SCOPA is the Standing Committee on Professional Awareness. In 1985, a Task Force on Support for Professional Activity was formed and charged with reviewing the Yale Library's support for the professional development of librarians. Out of this Task Force came SCOPA, an official library committee charged by the University Librarian to oversee the implementation of the Task Force's recommendations for improving awareness among Yale librarians. To this end, SCOPA has increased professional activity and professional growth among librarians by creating and sponsoring lectures, training sessions, information sessions, and other events for the library staff. SCOPA has also acted upon special charges from the Librarian's office such as overseeing a review of the Library's Performance Expectations for Librarians.
Frequency of Meetings:
Monthly, except in the summer when they are as needed.
Diane Turner, Head of Library Human Resources.
Length of Service:
Term of Service of Members:
Appointed by the University Librarian. Appointments are staggered.
Selection of Chairman:
Appointed by University Librarian.
Term of Service of Chair:
SCOPA Professional Development Grants Subcommittee, Mentoring Program Subcommittee.
Principal Areas of Activity:
Administer SCOPA Grants Program, Maintenance of "Publications of Yale Librarians" Web page, Mentoring Program, various public programs (speakers, forums, lecture/demos, etc.).
Official Home Page:
Information Submitted By:
Return to Standing Committees