Senate Library Committee

The Senate Library Committee reports to the UBC Vancouver Senate on a monthly basis. The committee advises the University Librarian and makes recommendations to Senate.


Membership (2014-17)Dr. Lawrence Burr (Chair)

  • Dr. Lawrence Burr (Chair)
  • Dr. Stavros Avramidis
  • Dean Michael Coughtrie
  • Dr. John Gilbert
  • Dr. David Gillen
  • Acting Dean Kathryn Harrison
  • Prof. Corey Nislow
  • Dean Simon Peacock
  • Prof. Thomas Schneider
  • Dean Charles Shuler
  • Mr. Mark Bancroft (student)
  • Ms. Tanielle Johnson (student)
  • Mr. Jeff Solis (student)
  • Ms. Daphne Tse (student)
  • Chancellor (ex-officio) (voting)
  • President (ex-officio) (voting)
  • Registrar (ex-officio) (non-voting)
  • Librarian (ex-officio) (voting)
  • An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President (ex-officio) (voting)
  • Director, School of Library, Archival & Information Studies (ex-officio) (voting)

Terms of reference

  1. To advise and assist the Librarian in developing a general program of library services for all the interests of the University; and, more specifically, in:
    1. keeping informed about the library needs of students, instructional and research staffs, and the public, and in keeping the academic and wider community informed about the Library;
    2. responding to the opportunities and challenges presented to the Library by changes in its institutional, technological, and commercial environments;
    3. 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;
    4. ensuring that the Library maintains its capacity to preserve, manage, and develop its collections;
    5. securing budgets in support of those goals; and
    6. determining the optimal use of Library space and facilities.
  2. To report to Senate on matters of policy and practice under discussion by the Committee.
  3. To make recommendations to the Senate with respect to rules for the management and conduct of the Library (in accordance with the terms of theĀ University Act).

For more about the committee, visit the UBC Senate website.