University Libraries Committee

Charge and Membership

Meeting approximately four times per year, the University Libraries Committee advises the Dean of Libraries and the University administration on broad policies relating to the libraries and library services. Examples of issues on which the Committee offers advice include but are not limited to circulation policies, collection development, acquisitions funds, user services, and space needs and utilization. The Committee further seeks to develop and disseminate information on library and research needs, library concerns from and affecting various segments of the university community, and present and future library services.

The Committee advises the Dean of Libraries and makes recommendations to the Provost on library-related matters.


8 Faculty
1 Graduate Student and 2 Undergraduate Students
1 Administrator and 1 Ex-Officio - Dean of University Libraries or designee.

Committee Roster


Karen Collins
Assistant Director of Research Administration


Janet Hulm
Alden Library


Charles Buchanan
Interdisciplinary Arts

Rebecca Dingus

Trina Gannon

Laura Harrison
Counseling and Higher Education

Joseph McLaughlin
Associate Professor of English

Uzoma Miller

Sarah Rist
Assistant Professor Marketing

Mark Turner

Graduate Student

John Essel

Undergraduate Students

Kelsi Saunders

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.