Library

Composition

Elected from Senate
14 Senators (including 4 student members and 2 convocation members)

Ex Officio
Chancellor
President
University Librarian
An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President
Director, School of Information
Registrar (non-voting)

Quorum: 5 voting members (Senate minutes January 21, 2004)

Terms of Reference
  • To advise and assist the University Librarian in developing a general program of library services for all the interests of the University; and, more specifically, in:
    • keeping informed about the library needs of students, instructional and research staff, and the public, and in keeping the academic and wider community informed about the Library;
    • responding to the opportunities and challenges presented to the Library by changes in its institutional, technological, and commercial environments;
    • defining the functions of the Library and of library services within the University and wider community, and promoting a clear vision of the Library’s role;
    • ensuring that the Library maintains its capacity to preserve, manage, and develop its collections;
    • securing budgets in support of those goals; and
    • determining the optimal use of Library space and facilities.
  • To report to Senate on matters of policy and practice under discussion by the Committee.
  • To make recommendations to the Senate with respect to rules for the management and conduct of the Library (in accordance with the terms of the University Act).
Membership

Elected from Senate
Francis Andrew
Dr. Elisa Baniassad
Dr. Brenna Bhandar
Lawrence Burr (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Julie Cool
Dr. Darren Dahl
Dr. Chunping Dai
Dr. Andrea Esteves
Kareem Hassib (Student)
Kyle Rogers (Student)
Taushifa Shaikh (Student)
Dr. Santokh Singh
Dr. Rickey Yada
Solomon Yi-Kieran (Student)

Ex Officio
Chancellor
President
Dr. Bhushan Gopaluni, Associate Vice-President Academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President
Dr. Erik Kwakkel, Director, School of Information
Dr. Susan Parker, University Librarian
Dr. Rella Ng, Registrar (non-voting)

Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Minutes
Thursday, 5 October 2023 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 9 November 2023 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 14 December 2023 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 11 January 2024 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 8 February 2024 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 14 March 2024 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 11 April 2024 2:30-4 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday, 9 May 2024 2:30-4 pm IKBLC 240A

Minutes from Previous Meetings

Date Minutes
Thursday, 20 April 2023 PDF
Thursday, 16 March 2023 PDF
Thursday, 16 February 2023 PDF
Thursday, 19 January 2023 PDF
Thursday, 15 December 2022 PDF
Thursday, 24 November 2022 PDF
Thursday, 27 October 2022 PDF
Thursday, 15 September 2022 PDF

For meeting minutes prior to September 2022, please contact vancouver.senate@ubc.ca.