Islamic Studies Library Advisory Committee

The role of the Islamic Studies Library Advisory Committee is to advise the library on policy matters relating to collections, services and specific user needs.

Terms of reference

  • Review and advise on planning documents and reports as they relate to the Islamic Studies Library
  • Advise others as appropriate on library and information service developments
  • Facilitate and advise on communication between the University Community and the Library
  • The committee shall meet twice a year.

Composition of the Committee

The committee shall consist of:

  • A minimum of two professors representing the Institute of Islamic Studies, including the Chair
  • One undergraduate student representative and one graduate student representative
  • The Head Librarian of the Islamic Studies Library
  • The Trenholme Dean of Libraries, the Dean of Faculty of Arts (or delegate), and the Secretary of the Committee are ex officio members

Other faculty or library members may be asked to participate on the committee for certain periods of time as resource persons.

Appointment

  • Faculty members are appointed by the Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Student members are appointed by the World Islamic and Middle East Studies Students Association (WIMESSA) and the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC)
  • Secretary of the Committee is nominated by the Library

Duration of appointment

  • For faculty members, the term of office is two years renewable at the discretion of the Faculty
  • For students, the term of office is one year, renewable at the discretion of the Middle East Studies Students Association (MESSA) and the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC)
  • For the Secretary of  the Committee, the term of office is two years renewable at the discretion of the Library

Members of the Committee

  • Professor Robert Wisnovsky, Director of the IIS, Chair, 2016-2018
  • Professor Pasha Mohammad Khan, IIS, 2017-2019
  • Ommu-Kulsoom Abdul-Rahman, World Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (WIMESSA) representative, 2017-2018
  • Sabeena Shaikh, McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC) representative, 2017-2018
  • anais.salamon [at] mcgill.ca (Anaïs Salamon), Head Librarian, ISL
  • jillian.mills [at] mcgill.ca (Jillian Mills), Senior Library Clerk, ISL,  Secretary of the Committee
  • jeffry.archer [at] mcgill.ca (Jeffry Archer), Associate Dean, User Services, McGill Library
  • Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries

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