Senate Library Committee

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last Updated October 19, 2019
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Vice-President, Research Chair, Ex-officio (voting)     Joy Johnson
Vice-President, Academic Ex-officio (voting)     Elizabeth Elle
University Librarian Secretary, Ex-officio (voting)     Gwen Bird
Associate Librarian Ex-officio (non-voting)     Natalie Gick
Dean of Continuing Studies (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Judy Smith
Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Ex-officio (voting)     Jeff Derksen
Senator Dual positions SLC/LPAC
Elected by Senate
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  
Faculty Member (Applied Sciences) Elected by and from respective Faculties 2 years May 31, 2021 Ljiljana Trajkovic
Faculty Member (Arts and Social Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2020 Christine Kim
Faculty Member (Business Admin.) 2 years May 31, 2020 Anthony Chan
Faculty Member (Communication, Art & Technology) 2 years May 31, 2021 John Maxwell
Faculty Member (Education) 2 years May 31, 2020 Ozlem Sensoy
Faculty Member (Environment) 2 years May 31, 2021 David Burley
Faculty Member (Health Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2021  
Faculty Member (Science) 2 years May 31, 2021 Vance Williams
Librarian Elected by Librarian Employee Group 2 years May 31, 2021 Jennifer Zerkee
Library Staff Member Elected by Library Staff Employee Group 2 years May 31, 2020 Ashley Edwards
Recording Secretary Ex-officio (non-voting)     Susie Smith

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.

Terms of Reference

  1. Advises the University Librarian on matters relating to the operation of the Library and the liaison between the Library and academic departments and programs. The areas of advice include the following:
    • monitoring the continuing response to the Library Review Report recommendations and organizing subsequent reviews every five years
    • liaison between the Library and academic programs
    • establishing collections priorities
    • review of Library performance data
    • review of major changes in Library systems or operations
  2. Advises the Vice President, Research on matters relating to the size of the Library budget.
  3. Approves guidelines for the allocation of the Library materials budget between various fields of instruction and research.
  4. Recommends changes in rules and regulations for the operation of the Library, such as the Loan Policy.
  5. Reports to Senate annually concerning its activities and the operation of the Library.

Meetings

The Senate Library Committee meets 1-2 times per semester on a Monday from 2:30pm - 4pm. The dates are usually set at the beginning of the semester.

Quorum

A quorum shall be seven voting members.

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes

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