Susan K. Smith, Head of the Engineering and Science Libraries, has been asked to serve on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Library Advisory Council for a two-year term in 2013 and 2014. Formed in 1999, the IEEE Library Advisory Council (LAC) is a group of international, corporate, academic, and government librarians who consult with IEEE about their information resources. This committee informs IEEE of the needs of the end user and library community. Members also contribute ideas to enhance existing products and help shape future products.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE has more than 425,000 members in more than 160 countries. With more than 3 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, it has approximately 8 million downloads each month. IEEE has 1,400+ standards and projects under development; publishes 148+ transactions, journals, and magazines and sponsors over 1,300 conferences in 80 countries.