6.46. Library Committee

A.    MEMBERSHIP. The Library Committee shall consist of the following members:

1.    Eight faculty members, two from each faculty division, to serve four-year terms; two of these shall be elected each year by the faculty at large.
2.    Two members of the academic staff. No member of the library staff may serve as a voting member of the committee.
3.    Two members of the university staff. No member of the library staff may serve as a voting member of the committee.
4.    Three students, at least one of whom shall be an undergraduate student and at least one a graduate student, to serve one-year terms.
5.    Four nonvoting library staff members: the director of the General Library System, ex officio; one other member of the chancellor’s Library Coordinating Council, elected by the council to serve a two-year term which shall rotate among its members; two academic or faculty library staff members, elected by academic and faculty library staff members to serve two-year terms; one of these shall be elected each year.
6.     One nonvoting member from the Office of Budget, Planning, and Analysis and one nonvoting member representing the provost. These members shall be appointed by the provost.

B.    FUNCTIONS. The Library Committee is the faculty advisory body for policy and planning for libraries throughout the university including the General Library System. In performing its functions, it shall consult with such groups and individuals as it feels may be able to provide valuable advice. These groups may include but are not limited to the Library Coordinating Council, committees for Memorial Library and the branch libraries, and others concerned with libraries of record and special campus libraries. It may request such reports on library budgets, personnel policies, and other topics as are necessary for it to make informed judgments and recommendations. It shall establish such subcommittees as are necessary to carry out its functions.

1.    Reviews and makes recommendations on long range planning for the university’s library resources.
2.    Reviews the performance of the libraries in supporting and assisting scholarly activities.
3.    Monitors technical developments (such as automation or computerization) for the libraries.
4.    Consults with and advises appropriate administrative officers on library budget matters.
5.    Receives recommendations from departments and deans regarding the establishment, abolition or merger of libraries supported by university funds, and makes recommendations to the chancellor.
6.    Gives advice on the allocation of resources among major library units and services.
7.    Advises on the appointment of faculty members to search and screen committees for the senior administrative appointments in each major library unit.