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Committee Description: The Library Committee is the faculty advisory body for policy and planning for libraries throughout the university including the General Library System. In performing its functions, it shall consult with such groups and individuals as it feels may be able to provide valuable advice. These groups may include but are not limited to the Library Coordinating Council, committees for Memorial Library and the branch libraries, and others concerned with libraries of record and special campus libraries. It may request such reports on library budgets, personnel policies, and other topics as are necessary for it to make informed judgments and recommendations. It shall establish such subcommittees as are necessary to carry out its functions. 1. Reviews and makes recommendations on long range planning for the university’s library resources. 2. Reviews the performance of the libraries in supporting and assisting scholarly activities. 3. Monitors technical developments (such as automation or computerization) for the libraries. 4. Consults with and advises appropriate administrative officers on library budget matters. 5. Receives recommendations from departments and deans regarding the establishment, abolition or merger of libraries supported by university funds, and makes recommendations to the chancellor. 6. Gives advice on the allocation of resources among major library units and services. 7. Advises on the appointment of faculty members to search and screen committees for the senior administrative appointments in each major library unit.
Number of Student Seats: 3
2016-17 student appointees: Sean Owczarek, Chrissy Hursh, and one opening available
2015-16 student appointees: Jack Dorr, Sean Owczarek, Martin Rakacolli
Committee Chair: Karl Broman
What former student reps have said:
The library does not appear to do active polling of students, so this is some of the little student contact that high-level library admins get.