Statement of Purpose

Mission

The UC San Diego University Librarian’s Advisory Board brings together a group of distinguished individuals with a demonstrated commitment to the vision and goals of the UC San Diego Library. The Board’s mission is to provide support for the Library through annual philanthropic support of the Library, strategic introductions, networking with individuals and foundations, and facilitating and hosting local and regional events in order to help the Library realize its full potential as one of the nation's leading research libraries.

Meetings

Three board meetings are scheduled each year with additional collective or individual meetings in person or via telephone as required. The fall meeting is a longer planning meeting.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Understand and endorse the Mission, Vison, and Values of The Library.
  • Commit to serving at least one full term (3 years) on the Board.Three board meetings are scheduled each year with additional collective or individual meetings in person or via telephone as required. The fall meeting is a longer planning meeting.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled Board meetings and be prepared to discuss business outlined on the agenda.
  • Actively participate in the work of at least one committee of the Board.
  • Make a personally significant financial contribution to The Library of at least $2,500 annually.
  • Attend the Dinner in the Library annual fundraiser and encourage others to attend. Attend other library events as possible.
  • Promote the Library and its value when speaking with University leaders, alumni, the corporate community, neighbors, and friends.
  • Advise the Library on how best to tell its story to prospective funders.
  • Assist in fundraising activities such as the annual fund drive, and encourage others to contribute.
  • Host Library fundraising events in their homes.

Library Commitment

The UC San Diego Library commits to providing the following to the Board:

  • Privileged access to Library resources and services;
  • Regular insider communication about the Library and the University, including invitations to relevant events and meetings;
  • Opportunities to learn about overarching campus research and student initiatives;
  • Accurate, timely, and personal acknowledgement and stewardship of contributions;

Membership

The Board shall consist of 12-15 members, selected by the Board Chair and the University Librarian. The Board Chair shall be selected by the University Librarian. In seeking new members, the Board Chair and the University Librarian consider the skills and expertise of current members and look for commitment and diversity.

Service

The term of service for Board members shall be three years, at the end of which time a Board member may be asked to serve a second term. Standard service shall be for one or two three-year terms. However, when a Board Member has made an extraordinary contribution and is willing to continue, the Board Chair and the University Librarian may ask him or her to stay on for a longer period. Past Board members may be considered for new Board service after not having served on the Board for at least one year.

University Librarian's Advisory Board