Committees and Task Forces

Table of Contents
Access Services Committee
Communications Task Force
Ebook Task Force
Finance Advisory Committee
IT Maintenance Interest Group
Journal Discovery Task Force
MUG Planning Task Force
OPAC Task Force
OverDrive Collection Development Team
Policy Advisory Committee
Technology Advisory Committee
Union Catalog Committee

 

Access Services Committee (2009- )

This Committee reviews and recommends resource sharing, circulation, and ILL policies and procedures at the consortium level. In 2011 its focus was the Marmot & Prospector Project, during which Access Services Task Force members were the Prospector coordinators for their libraries. In 2012 the ASTF was converted to a standing Committee to maintain and improve resource sharing "Best Practices". See ASC home page in Marmot wiki; Patron-Placed Holds Help; and ASC email list.

  • Nathalie Crick (Pitkin) & Oak Smith (Wilkinson/Telluride), Co-Chair
  • Chris Cook, Basalt
  • Michelle Dover, Bud Werner/Steamboat Springs
  • Karen Neville, Colorado Christian University
  • Becky Bernal, Colorado Mesa University
  • Marcie Beard, Colorado Mountain College
  • Anne Johnson, Eagle Valley
  • TBA, Englewood
  • Amelia Shelley, Garfield County
  • Bob Puglisi, Gunnison County
  • Laurie Gomez & Wynell Webster, Mesa County
  • Shelly Fratzke, MCVSD#51
  • Martha Durgy, Pitkin County
  • Jeff Donlan, Salida Regional Library
  • Joyce Dieraur & Sarah Nordholm, Summit County
  • Liz Willhoff, Town of Vail
  • Tiffanie Wick, Western State Colorado University
  • Keith Dedman, Marmot

Communications Task Force (2012- )

This Task Force was formed at the Council meeting in May 2012 to focus on communications activities supporting one goal in the Strategic Plan: "Foster collaborative learning by sharing expertise in meetings, training, & task forces." See CommTF home page in Marmot wiki and CommTF email list.

  • Sean Hanson, Marmot, Chair
  • Alysa Selby, Bud Werner
  • Shane Ratzell, Colorado Christian University
  • Sarah Smith, Colorado Mountain College
  • Kevin Williams, Colorado Mountain College
  • Anne Johnson, Eagle Valley
  • Nancy Trimm, Gunnison County
  • Shana Wade, Mesa County
  • Amy Sieving, Wilkinson Public Library

Ebook Task Force (2011- )

The Ebook Task Force was formed in 2011 to evaluate new ebook vendors and purchase plans; to look at platforms for downloading ebooks; to discuss options for lending ebooks and ebook readers; and to test ebook enhancements in the Marmot catalog. This task force is evaluating the "Douglas County Model" in a consortium environment. See EbookTF home page in Marmot wiki; Evoke Task Force site at Colorado State Library; and EbookTF email list.

  • Jaclyn Kuusinen, Bud Werner/Steamboat Springs, Chair
  • Nicole LeBoeuf, Adams State University
  • Chris Cook, Basalt
  • Chris Painter & Alysa Selby, Bud Werner/Steamboat Springs
  • Alfredo Pinto, Colorado Christian University
  • Yuliya Lef, Colorado Mountain College
  • Diane Levin, Eagle Valley
  • Dorothy Hargrove, Englewood
  • Jordan Fields & Amy Shipley, Garfield County
  • Debra Reich, Gunnison County
  • Jennifer Murrell & Sharlene Harvey, Mesa County
  • Jocelyn Durrance, Drew Brookhart, Nathalie Crick & Susan Keenan, Pitkin County
  • Vic Mabus, Salida
  • Joyce Dierauer, Summit County
  • Jo Norris, Town of Vail
  • Alison Farnham, Sarah Landeryou & Amy Sieving, Wilkinson/Telluride
  • Mark Noble, Marmot

Finance Advisory Committee

This Committee is appointed by the Marmot Board President to advise the Board regarding Marmot Budget, Fee Schedule, Financial Policy, and Investment Policy. See Finance Committee home page in Marmot wiki.

  • Joseph Sanchez, Mesa County, Chair
  • Dorothy Hargrove, Englewood
  • Drew Brookhart, Pitkin County
  • Jeff Donlan, Salida
  • Joyce Dierauer, Summit County
  • Jimmy Thomas & Mary Vernon, Marmot
  • Gayle Gunderson, Marmot Executive Board

IT Maintenance Interest Group (2009-    )

This interest group reviews workstation hardware, software, and network requirements; evaluates new technologies; and makes recommendations to the Executive Director. See Maint email list.

