Committee on Libraries

COMPOSITION (SEE TERMS OF REFERENCE)

MEMBERSHIP (2023-2024)

Provost and Executive Vice-President (Academic), or delegate, Chair, ex officio TBD (delegate)
Trenholme Dean of Libraries, ex officio Professor Guylaine Beaudry
Chairs of Library Advisory Committees Professor Fernando Altamura (Macdonald Campus Library) - 2024
Professor Khalid Medani - 2024
Professor Michael Fronda (Humanities and Social Sciences Library)
Professor Genevieve Saumier (Nahum Gelber Law Library)
Professor Julie Cumming (Marvin Duchow Music Library)
TBD (Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering)
Three faculty members appointed by Senate Professor René Provost (LAW) - 2024
Professor Miltiades Paliouras (Research, FMHS) - 2025
Professor Elizabeth Elbourne (History and Classical Studies, ARTS) - 2026
Two librarians appointed by Senate Ms. Natalie Waters (Interim Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship, LIBRARIES) – 2024
Mr. Joseph Hafner (Associate Dean, Collection Services, LIBRARIES) - 2025
One administrative and support staff member from the University Libraries appointed by Senate Mr. Carlo Della Motta (Associate Director, McGill University Collections Centre, LIBRARIES) - 2026
Two Undergraduate Students Muhammad Saif Qureshi (Engineering)
Kiran Singh (Arts)
One Graduate Student TBD
One Macdonald Campus Student Blake Callan
One Continuing Studies Student TBD
Committee Secretary Ms. Natalie Phillips-Elgar

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 and Executive Vice-President (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
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