The Regents Academic Committee on Libraries is an academic advisory committee established by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The membership consists of one voting member appointed by the President of each institution. In most cases, the member is the institution's library director, dean, or university librarian. The function of the committee is
- To make reports and recommendations concerning the improvement of instruction, curriculum, research, and service in matters related to libraries
- To exchange information and ideas
- To improve resource sharing and coordination of services between units of the University System
- To consider any other matters requested by the Senior Vice Chancellor or his/her representatives.
RACL meets twice yearly. During other times, business is conducted via e-mail and through the RACL Executive Committee.
RACL is responsible for initiating a number of resource sharing activities including GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library and GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries), the University System's integrated library management system, including GIL Express, a statewide lending system.
Draft May 17, 2005.