Library Advisory Committee

The Library Advisory Committee provides advice to the Libraries concerning materials and services needed by faculty and students in their teaching and research endeavors.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To facilitate communication between the Libraries and its academic clientele.
  2. To act as advocates of the Libraries in university-wide decision-making groups.
  3. To act as an advisory council to the Libraries administration.

Committee References

Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure


The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit, one college dean, and one department chair, all selected by the Committee on Committees (in consultation with the director of Libraries). Other members include an associate or senior instructional designer, one undergraduate student (appointed by the president of the Student Government Association) and one graduate student (appointed by the dean of the College of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation of the president of the Graduate Student Association). The director of the University Libraries shall serve as an ex officio member. The chair and vice chair of the committee shall be a faculty member of the committee elected at the first meeting at the beginning of each academic year. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered, with the exception of the student members, who shall serve for one year.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, contact the Faculty Senate Office for an interim or permanent replacement to be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.

Library Advisory Committee

Amanda Walden, Chair
Health Management and Informatics
College of Community Innovation and Education

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.

Meeting Materials

By the end of the Spring semester, the committee submits a brief annual report of the committees' activities. Below are the annual reports for the committee.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
Library Advisory Fall 2020 None
none 2019-2020
10-29-18 | 2-15-19 2018-2019
11-17-17 | 4-23-18 2017-2018
10-24-16 | 4-10-17 2016-2017
10-14-15 | 1-4-16 2015-2016
11-17-14 | 4-6-15 2014-2015
none 2011-2012



Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
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