Humanities and Social Sciences Library Advisory Committee

Terms of reference

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library Advisory Committee (HSSLAC) is made up of faculty members representing units in the Faculty of Arts as well as students representing the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and the Post Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS).

The membership shall be for a two-year term and shall consist of: A minimum of three (3) Social Sciences representatives, three (3) Humanities representatives; one (1) Faculty of Education representative; one (1) Faculty of Management representative; one (1) PGSS representative; two (2) AUS representatives (preferably one from Social Sciences and one from Humanities); one (1) Education Undergraduate Society representative; one (1) Management Undergraduate Society representative; and the Head Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

Members are recommended by the Arts Nominating Committee and by their respective student societies and are appointed by the Faculty of Arts Council.  The Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library Advisory Committee has a seat on the Senate Committee on Libraries.

The Committee’s role is to advise the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library on policy matters relating to collections, services and specific user needs, and to consider questions under review by the Senate Committee on Libraries. Such matters may include:

  • hearing reports from the library in order to share with colleagues and to form subcommittees to work on special projects (such as conducting surveys of colleagues);
  • bringing awareness to colleagues regarding services provided by the library;
  • participating in the recruitment of professional staff as appropriate;
  • ensuring communication flows with units and acting as a forum for discussing concerns and issues related to academic libraries;
  • assisting in relationship-building with the units and the library;
  • serving as a contact for students and colleagues.

Chair & Associate Dean (Academic Administration and Oversight), Faculty of Arts

gillian.lane-mercier [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Gillian Lane-Mercier) - Département de langue et littérature françaises
514-398-4428

Faculty & Departmental Representatives (2016-17)

Faculty of Arts

Department of English
kenneth.borris [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Kenneth Borris)

Department of History and Classical Studies
travis.bruce [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Travis Bruce)

Département de langue et littérature françaises
frederic.charbonneau [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Frédéric Charbonneau)

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
fernanda.macchi [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Fernanda Macchi)

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
laura.beraha [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Laura Beraha)

Department of Political Science
william.roberts3 [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. William Roberts)

School of Information Studies
charles.julien [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Charles-Antoine Julien)

Faculty of Education
alain.breuleux [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Alain Breuleux)

Faculty of Management
TBA

Student Representatives

Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) 
TBA

Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) President
president.aus [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Becky Goldberg)

Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Vice-President (Academic) 
academic.aus [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Erik Partridge)

Faculty of Education Student Representative
TBA

Faculty of Management Student Representative
TBA

Humanities and Social Sciences Library Representative
Head Librarian - robin.canuel [at] mcgill.ca (Robin Canuel)

 

 

 

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