Library Advisory Committee

The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa.

Purpose

The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa. Members of the Advisory committee are engaged in providing input to inform Library services, assessment, and strategic directions in support of research and learning.

Mandate

In its role as an advisory body, the Committee:

  • enhances the library’s ability to consult and communicate with academic units and representatives of key campus communities;
  • provides input on library approaches for sustainable collections;
  • strikes working groups to carry out specific activities, as needed;
  • serves as advisor, ambassador, and advocate for the library’s unique and essential role in the institution’s academic mission.

Roles and responsibilities

All Committee members will be expected to:

  • communicate priorities of academic units or respective community to the library and the library’s activities to their home units;
  • attend meetings and to actively initiate, contribute, and participate in all aspects of the work and discussions;
  • between meetings, participate in email or online exchanges relating to library priorities, planning, and assessment;
  • share experience, knowledge, and information;
  • seek out information required to advance discussion, initiatives, and activities to fulfil the committee’s mandate.

Membership

  • Talia Chung – University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems)
  • Elizabeth Hayden – Associate University Librarian, Content and Access
  • Monica Ward – Head, Collections Strategy
  • Katrine Mallan – Assessment and Special Projects Librarian
  • Blair Jackson – Director, Institutional Research and Planning
  • Alain Erdmer – Director General, Teaching and Learning Support Service
  • Martine Lagacé – Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion & Development
  • Karin Hinzer – Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering
  • Kathleen Webster – Deputy CIO, Information Technology
  • Ali Akyol – Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management
  • Naivi Chikoc Barreda – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section
  • Adam Jason Shuhendler – Associate Professor, Faculty of Science
  • Martin Meunier – Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Mary Cavanagh – Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts
  • Kouky Fianu – Professor, Faculty of Arts
  • Yannick Benoit – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lydia Schriemer – Graduate student, M.A in Classical and Ancient Studies
  • Babacar Faye – Undergraduate student, Political Science and Law
  • Natasha Landry – University Affaires Commissioner, Graduate Student’s Association des étudiant.es diplômé.es (GSAÉD)
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