Library Committee

Charge:

The Library Committee is responsible for facilitating communications between the Library and faculty and student users; serving as the sounding board for the Library to try out ideas, plans for the future, proposed policies and goals prior to presentation to the campus community; and advising the provost on matters pertaining to the general policies affecting the university’s libraries, including such matters as needs, plans, budget, functions and operational procedures.

Appointment:

Terms are three years for faculty, two years for deans and one year for students.  Faculty members may not serve consecutive terms.  Student members may be reappointed for an additional year but may not serve three consecutive years.  Faculty or student members who miss more than two called meetings per academic year through non-excused absences shall be dismissed from the committee and replaced by a new members. 

Operating Procedures:

The committee shall develop its own operating procedures subject to the approval of the provost.  The committee is responsible for setting its own agenda under the general guidelines contained in the charge section.  Copies of any minutes or reports are to be provided to the officer to whom the committee reports, to the Faculty Senate and to the University Library.  The chairperson may be invited to visit the Faculty Senate to inform the Senate of the activities of the committee during the year.

Chairperson:

The committee will be chaired by a vice provost appointed by the PSVPAA and the president of the Faculty Senate. The chairperson should be mindful that it may be necessary to call meetings of the Library Committee during the summer months.

Membership:

See below membership code.

Name College/Department Membership Code Term Began Term Ends
Buelinckx, Hendrika College of Architecture
1a
2014 2017
Dickerson, Trenton Student Member
3
2014 2015
Duhan, Dale Rawls College of Business
1a
2014 2017
Howell, Boon Student Member
3
2014 2015
Mengel, Susan College of Engineering
1a
2014 2017
Ortiz, Rebecca College of Media and Communication
1b
2013 2016
Ray, David College of Arts and Sciences
1b
2014 2017
San Francisco, Michael Honors College
2
2014 2016
Taylor, Colette College of Education
1b
2014 2017
Dukes, Earnstein University Libraries
4
Ex-officio  
Farmer, Michael President of Faculty Senate
6
Ex-officio  
Stewart, Rob Office of the Provost
5
Ex-officio  

Membership Code:

  1. Six (6) members of the faculty (Three year appointment)
    1. Three (3) members will be designated by the PSVPAA
    2. Three (3) members appointed by Faculty Senate
  2. Two (2) deans (Two year appointment)
  3. Two (2) students (One year appointment)
  4. Dean of Libraries, Ex-officio
  5. Vice Provost appointed by PSVPAA to serve as chair, Ex-officio
  6. President of Faculty Senate to serve as chair, Ex-officio