Student Library Advisory Committee

What is it?

The overall goal of the Student Library Advisory Committee is to enhance library services to better meet evolving student needs. We engage in open conversation about library resources and services.

Students on the committee will provide constructive feedback to help improve library resources, services, and physical and digital spaces. You will develop ideas for creating a better student experience at the library. In 2020/21, the Committee will operate entirely online.

Expectations of Students:

  • Look for opportunities to improve our library and communicate the needs of students to library staff
  • Facilitate and strengthen communication between the library and the general student body
  • Participate in and/or help to recruit students for user research
  • Attend committee meetings

Council Membership

  • Up to 20 student members representing a broad cross-section of faculties and years of study from both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Committee for the 2020/21 year will be a much smaller group.
  • Two library staff members, who will co-chair the group. The 2020/21 co-chairs are Shelley Gullikson and Ryan Tucci, with assistance from Maureen Leslie. Depending on the issues to be discussed, other library staff members may be invited to meetings.

Operating Policies

  • Co-chairs: library staff members will co-chair the group
  • Agendas: One co-chair calls for agenda items from all members
  • Notes: Notes will be taken at every meeting by one of the co-chairs. All meeting notes will be made publicly available after approval by the committee.
  • Library staff members will report to Library leadership and will provide updates to library committees as appropriate
  • There is no requirement for quorum for the committee.

Co-chairs are committed to transparency of process including reporting results of decisions related to student suggestions and ideas. 

Meeting Notes

Content last reviewed: January 27, 2021