Senate Library Committee

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last Updated September 29, 2022
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Vice-President, Research Chair, Ex-officio (voting)     Dugan O'Neil
Vice-President, Academic Ex-officio (voting)     Elizabeth Elle
University Librarian Secretary, Ex-officio (voting)     Gwen Bird
Associate Dean of Libraries (on a rotating basis among ADLs) Ex-officio (non-voting) 2 years May 31, 2023 Natalie Gick
Dean of Lifelong Learning (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, 2023 Danny Leznoff
Senator 2 years May 31, 2023 Judit Nagy
Undergraduate Student 2 years May 31, 2023 Priyanka Dhesa
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2024 Anastasiya Zhukova
Graduate Student 2 years May 31, 2023 Kate Elliot
Graduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2024  
Faculty Member (Applied Sciences) Elected by Senate 2 years May 31, 2023 Ljiljana Trajkovic
Faculty Member (Arts and Social Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2024 Michael Everton
Faculty Member (Business Admin.) 2 years May 31, 2024 Geoffrey Poitras
Faculty Member (Communication, Art & Technology) 2 years May 31, 2023 John Maxwell
Faculty Member (Education) 2 years May 31, 2024  
Faculty Member (Environment) 2 years May 31, 2023 Hugo Cardoso
Faculty Member (Health Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2023  
Faculty Member (Science) 2 years May 31, 2023 Vance Williams
Librarian Elected by Librarian Employee Group 2 years May 31, 2023 Yolanda Koscielski
Library Staff Member Elected by Library Staff Employee Group 2 years May 31, 2024 David Kloepfer
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 strategy and operations of the Library. The areas of advice include the following:
    • liaison between the library and academic programs
    • the library needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community
    • establishing collections priorities and the alllocation of the library collections budget
    • review of library performance data
    • review of major changes in library strategy, systems or operations
    • promotion to the campus community of the library's services, collections, and expertise
    • monitoring the continuing response to regular external reviews of the library, which are conducted every seven years
  2. Advises the Vice President, Research & International on matters relating to the size of the Library budget.
  3. Recommends substantive changes in library policies.
  4. Advises the University Librarian on SFU copyright policies and related education, technology and communication issues.
  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

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