Senate Committee on Libraries

The Senate Committee on Libraries advises the University Librarian on matters relating to the operation of the Libraries and acts as the liaison between the Libraries and academic units and programs.

The committee meets monthly, September through to May.

Click here for the Committee's Terms of Reference

Annual Reports

Membership and Composition effective July 1, 2022 

  Name                                Faculty or Department       Composition

Adrienne Boyarin (Chair)
(term ends June 30, 2023)

12 faculty members representing the faculties and divisions (at least 2 of whom shall be members of Senate*)
Martha McGinnis
(term ends June 30, 2024)
Graduate Studies
Deborah Curran *
(term ends June 30, 2024)
Sylvia Pantaleo
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Tusa Shea
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Continuing Studies
(term ends June 30, 2025)
Engineering and Computer Science
Kirk McNally
(term ends June 20, 2023)
Fine Arts

Brian Thom
(term ends June 20, 2025)

Social Sciences
Hao Zhang
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Simon Minshall *
(term ends June 30, 2025)
Human and Social Development
Medical Sciences
Fraser Hof
(term ends June 30, 2025)
David Wu
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Student Senator  2 students, including 1 undergraduate student and 1 graduate student, at least 1 of whom must be a student member of Senate
Sarah Lane
(terms ends June 30, 2023)
GSS student representative
Oliver Schmidtke
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Director, Centre for Global Studies
1 Research Centre Director, selected by the Council of Centre Directors
Inba Kehoe
(term ends June 30, 2023)
Libraries, Reference Services

1 Librarian selected by Faculty Association Librarian's Committee

Matthew Koch
Department of History
President's nominee
(ex-officio, voting)
Jonathan Bengtson  University Librarian
(ex-officio, voting)
Wency Lum  Associate Vice-President Systems & Chief Information Officer
(ex-officio, voting)
Lisa Goddard 3 Associate University Librarians
(ex-officio, voting)
Lisa Petrachenko
Ry Moran
Kaelan Smith
University Librarian's Office Secretary