communication through collaborative opportunities at KU and beyond. I encourage you to reach out to us and learn more about the steps being taken to enhance KU Libraries’ position as an invaluable resource for the university and global research community. Your continued support and advocacy enable us to build upon previous accomplishments and inspire us to set our sights for the future ever higher. Thank you.

lorraine j. haricombe Dean of Libraries

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Leadership “ KU Libraries are an essential asset for our campus, community and state. Dean Haricombe and her colleagues have created a welcoming environment where students and faculty, as well as the community, can find expert guidance, invaluable research resources in both the staff and collections, and a place for quiet study and collaborative learning alike.

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A roadmap for the future fter countless hours of work by staff members throughout KU Libraries, we unveiled a new strategic plan—a living document meant to serve as a roadmap as we prioritize our opportunities and align our resources to advance our vision and mission. An organizational review

KU ScholarWorks

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KU ScholarWorks is the open access repository for scholarly works created by KU faculty and students.

8,728 items


theses and dissertations

6,708 items

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Like the broader goals for KU defined in Bold Aspirations, our objectives are ambitious. They are premised on the understanding that the libraries are responsible not only for the cultivation, discovery and dissemination of information, but also for facilitating learning, research and knowledge creation. By achieving these goals, we support and encourage outstanding research, teaching and learning across the university.



team continues to assess the libraries’ current structure and recommend changes which will enable us to better meet those goals; the team’s first report was received in February 2013.

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works authored or edited by kU faculty members

2,020 items were added to ScholarWorks last year alone, increasing the overall collection by


New ScholarWorks communities added or newly highlighted the work of


KU faculty and students


A resolve to tr an Below: KU students with copies of Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land, the 2012 KU Common Book. Photo courtesy of Steve Puppe.

Above: Jennifer Roach was recently hired as KU’s first e-sciences librarian for engineering. Photo courtesy of KU Marketing Communications.

apid change— in technology, educational initiatives, budgetary issues and scholarly communication—pervades the research library environment. This dynamic nature demands agility in the planning process to be responsive to emerging needs. Case in point: We recently welcomed Jennifer Roach, KU Libraries’ new e-sciences librarian for engineering. This is a new position created to respond to needs in a digital era. We are committed to advancing the academic mission and strategic plan of the university, and librarians like Jennifer will be key players in these endeavors. First-year success. In support of campus retention and persistence initiatives, the libraries are

Right: Congressman Kevin Yoder (center) visits with Dean Haricombe and guests at an Open Access Week event. The Kansas representative visited KU to speak about his cosponsorship of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). Photo by Luke Englert.




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Right: Graduate students in French 720 with instructor Bruce Hayes (center), associate professor of French, and Fran Devlin (to the right), subject librarian for French and Italian.

Library Faculty Highlights

nsform and adapt working to develop first-year experience programming. In doing so, we have created a full-time position to collaborate with the new Office of First-Year Experience at KU. Already this past fall, we played a vital role in planning and implementing several new campus undergraduate learning efforts, including the new Common Book program. One university. We also seek to develop a robust and coordinated approach to scholarly publishing, scholarly communication and copyright services. KU—the first public institution to pass a facultyled open access policy—is an international leader in open access. Since launching the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) in 2011, we have seen membership continue to grow. Through this flourishing alliance of universities and research centers, we have created a networked community to advocate for scholarly publishing reform and share best practices for managing open access initiatives. Last October, KU Libraries held a series of events in conjunction with the international Open Access Week and announced the creation of a $50,000 “One-University” open access publishing fund. This critical resource will support KU faculty and staff authors who make published research available through the more than 8,000 open access journals.



1.66 MILLION TOTAL Watson 452,400

Spencer Research 8,318 Music & Dance 74,177

Regents Center 62,910

Art & Architecture 30,210

Anschutz 765,840 Spahr Engineering 266,767

Jill becker now serves as firstyear experience coordinator for KU Libraries, working with colleagues at the libraries and across campus to create a shared academic experience for new students. karen Cook, special collections librarian at Spencer Research Library, was awarded a research sabbatical last year. Karen continued her work regarding map designer George Bellas Greenough. Fran Devlin received the Anschutz-Budig Outstanding Librarian Award. Her efforts have resulted in an excellent model of faculty-librarian collaboration for designing course-embedded research instruction that promotes information literacy at the graduate level. Ada emmett is serving as a visiting associate professor and special assistant to the dean for scholarly communication at Purdue Libraries this academic year. Ada is known internationally as a leader in the open access movement. Geoff Husic, Slavic and near east studies librarian, received the Budig Distinguished Librarian Award. Geoff’s research is an exceptional combination of his natural talent with languages and his diligence as a cataloger.

Background: Nicaraguan campaign propaganda, 1984. Frente Sandinista de LiberaciĂłn Nacional (FSLN). Courtesy of the Charles Stansifer Collection.

With your support, we can continue to provide world-class collections, up-to-theminute resources and innovative services at the intellectual heart of the KU campus.

Below: Dr. Eliot Berkley (seated) visits Spencer Research Library for a small reception honoring his collection gift. Photo by Kristina Crawford.

Consider showing your advocacy and support by joining or renewing your membership in the Vosper Society. Named for celebrated librarian and former director of KU Libraries Robert Vosper (1913-1994), the Vosper Society honors those who demonstrate interest in and support for KU Libraries’ purpose, vision and potential as an essential partner for scholarship at KU and beyond.

To learn more, join or renew, visit www. To learn about specific giving opportunities, contact Debbie McCord: or 785-832-7372.

Vosper Society

Above: Stuart Roberts, the first Sanders

Library Scholar, completed the fellowship funded by Bill Crowe in December of 2011. After graduating, Roberts moved to New York to pursue opportunities in book and magazine publishing. Photo by Claire Dooley.

Stewardship n fiscal year 2012, KU Libraries received more than one million dollars in support from many remarkable gifts of collections and funds. Two such contributions were made by William J. (Bill) Crowe, whose passion and expertise have benefited the Libraries for more than 20 years. His support established the Raymond W. and Dorothy J. Sanders Library Scholars Fund. Named for the parents of his late wife Nancy Sanders,

the $250,000 endowed fund provides resources to inspire new generations to pursue careers in librarianship. Crowe’s generosity also has made possible a $50,000 endowed Sanders-Crowe Library Fund, named for his late wife and their daughter, Kate. This fund will enable the libraries to preserve and promote Kansas history. A new gift from Dr. Charles Stansifer, KU professor emeritus and longtime advocate and supporter of the libraries, ensures the collections he helped establish will continue to grow and flourish. The gift of $100,000 created the endowed Charles Stansifer Fund for Literature on Latin America. A former director of the KU Center of Latin American Studies, Stansifer previously donated his personal collection and papers, including items from Central and South American countries. Stansifer’s collection, built over

2011-12 exPeNDITUReS Collections: 36%

more than five decades, contains thousands of items. A gift of 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century rare books from Dr. Eliot S. Berkley to KU’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library offers scholars new insights into the period in such diverse topics as religion, philosophy, military and political history, geography, biography, social commentary and science. The gift significantly expands Spencer’s holdings of European literature from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment.

Overall operating expenses: 7% Annex: 2.5% Student employees: 4% Fringes: 13% Salaries: 37.5%

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2012 Annual Review  

The University of Kansas Libraries' review of accomplishments from 2011-12 and a glimpse of priorities moving forward into next year

2012 Annual Review  

The University of Kansas Libraries' review of accomplishments from 2011-12 and a glimpse of priorities moving forward into next year