  • Sean Hanson, Marmot, Chair
  • Carolyn Peters, Bud Werner/Steamboat Springs
  • Anne Johnson, Eagle Valley
  • Amelia Shelley, Garfield County
  • Nancy Trimm, Gunnison County
  • Shelly Kilgas & Michelle Gardner, Grand County
  • Shana Wade, Mesa County
  • Shelly Fratzke, MCVSD#51
  • Karen Haywood, Pitkin County
  • Jo Norris, Town of Vail
  • Jason Stow & Mary Pickens, Marmot

Journal Discovery Task Force (2010-2011)

In 2011 the Journal Discovery Task Force evaluated products designed to solve federated search problems in WebFeat and 360 Search. The Task Force posted a Journal Discovery RFP and Product Evaluation 2010-11 recommending Summon by Serials Solutions, which was implemented by 11 member libraries. In 2012 individual libraries decided whether to renew Summon, implement another product, or drop journal discovery products altogether.

MUG Planning Task Force

This group plans the annual Marmot User Group workshop. See MUG Annual Meeting Page.

  • Laurie Gomez and Shana Wade, Mesa County
  • Jo Norris, Town of Vail
  • Alysa Selby, Bud Werner
  • Mary Walsh, ASU
  • Nancy Trimm, Gunnison County
  • Mary Vernon & Mary Katherine Katzer, Marmot

OPAC Task Force (2009-2012)

In 2009 the OPAC Task Force evaluated next-gen OPAC options and recommended VuFind. See Next-Gen OPAC Search 2009-10. Members of this task force guided VuFind development (see Sprint demos 2010-12); and took responsibility for OPAC requirements during the Marmot ILS evaluation of 2011.

OverDrive Collection Development Team

This team purchases OverDrive materials for the Marmot Digital Library collection shared by all members. Overdrive email list.

  • Joyce Dierauer, Summit County, Chair
  • Nicole LeBoeuf and Mary Walsh, Adams State College
  • Chris Cook, Basalt Library
  • Alysa Selby and Chris Painter, Bud Werner
  • Alfredo Pinto, Colorado Christian University
  • Paul Roland, Colorado Mesa University
  • Yuliya Lef and Kristen Weber, Colorado Mountain College
  • Diane Levin, Eagle Valley
  • Karin Martin and Dorothy Hargrove, Englewood
  • Amy Shipley, Garfield County
  • Debra Reich, Gunnison County
  • Jennifer Murrell, Gail Yerbic, Shana Wade and Shawna Bird, Mesa County
  • Genevieve Smith, Jeff Bradley and Jocelyn Durrance, Pitkin County
  • Kristen Baldwin, Rampart Library District
  • Vic Mabus and Jeff Donlan, Salida
  • Amy Sieving and Sarah Landeryou, Wilkinson Public
  • Nancy Gauss, Western State Colorado University
  • Mary Katherine Katzer, Marmot

Policy Advisory Committee

This Committee is appointed by the Marmot Board President to review and update Marmot Bylaws, Employee Handbook, and Marmot Policies & Procedures.

  • Amanda Workman, Englewood Schools, Chair
  • Mindy White, Colorado Mountain College
  • Jaci Spuhler, Eagle Valley
  • Mary Vernon & Jimmy Thomas, Marmot
  • Gayle Gunderson, Marmot Executive Board

Technology Advisory Committee (2011)

This Committee was appointed by the Marmot Board President to investigate ILS upgrade or migration options. In 2011 TAC recommended Marmot continue to use Millennium for 2 more years, then consider new options again in 2013. See ILS Evaluation 2011.

Union Catalog Committee (2009- )

The Union Catalog Committee (UCC, fka Database Task Force DBTF) sets policies and procedures to maintain a high-quality union catalog. Its scope includes cataloging, acquisitions, and serials activities by member libraries; indexing specifications; rules for bib record match & overlay; local variants of MARC standards; and authority control processing. The UCC currently focuses on cataloging practices for a growing variety of e-resources. See Union Catalog Policy, UCC home page in Marmot wiki; and UCC email list or Acquisitions email list.

  • Angela Smith, Englewood, Chair 2014-2016
  • Mary Walsh, Adams State University
  • Gail Owens, Basalt Regional Library
  • Alysa Selby, Bud Werner/Steamboat Springs
  • Karen Neville, Colorado Christian University
  • Jamie Walker, Colorado Mesa University
  • Kevin Williams, Colorado Mountain College
  • Anne Johnson, Eagle Valley
  • Amy Shipley, Garfield County (past-chair 2009-2014)
  • Shelly Fratzke, MCVSD#51
  • Carol McArdell, Pitkin County
  • Maggie Hindley, Rampart Library District
  • Vic Mabus, Salida Regional Library
  • Sarah Nordholm, Summit County Libraries
  • Jo Norris, Town of Vail
  • Shannon Eagles, Western State Colorado University
  • Amy Sieving, Wilkinson Public Library
  • Mary Katherine Katzer, Marmot