Library Committee

Purpose of Committee

The University Library Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the University Library on matters of general policy, planning, programs, goals, and objectives. Each School and the College of Arts and Sciences based on size has from one to three representatives on the committee. There are also two student representatives and an additional representative from the library management team. Appointments are for a period of two years and renewable. The committee meets twice each semester. The responsibilities of the committee are as follows:

  1. Advises and reviews library policies for instruction, resources, services, and the facility.
  2. Advises regarding library services, especially innovation, for the campus community.
  3. Discusses budgetary issues for books, journals, databases, media, etc.
  4. Reviews benchmarking reports with peer institutions for resources, staffing, and services.
  5. Reviews the annual report for Copley Library.
  6. Fosters communication with and keeps faculty and other constituency groups informed of major library issues.
  7. Ensures the library is connected with and supports the University’s academic programs.
  8. Serves as an advocate for Copley Library.

Membership of Committee

  • Theresa Byrd, Dean of the University Library
  • Cynthia Avery (Student Affairs) 
  • Hugh Ellis (Biology)
  • Halina Duraj (English)
  • Michael Epstein (Copley Library)
  • Melissa Gibbons (School of Engineering)
  • Kristopher Hall (SOLES)
  • Maria Kniazeva (School of Business)
  • Ann Mayo (School of Nursing)
  • Traci Merrill (OSP) 
  • Dustin Sharp (KIPJ)
  • Jonathan Sandy (School of Business)
  • Abraham Stoll (CAS)
  • Sam White (Graduate Student)


2021-2022 Meetings,

Last meeting date was November 21, 2021
Working on meeting dates for spring semester