Heads of Resource Sharing

Standing Committee

Committee Charge

The Heads of Resource Sharing (HRS) Committee provides oversight of BLC’s interlibrary loan service and makes recommendations to the BLC Board of Directors to enhance resource sharing services among the member libraries. The HRS Committee undertakes initiatives on its own, in cooperation with other BLC Communities, or at the request of the BLC Board of Directors.

Reporting to the BLC Board of Directors
The HRS Committee will provide an annual report to the BLC Board of Directors. One member of the BLC Board of Directors will serve as board liaison to the HRS Committee.


Angie Batson
Wellesley College


Members of the HRS Committee are appointed by the BLC Board of Directors based on their expertise and their role as ‘head’ of resource sharing within their institution. In accordance with the BLC’s bylaws and membership requirements, all member libraries are expected to have a representative on all Committees and each representative is expected to gather input on behalf of all relevant divisions, branches, autonomous libraries, etc., and speak for their institution. The BLC Executive Director will be an ex-officio member of the Committee.

The HRS Committee has two co-chairs selected by the collective membership who serve staggered, two-year terms, with the transition of chairs occurring in July. If one of the co-chairs becomes vacant three months or more before the end of their term, the remaining co-chair will seek volunteers to fill the remainder of the term.


The HRS Committee meets every two months and additionally as needed.

The co-chairs of the HRS Committee will meet jointly with the co-chairs of the Heads of
Resource Management (HRM) Committee and co-chairs of the Associate University Librarians
(AUL) Community of Practice (CoP) twice per year to set shared direction for the three groups,
identify areas of overlap and collaboration, and to map out joint projects.

The co-chairs will report back to the full HRS Committee after each meeting. The co-chairs will collectively engage with the Management Council following joint meetings.


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