John Irwin, the Head of Access Services and an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University Libraries, has been selected to fill one of the vacancies on the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc. (PALCI)’s EZ Borrow Advisory Council.
PALCI membership consists of nearly 70 academic and research libraries (including Seton Hall University Libraries), private and public, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York. Member institutions range from small liberal arts colleges to publicly funded universities to ARL institutions to the State Library of Pennsylvania. Libraries in PALCI have holdings in excess of 36 million volumes and a combined FTE of more than 500,000 students.
During his term, which will run from November 2016 through June 2017, Professor Irwin will be advising on services and system enhancements to improve access to member collections. Member libraries enjoy an active program of resource-sharing, cooperative purchasing, collaborative collection development, and professional engagement.