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Now’s your chance to influence our license terms and negotiations with vendors

A lifetime ago (2018), we welcomed MCLS’s very own Jan Davidson to our Annual eResources Meeting to facilitate a conversation with collection development library staff about the future of purchasing at MCLS. 

Y’all were loud and clear! You wanted to identify dealbreakers in licenses to use in negotiations and just say no! You wanted non-disclosure and confidentiality clauses removed. And, you wanted less secrecy with pricing. We heard you and we’ve worked to incorporate these provisions into our agreements. But, there is still work to do! 

We invite you to continue talking about these and other important license issues, including open access concerns, as part of our first ever License Agreements Committee.  

Benefits of participating: 

  • Influence license agreement terms and negotiations at MCLS 
  • Advance knowledge of potential group purchasing changes 
  • Virtual networking with other participants through an email list 
  • Thanks and the appreciation of MCLS and your colleagues

Expectations of participants: 

  • Available up to four times per year for synchronous conversations from the comfort of your office or library (AKA virtual meetings) 
  • Willing to participate in honest, tactful conversations on the email list and during virtual meetings 

We’ll kick-off in May 2022.  

To accept your invitation, RSVP today!

Need to know more before committing? Contact Chrystal Pickell Vandervest at with ‘License Agreements Committee questions’ in the subject line.