Libraries Council

The Libraries Council serves as a forum for communicating information, discussing and reviewing system-wide initiatives, and participating in the development of the Libraries budget and other plans.

Charge

The Libraries Council serves as a forum for communicating information, discussing and reviewing system-wide initiatives, and participating in the development of the Libraries budget and other plans. The Council also reviews and makes recommendations on issues that impact the Libraries as identified by the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries, the Libraries Cabinet, Libraries committees, and others. It serves as a sounding board for new initiatives or opportunities presented to the Libraries and contributes to the ongoing development, review, and implementation of the Libraries' strategic plan and the Libraries' Diversity Plan.

In order to facilitate communication and to provide an opportunity for feedback, members bring pertinent information to the Council about new policies, initiatives, or decisions from other groups and Libraries units. Likewise, members report decisions, plans, or policies from the Council to their respective units and groups.

Membership

The University Libraries Council consists of:

  • Members of the Libraries Cabinet
  • Other direct reports to the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries
  • Heads of departments and programs from across the Libraries
  • Diversity Officer
  • Copyright Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Organization Development and Training Specialist
  • Director of Assessment and Planning
  • Special Assistant to the Dean for International Programs
  • Special Assistant to the Dean for Undergraduate Education and Programs
  • Designee from the InForum Steering Group
  • Designee from the Staff Development and Training Committee
  • Others designated by the Dean

Council members are expected to send substitutes who are prepared to discuss agenda items and commit to action. The Council is chaired by the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries. The Director of Organization Development and Training assists in tracking the work of the Council. The Assistant to the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries coordinates and distributes agendas and accompanying documents.

Meetings

  • Meetings will be scheduled on the second Thursday of each month from 8:30-10:30am.
  • Agendas and meeting materials will be distributed in advance of the meetings. Agendas and meeting notes will be posted on Staffweb.
  • All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend meetings.

Roster of Members

  • Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries*
  • Carolyn Aamot, Head, Gifts Program / Content Manager
  • Gordon Aamot, Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing
  • Linda Ambre, Assistant to the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries; Manager, Libraries Facilities Operations and Events*
  • Tania Bardyn, Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR)*
  • Chelle Batchelor, Interim, Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Learning Services / Head, Access Services*
  • Jackie Belanger, Director, Assessment and Planning
  • Michael Biggins, Director, International Studies; Head, Slavic and East European Studies Section & Baltic Studies Librarian
  • Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, NN/LM PNW
  • Paul Constantine, Associate Dean of University Libraries for Distinctive Collections / Director of Special Collections*
  • John Danneker, Director, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
  • Mel DeSart, Head, Engineering Library
  • Cate Gerhart, Music/Media Cataloger
  • Erin Grant, Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services / Media Cataloger
  • Stephanie Guerrero, Events Program Specialist
  • Judith Henchy, Head, Southeast Asia Section / Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries for International Programs
  • Amanda Hornby, Head, Teaching and Learning Program Librarian
  • Nancy Huling, Director, Reference and Research Services
  • Inforum Steering Committee Designee
  • Stephanie Lamson, Director, Preservation Services
  • Kathleen Larson, Director, Financial Services
  • Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director, UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library*
  • Bryna Lieberman, Organization Development and Training Specialist
  • Laura Lillard, Director, Human Resources / Diversity Officer
  • Nicole Mitchell, Director, University of Washington Press*
  • Corey Murata, Director, Collection Assessment and Strategy
  • Patrick Osby, Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Administrative Services*
  • Denise Pan, Associate Dean of University Libraries for Collections and Content*
  • A.C. Petersen, Libraries Communications Officer
  • Lauren Pressley, Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director, UW Tacoma Library*
  • Siôn Romaine, Interim Director, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services
  • Steve Shadle, Serials Access Librarian
  • Staff Development and Training Committee Designee
  • Zhijia Shen, Director, East Asia Library
  • Sheryl Stiefel, Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Advancement*
  • Jennifer Ward, Director, Libraries Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies
  • Hyokyoung Yi, Head, Public Services, East Asia Library

* Libraries Cabinet Members