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University Library Advisory Committee

Membership: 7 Faculty (one from each college, Library, and graduate studies), 2 Staff (1 of whom is non-library) 2 Students, 1 ex officio (director of the library services). Members will serve a three-year term and can serve two consecutive terms.   When consecutive terms have been served, a three-year break must occur before serving again.

Description: The committee serves as a faculty, student, and staff advisory body to the Director of Library Services. The committee’s primary role in representing campus faculty, students and staff include:

  1. Advising on general policies regarding collections, services, instructional programs and infrastructure, as well as on major new initiatives and assessment processes.
  2. Advising on budget allocations necessary to provide the type and quality of library resources and services needed by the university community.
  3. Advocating on behalf of the library regarding funding needs relevant to the library’s services, resources, and infrastructure.
  4. Participating in strategic visioning and goal setting.
  5. Considering broad national issues pertinent to scholarly communication, open access, and the role of the university library in teaching and research, and communicating its perspectives, as appropriate, within the committee and externally to the university community.
  6. Facilitating communication with and obtaining feedback from the university community with regard to library collections, programs, services, infrastructure, and communication mechanisms. The chair of the University Library Advisory Committee also serves as an ex officio member of the Woodward Library Society (friends of the library) Board of Directors.

(Approver: Provost/SVPAA)

2020-2021 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term
Pat Perdew Faculty, CoSTEM Student Success 2018-2021
Bobette Bouton Faculty, CoE Teaching and Learning 2019-2022
Paul Nicodemus Faculty, CoBHS Psychology 2018-2021
Christina Chester-Fangman Faculty, Library Research and Instruction 2020-2023
Mercy Cannon, Chair Faculty, Graduate Studies Languages & Literature 2018-2021
Amy Ritchart Faculty, CoAL Communication 2018-2021
Gloria Miller Faculty, CoB Management & Marketing 2018-2021
Michelle McGowan Staff Admissions 2018-2021
Jennie Rhodes Staff ID Cards 2020-2021
Stephon Jenkins Student Student Representative 2020-2021
Brandyn Benfatto Student Student Representative 2020-2021
Joe Weber Library Director ex officio

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the University Library Advisory Committee, please contact:

Mercy Cannon, Chair
Email: cannonm@apsu.edu