Library Penalties Appeal Committee

Standing committee (Reporting to Senate Library Committee)

Last Updated June 17, 2019
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Chair Elected by and from voting members of the Committee     Glenn Chapman
Senator As on the Senate Library Committee 2 years May 31, 2021 Elise Chenier
Senator 2 years May 31, 2021  
Undergraduate Student 2 years May 31, 2021  
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2020 Hassan Khattak
Graduate Student 2 years May 31, 2021  
Graduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2020  
Head of Loans Division, Library Ex-officio Secretary (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.

Purpose

To consider cases wherein an individual feels unjustly penalized for an infraction of the Library Loan Policy and to make the final decision.

Procedure

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.

Meetings

The Committee generally meets once a year in either the Spring or the Fall semester dependent on the number of appeals submitted.

Quorum

A quorum shall be three voting members.

Vice-Chair

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

Reports