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 (2022-2023)

The Provost (or delegate), Chair:

  • Professor Christopher Buddle, Associate Provost (Teaching & Academic Programs)

The Trenholme Dean of Libraries:

  • Professor Guylaine Beaudry

Chairs of the Library Advisory Committees:

  • Professor Valerio Hoyos-Villegas (Macdonald Campus Library)
  • Professor Michael Fronda (Humanities and Social Sciences Library)
  • Professor Allison Christians (Nahum Gelber Law Library)
  • Professor Robert Funnell (Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering)
  • Professor Julie Cumming (Music Library)
  • Professor Michelle Hartman (Islamic Studies Library)

Three faculty members appointed by Senate:

  • TBD
  • Professor Elizabeth Elbourne (History and Classical Studies, ARTS) – 2023
  • Professor Miltiades Paliouras (Research, MEDICINE) - 2025

Two librarians appointed by Senate:

  • TBD
  • Ms. Natalie Waters (Head librarian, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering) - 2024

One administrative and support staff member from the University Libraries appointed by Senate:

  • Mr. Carlo Della Motta (Library Supervisor, Humanities and Social Sciences Library) – 2023

Two Undergraduate Students:

  • TBD
  • TBD

One Graduate Student:

  • TBD

One Continuing Studies Student:

  • TBD

One Macdonald Campus Student:

  • Charlotte Chan

Secretary:

  • Ms. Paola Colapelle (interim: Ms. Julie Degans)
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