Research and Publication Committee

Helping you with your research needs…

RPC Grant Program


The Library Research and Publication Committee is a standing committee of the Library Faculty established to encourage research and publication among Library Faculty and Academic Professionals by:

  • providing monetary support
  • bringing alternate sources of funding to the attention of the Library Faculty and Academic Professionals
  • stimulating interest in and discussion of research ideas and methodologies among librarians
  • providing practical criticism of and support for research projects
  • advancing Library research and publications within the University community.

The Committee reviews and approves or disapproves funding requests for student wages, graduate assistants, travel to other research collections, photocopying, manuscript preparation, data analysis, the creation of illustrations, editing for non-native English speakers, etc. The Committee sponsors occasional brown-bag series that focus on library research.

Membership Details

The Committee of five faculty members and one academic professional is appointed by the University Librarian, with the advice of the Executive Committee. The chair is appointed by the University Librarian. Committee members serve two-year staggered terms, and may be appointed to one successive term.


Meeting Details

The RPC meets monthly throughout the academic year and all meetings are open except when we are reviewing applications. Please contact the chair if you would like to attend a meeting.