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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
  • Senator or representative from each Faculty
  • Three librarians
  • Representative, Library professional support staff
  • Representative, Office of Advancement

Non-voting Members

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

Meeting Frequency

A minimum of four times a year

2020 / 2021 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Kim Baird Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Sharanveer Singh Student Senator August 31, 2021
Chris Burns Librarian August 31, 2021
Celia Brinkerhoff Librarian August 31, 2023
Rachel Chong Librarian August 31, 2023
Vicki Effertz Representative, Library Professional Support Staff August 31, 2023
Sherri Magson Representative, Office of Advancement August 31, 2023
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE    
Melissa Swanink Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation August 31, 2023
Maddie Knickerbocker Faculty of Arts August 31, 2023
Marti Alger, Chair Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Elise Strand Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Kathy Dunster Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
Bob Davis Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2022
John Shepherd School of Business August 31, 2021
John Belisle Wilson School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Sandy Vanderburgh Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Todd Mundle University Librarian Ex officio

2021 / 2022 Meeting Schedule

Location: Surrey Cedar Board Room

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
Monday, September 20, 2021 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021
Monday, January 24, 2022 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022
Monday, April 25, 2022 Wednesday, May 4, 2022 May 4, 2022 May 4, 2022

2020 / 2021 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams online 

You can access the meeting and agenda package through the links in the schedule below.
The Senate main page has more information on how to use MS Teams and participate in meetings. 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
Monday, September 21, 2020 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 November 4, 2020 November 4, 2020
  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - cancelled    
Monday, April 26, 2021 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021

Membership Archives

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Guramritpal Singh Student Senator August 31, 2020
Chris Burns Librarian August 31, 2021
Lisa Hubick Librarian August 31, 2020
Ulrike Kestler Librarian August 31, 2020
Vicki Effertz Representative, Library Professional Support Staff August 31, 2020
Sherri Magson Representative, Office of Advancement August 31, 2023
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE    
Chris Traynor, Chair Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2020
Brian Pegg Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Elise Strand Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Kathy Dunster Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
Bob Davis Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2022
John Shepherd School of Business August 31, 2021
John Belisle Wilson School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Sandy Vanderburgh Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate Ex officio
Todd Mundle University Librarian Ex officio

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
  Student  
Pamela Pittman Representative, Office of Advancement August 31, 2021
LIBRARY FACULTY AND STAFF    
Chris Burns Librarian August 31, 2021
Ulrike Kestler Librarian August 31, 2020
Lisa Hubick Librarian August 31, 2020
Vicki Effertz Library Staff August 31, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Chris Traynor, Chair Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2020
Brian Pegg Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Judy Lee Faculty of Health August 31, 2020
Tyron Tsui Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
Bob Davis Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2019
John Shepherd School of Business August 31, 2021
John Belisle Wilson School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Todd Mundle University Librarian Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex Officio

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Amanda Grey Student Senator August 31, 2018
Pamela Pittman Representative, Office of Advancement August 31, 2021
LIBRARY FACULTY AND STAFF    
Lisa Hubick Librarian August 31, 2020
Ulrike Kestler Librarian August 31, 2020
Linda Rogers Librarian June 30, 2018
Vicki Effertz Staff August 31, 2020
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Chris Traynor, Senator and Chair Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2020
Brian Pegg Faculty of Arts August 31, 2020
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2018
Judy Lee Faculty of Health August 31, 2019
Tyron Tsui Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
Bob Davis, Senator Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2019
John Shepard School of Business August 31, 2021
John Belisle School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Todd Mundle University Librarian Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex Officio

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Kimberley McMartin Student August 31, 2017
Debbie Mellenger Office of Advancement August 31, 2016
LIBRARY STAFF AND FACULTY    
Denise Dale faculty August 31, 2017
Ulrike Kestler faculty August 31, 2017
Linda Rogers faculty August 31, 2019
Vicki Effertz Staff August 31, 2017
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES    
Chris Traynor, Chair Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2017
Brian Pegg Faculty of Arts August 31, 2016
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2018
Judy Lee Faculty of Health August 31, 2019
Tyron Tsui Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2019
Bob Davis Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2019
John Shepherd School of Business August 31, 2016
Carolyn Robertson Wilson School of Design August 31, 2017
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Todd Mundle University Librarian Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Jennifer Au Vice-Chair of Senate Ex Officio

Meeting Archives

2019 / 2020

2018 / 2019

2017 / 2018

2016 / 2017

2015 / 2016

2014 / 2015

2013 / 2014

2012 / 2013

2011 / 2012

2010 / 2011

2009 / 2010

2008 / 2009

AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
March 25, 2009 March 25, 2009
May 13, 2009 May 13, 2009

Administrative Support: Senate Office