Library Student Advisory Committee

The Library Student Advisory Committee (LSAC) helps inform UBC Library decisions by providing insight into the needs and experiences of students. The committee represents a range of UBC Vancouver campus views, with undergraduate and graduate student members drawn from multiple faculties. 

Most LSAC meetings are facilitated discussions about Library-related topics. In these discussions LSAC members have an opportunity to share their own experiences and observations; to learn from fellow students; to reflect on the current and potential roles of the Library; and to help shape UBC Library’s contribution to the student experience. 

Familiarity with UBC Libraries is not required: LSAC’s primary role is to shed light on students’ needs, regardless of whether they are active Library users. 

2021/2022 Committee Members


  • Michelle Blackwell, Director, Communications & Marketing, UBC Library


  • Alannah Berson, Faculty of Arts
  • John Deppe, Applied Science
  • Elisha Facundo, Faculty of Arts
  • Emma Gunn, Faculty of Science
  • Antonio Jimenez Castellanos, Faculty of Science
  • Violetta Lapinski, Faculty of Arts
  • Jashanbir Nandha, Faculty of Arts
  • Tarannum Puri, Faculty of Science
  • Emma Reiter, Faculty of Education
  • Tajdeep Singh Sandhu, Faculty of Arts


The 2021/22 LSAC will meet virtually for three 90-minute meetings between October 2021 and April 2022. Meeting times will be set in consultation with LSAC members.

Committee members are expected to

  • Care about improving student life at UBC
  • Actively participate in LSAC discussions
  • Engage with peers in a thoughtful, respectful manner
  • Attend at least two of the three scheduled meetings 

The 2021/22 LSAC is co-chaired by Michelle Blackwell (Director, Marketing & Communications) and a number of guest co-chairs. The co-chairs commit to

  • Foster an environment where all are comfortable speaking
  • Plan meetings with care, to make the most of everyone’s time
  • Summarize discussions and distribute summaries to LSAC members
  • Share LSAC’s insights with UBC Library administrator