University Senate                                                                      Proposed: May 4, 2007

Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO RENAME

THE SENATE LIBRARIES COMMITTEE

AND UPDATE ITS COMPOSITION AND JURISDICTION

 

 

WHEREAS      the Libraries Committee has as its appropriate focus academic information resources and services, and

 

WHEREAS      other information technology and academic matters are addressed by the Education Committee and the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, and

 

WHEREAS      this matter has been thoroughly reviewed by the proponent committees;

 

BE IT RESOLVED      that the Senate By-laws be amended to set forth the name, composition and jurisdiction of the Libraries Committees as follows, and that the University Senate approve this proposal.

 

 

The Committee on Libraries and Digital Resources shall consist of 17 members apportioned as follows: 6 tenured faculty, 2 non-tenured faculty, 3 students at least one of whom will be a graduate student, 2 administrators, 2 officers of the libraries, 1 officer of research, and 1 alumnus.

 

The shall review and recommend University policies relating to the University's libraries, information resources, and academic computing programs. The Committee shall attend to all aspects of the University's storage, accessing and retrieval of information whether in analog or in digital form, and to all aspects of information services that support the academic work of the University, in consultation with other Senate committees (e.g. the Education Committee, and the Committee on Information and Communications Technology).  

 

Proponents:

Structure & Operations Committee

Libraries Committee

 


Current Libraries Committee mandate

The Committee on Libraries and Academic Computing Facilities shall consist of 17 members apportioned as follows: 5 tenured faculty, 2 non-tenured faculty, 3 students, 1 administrator, 2 administrators or administrative staff from the computer center, 2 library staff, 1 officer of research, and 1 alumnus. One of its faculty members shall be familiar with the University’s computing facilities, and one student member shall be a graduate student and frequent user of the University’s computer facilities.

 

The Committee shall review and recommend University policies relating to the libraries and computer facilities in support of the University’s educational purposes. The Committee shall review both short- and long-term policies relating to the operation of the University bookstore and offer suggestions for improvements. The Committee shall work with the libraries, computer facilities, and the University bookstores, as well as the President and the Trustees to implement such policies.

 

 

Mandate proposed to the Senate on March 30th

The Committee on Libraries and Digital Resources shall consist of 15 members apportioned as follows: 5 tenured faculty, 2 non-tenured faculty, 3 students at least one of whom will be a graduate student, 1 administrator, 2 library staff, 1 officer of research, and 1 alumnus.

 

The Committee shall review and recommend University policies relating to the University’s libraries and information resources. The committee shall attend to all aspects of the University’s storage, accessing, and retrieval of information whether in print or in digital form. The Committee shall work with the libraries, the information technology offices of the University administration, the Committee on Education, and the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, as well as the President and the Trustees, to implement such policies.