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Committee on Libraries

Terms of Reference

The Committee on Libraries is a Standing Committee of Senate with the following specific areas of responsibility.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

The Committee shall:

  1. Recommend to Senate, as appropriate, broad policies concerning the Library in support of the University’s strategic plans and academic priorities.
  2. Review and advise on planning documents and reports as they relate to the Library and advise Senate and others, as appropriate, on library and information service developments which are of academic significance to the University.
  3. Review resource allocation policies as they relate to the Library’s strategic plan.
  4. Facilitate and advise on communication between the University community and the Library.
  5. Meet at least twice per semester during the academic year and submit an annual report to Senate.

Composition

The Provost (or delegate), Chair
The Trenholme Dean of Libraries
Chairs of the Library Advisory Committees (including Macdonald campus)
Three faculty members appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate Nominating Committee
Two librarians appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate Nominating Committee
One administrative and support staff member from the University Libraries appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate Nominating Committee
Student Members:
Two undergraduate students
One graduate student
One Continuing Education student
One student representative of Macdonald Campus
Committee Secretary

Source: Senate Minute 5, September 26, 1990
Amendments: Senate Minute 75, February 13, 1993
Senate Minute 129, March 23, 1994
Senate Minute 5, March 4, 1998
Senate Minute 7, May 14, 2003
Senate Minute 12, December 1, 2004
Senate Minute 10, May 24, 2006
Senate Minute IIB4.2, May 20, 2009

Membership (3-year renewable terms)

The Provost (or delegate), [Professor Ghyslaine McClure] – Chair
The Trenholme Dean of Libraries [Professor C. Colleen Cook]

Chairs of the Library Advisory Committees (including Macdonald Campus):
Professor Andrea Bernasconi (Life Sciences)
Professor Martin Chénier (Macdonald Campus)
Professor Gillian Lane-Mercier (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Ram Jakhu (Law)
Professor Nigel Roulet (Science)

Three faculty members appointed by Senate:
Professor Kenneth Boris (English, Arts) – 2016
Professor David Ronis (Chemistry, Science) – 2016
Professor Robert Murgita (Microbiology and Immunology, MEDICINE) – 2017

Two librarians appointed by Senate:
Mr. Christopher Lyons (Osler Library) – 2016
Ms Anaïs Salamon (Islamic Studies Library) – 2016 

One administrative and support staff member from the University Libraries appointed by Senate:
Ms. Elizabeth Gibson (Humanities and Social Science Library) – 2015

One Graduate Student: Robyn Biggar
Two undergraduate students:
Erin Sobbat
Lawrence Angel
One Continuing Studies student: TBD
One student representative of Macdonald Campus: Jiawen Zhou

Secretary: Ms Erin Minnett