Senate Standing Committee on the Library

Mandate

The areas of advice include the following:

  1. Advise the University Librarian on matters relating to the operation of the library and act as a liaison between the library and all fields of instruction and research and scholarship.
    1. Establishing collection priorities and budgets between all fields of instruction and research and scholarship
    2. Determining priorities for library budget requests and the use of library space and facilities
    3. Monitoring the continuing response to library surveys and reviews
    4. Overseeing strategic planning objectives
    5. Reviewing proposed major changes in library systems and operations
    6. Reviewing accomplishment of annual objectives
  2. Report to Senate at least once a year
  3. Other duties as assigned by Senate

Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Student senator or student representative
  • Faculty senator or representative from each Faculty
  • Three librarians
  • Representative, Library support staff
  • Representative, Office of Advancement

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • University Librarian
  • Representative, Open Education

Meeting Frequency

A minimum of four times a year

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Guntas KocharStudent RepresentativeAugust 31, 2024
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2024
Karen Meijer-KlineLibrarianAugust 31, 2025
Allison RichardsonLibrarianAugust 31, 2026
 Representative, Library Support Staff 
 Representative, Office of Advancement 
FACULTY SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES  
 Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation 
Jennifer WilliamsFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2026
 Faculty of Educational Support and Development 
Elise StrandFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2025
 Faculty of Science 
John SinghFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Erin AshenhurstWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
 Representative, Open Education 

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Wednesday, September 6, 2023Wednesday, September 20, 2023September 20, 2023September 20, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023Wednesday, November 15, 2023November 15, 2023November 15, 2023
Wednesday, February 28, 2024Wednesday, March 13, 2024March 13, 2024March 13, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - in personMay 8, 2024May 8, 2024

Membership Archives

2022 / 2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Devang PanchaniStudent RepresentativeAugust 31, 2023
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2024
Karen Meijer-KlineLibrarianAugust 31, 2025
Rachel ChongLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Vicki EffertzRepresentative, Library Support StaffAugust 31, 2023
Sherri MagsonRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2023
FACULTY SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Melissa SwaninkFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2023
Maddie KnickerbockerFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Marti Alger, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Elise StrandFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2025
Kathy Dunster, Vice-ChairFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
 Faculty of Trades and Technology 
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Erin AshenhurstWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
Urooj NizamiRepresentative, Open EducationAugust 31, 2025

2021 / 2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
 Student Senator or student representative 
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2024
Celia BrinkerhoffLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Rachel ChongLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Vicki EffertzRepresentative, Library Support StaffAugust 31, 2023
Sherri MagsonRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2023
FACULTY SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Melissa SwaninkFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2023
Maddie KnickerbockerFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Marti Alger, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Elise StrandFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Kathy DunsterFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Erin AshenhurstWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
 Representative, Open Education 

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Sharanveer SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2021
Celia BrinkerhoffLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Rachel ChongLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Vicki EffertzRepresentative, Library Professional Support StaffAugust 31, 2023
Sherri MagsonRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2023
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE  
Melissa SwaninkFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2023
Maddie KnickerbockerFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Marti Alger, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentDecember 31, 2021(Post Term)
Elise StrandFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Kathy DunsterFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
John BelisleWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Guramritpal SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2020
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2021
Lisa HubickLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Ulrike KestlerLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Vicki EffertzRepresentative, Library Professional Support StaffAugust 31, 2020
Sherri MagsonRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2023
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE  
Chris Traynor, ChairFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2020
Brian PeggFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Marti AlgerFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Elise StrandFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Kathy DunsterFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
John BelisleWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
 Student 
Pamela PittmanRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2021
LIBRARY FACULTY AND STAFF  
Chris BurnsLibrarianAugust 31, 2021
Ulrike KestlerLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Lisa HubickLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Vicki EffertzLibrary StaffAugust 31, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Chris Traynor, ChairFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2020
Brian PeggFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Marti AlgerFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Judy LeeFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
Tyron TsuiFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
John BelisleWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx Officio

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Amanda GreyStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2018
Pamela PittmanRepresentative, Office of AdvancementAugust 31, 2021
LIBRARY FACULTY AND STAFF  
Lisa HubickLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Ulrike KestlerLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Linda RogersLibrarianJune 30, 2018
Vicki EffertzStaffAugust 31, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Chris Traynor, Senator and ChairFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2020
Brian PeggFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Marti AlgerFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2018
Judy LeeFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2019
Tyron TsuiFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Bob Davis, SenatorFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
John ShepardMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
John BelisleSchool of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx Officio

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Kimberley McMartinStudentAugust 31, 2017
Debbie MellengerOffice of AdvancementAugust 31, 2016
LIBRARY STAFF AND FACULTY  
Denise DalefacultyAugust 31, 2017
Ulrike KestlerfacultyAugust 31, 2017
Linda RogersfacultyAugust 31, 2019
Vicki EffertzStaffAugust 31, 2017
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES  
Chris Traynor, ChairFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2017
Brian PeggFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2016
Marti AlgerFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2018
Judy LeeFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2019
Tyron TsuiFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
John ShepherdMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2016
Carolyn RobertsonWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2017
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Todd MundleUniversity LibrarianEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Jennifer AuVice-Chair of SenateEx Officio

Meeting Archives

2022 / 2023

2021 / 2022

2020 / 2021

2019 / 2020

2018 / 2019

2017 / 2018

2016 / 2017

2015 / 2016

2014 / 2015

2013 / 2014

2012 / 2013

2011 / 2012

2010 / 2011

2009 / 2010

2008 / 2009

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