Senate Committee on Libraries

Calendar

Thursday, October 12, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m., McLennan Library Building
Friday, November 25, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m., McLennan Library Building
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m., McLennan Library Building
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m., McLennan Library Building

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 2, May 20, 2009
Senate Minute Oct 20 2010

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 Jerry Aldridge (Macdonald Campus)
Professor Gillian Lane-Mercier (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Ram Jakhu (Law)
Professor Ronald Gehr (Science and Engineering)

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:
Ms. Tara Mawhinney (Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering) – 2018
Ms. Dawn McKinnon (Collection Services, McGill Library) – 2018

One administrative and support staff member from the University Libraries appointed by Senate:
Ms. Mary Lourenço (Nahum Gelber Law Library) – 2018

One Graduate Student: Shaun Retallick

Two undergraduate students:
Evan Vassallo
Lawrence Angel

One Continuing Studies student: Belisario Solana

One student representative of Macdonald Campus: Ruojun June Liu

Secretary: Ms. Erin Minnett

Note: Terms are 3-years renewable

Minutes

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