Library Penalties Appeal Committee
Standing committee (Reporting to Senate Library Committee)
|Chair||Elected by and from voting members of the Committee|
|Senator||As on the Senate Library Committee||2 years||May 31, 2021||Dan Laitsch|
|Senator||2 years||May 31, 2021||Geoffrey Poitras|
|Undergraduate Student||2 years||May 31, 2021||Abhishek Parmar|
|Undergraduate Student (Alternate)||2 years||May 31, 2020||Hassan Khattak|
|Graduate Student||2 years||May 31, 2021||Kimberly O'Donnell|
|Graduate Student (Alternate)||2 years||May 31, 2020|
|Head of Access Services, Library||Secretary, Ex-officio (non-voting)||Mark Christensen|
NOTE: In general an "alternate" member is invited to attend meetings when a regular member is not available. Please confirm the role of the alternate member on this committee with the committee secretary.
To consider cases wherein an individual feels unjustly penalized for an infraction of the Library Loan Policy and to make the final decision.
Any individual who is aggrieved by the decision of the Loans Division of the Library concerning penalties may petition, in writing, to the Head of the Division that the case be considered by the Library Penalties Appeal Committee. The individual or his/her designated representative will be notified by letter/telephone of the date of the meeting and may speak to the Committee on the grievance. The Loans Division will provide documentation for the Library and the individual or his/her designated representative may contest the evidence or enter any circumstances that may be germane. The decision of the Committee is final.
The Committee generally meets once a year in either the Spring or the Fall semester dependent on the number of appeals submitted.
A quorum shall be three voting members.
The Vice-Chair is elected annually.
Penalties imposed will be suspended while an appeal is waiting to be heard by the Committee. The fines which have been paid and which are subsequently deemed unfair by the Committee will be refunded