Working Committees and Groups

Information Content Analysis

Committee for the analysis of information content, established by Ordinance no. 2279/2017/GR of 11 October 2017.

Analyze information content to be purchased by the University Library (BU) and carry out studies to support the purchases.

Communication and Marketing

Committee mainly composed of BU librarians (appointed by Ordinance no. 998/2018/GR of 2 May 2018) in partnership with UFSC Communication Agency.

Plan, organize and coordinate the following communication and marketing activities within the scope of the University Library:
• promote educational campaigns;
• disseminate products and services;
• carry out opinion surveys of library users;
• define and monitor the library’s digital presence;
• plan exhibitions and events;
• create and develop visual communication;
• assist in events organized by other UFSC units or by the external community at BU.

Design of a Research and Scientific Data Management Support Service

Committee mainly composed of BU librarians (appointed by Ordinance no. 1202/2016/GR of 25 May 2016). Partnerships with other sectors and agencies that can contribute to its objectives will also be established.

Create and implement a support service for the research and management of raw research data at UFSC.

Information Reliability and Fight against Digital Misinformation

Committee that promotes actions and studies on the ethical and epistemological foundations for producing, disseminating and accessing reliable information. Its actions involve the verification of information sources, the strategies for combating misinformation and the ethical practices of sharing and creating information, especially in the digital environment.
Among the topics discussed by the committee are fake news, post-truth, alternative facts, fact check, information literacy, media literacy, reflective thinking and critical reading of information.
The committee is formed by BU librarians and other internal and external collaborators (appointed by Ordinance no. 1996-A/2018/GR of 29 August 2018).

Plan and institutionalize BU’s actions and services concerning information reliability. Possible projects/proposals:
• carry out training programs;
• produce tutorials and educational materials;
• carry out research and intellectual production;
• institutionalize the “BU em Debate” project;
• plan exhibitions and events;
• deliver presentations at Pint Science events;
• formalize or improve courses for the Research Support and Information Competence Service.


The committee is in charge of disseminating UFSC University Library (BU/UFSC)’s services and updates to the university community, ensuring its presence around the campuses.

Collection Development

The Collection Development Committee aims to define and implement criteria for the development and upgrade of the library collections. The committee includes representatives from the UFSC Academic Schools, as established in the Ordinance no. 1160/2018/GR of 23 May 2018.

Diagnosis of UFSC Institutional Repository

The committee, composed of BU librarians, aims to evaluate UFSC Institutional Repository and implement improvement actions. Partnerships with other sectors will be established according to Ordinance no. 2110/2016/GR of 14 September 2016.

Evaluate UFSC Institutional Repository and implement improvement actions.

Project Management

Committee established by Ordinance no. 2345/2018/GR of 31 October 2018 to develop projects that meet the various needs of the Library sectors and to search for submission calls to raise funds for their execution.

To write down projects that meet the needs of the University Library and that are suitable for submission calls.

Knowledge Management

The UFSC University Library is implementing knowledge management in all of its library units. This work has the support of a librarians committee (appointed by Ordinance no. 997/2018) and a partnership with the Graduate Program in Knowledge Engineering and Management at UFSC. The committee’s work is guided by the Framework – an outcome of a doctoral research – which is composed by several elements with specific verification criteria.

Implement knowledge management practices and projects based on the Framework, aiming to improve the flow and the mapping of information and knowledge in the UFSC Library System.

Management of BU Website

Committee established by Ordinance no. 01/BU/2014 to work on the University Library’s website management. This work started in 2013 due to the need of redesigning the BU website so as to better organize information according to the progress of services and resources offered by the Library to the community. After one year of work, the committee’s team was formalized by Ordinance no. 01/BU/2014. After the redesign of the website, a new ordinance was issued (Ordinance no.1603/2016/GR of 12 July 2016) to keep on with the management of the website.

• elaborate and monitor the execution of the BU website guidelines, such as: standardization of content inclusion/alteration procedures; appropriateness of the content posted; post formatting; content frequency and revising responsibility; among others;
• deliberate about the incorporation of new visual, technological and informational resources.

Management of the Central Library’s Collection

The committee was instituted in 2019 to establish criteria and guidelines for the management of the UFSC Central Library’s collection and to put the necessary measures into operation.

Process Mapping    

The committee began its work in 2015 due to the necessity, identified by the Knowledge Management Committee, of mapping and registering the processes of activities carried out by the BU collaborators. The committee was established by Ordinance no.1844/2015/GR of 27 October 2015.

• map the processes of UFSC Library system;
• register the activities executed.

Plagiarism and Research Misconduct

Temporary committee (4 months) composed of BU librarians and faculty members of the Department of Information Sciences (appointed by Ordinance no. 1385/2018/GR of 22 June 2018).

Study the aspects related to plagiarism and research misconduct in order to elaborate an institutional guidelines proposal.

Planning and Execution of the University Library Acquisition Processes

The committee was established by Ordinance no. 2399/2017/GR to work on the University Library acquisition processes.

Work on the acquisition processes.

Towards an Accessible BU

The committee is formed mainly by BU staff to discuss issues concerning people with disabilities and accessibility, so as to sensitize the library team and address the existing needs.

Inform, guide and assist the UFSC University Library staff on matters involving accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities, in order to promote an inclusive institutional culture through actions and services related to the University Library.

Information and Communication Technology in Libraries

The committe is formed by BU librarians and administrative assistants, a faculty member of the Information Science Program and an IT analyst (appointed by Ordinance no. 1272/2016/GR of 2 June 2016).

Study the appropriate information technologies for the activities of the University Library.

Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of people gathered around a common topic of interest. At BU, the emphasis relies on the actions related to its Training Program.

Promote the interaction among librarians involved in the BU Training Program as a way to encourage the exchange of information and experiences, the improvement of techniques and the development of new solutions for this service.

Audiodescription at BU

The group aims at carrying out studies to support the audio description of cartographic material available at BU and the development of tatile maps.

Selection, Conservation and Values associated to BU’s Special Collections

The group was created to develop studies, raise discussions and build knowledge about the means of selection, conservation and values associated to the BU/UFSC’s Special Collections.

COVID-19 Prevention

The group was established after the UFSC on-campus activities were suspended due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. It aims to propose safety measures for the library environment in the context of COVID-19.

User study

The group is in charge of developing a study in order to get to know the needs and expectations of the BU/UFSC users and evaluate the library services with a view to adapting them according to the university community’s needs.