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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
  • Division heads and Directors from across the Libraries
  • Diversity Officer
  • Copyright Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Director of Organization Development and Training
  • 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

  • Betsy Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries*
  • Gordon Aamot, Interim Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication*
  • Linda Ambre, Assistant to the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries; Manager, Libraries Facilities Operations*
  • 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)*
  • Michael Biggins, Head, International Studies; Head, Slavic and East European Studies Section & Baltic Studies Librarian
  • Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, NN/LM PNW
  • Charles Chamberlin, Senior Assistant for Budget and Administrative Policy*
  • Paul Constantine, Associate Dean of University Libraries, Special Collections*
  • Thom Deardorff, Coordinator for Access Services / Libraries Copyright Officer
  • Mel DeSart, Acting Head, Branch Libraries; Head, Engineering Library
  • Linda Di Biase, Collection Development Librarian
  • Cynthia Fugate, Senior Associate Dean of University Libraries, Research and Instructional Services, and Facilities*
  • Diane Grover, Electronic Resources Coordinator
  • Judith Henchy, Head, South East Asia Section / Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries for International Programs
  • Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning*
  • Amanda Hornby, Undergraduate Instruction Coordinator
  • Nancy Huling, Head, Reference and Research Services
  • InForum Steering Committee Designee
  • Elaine Jennerich, Director of Organization Development and Training
  • Joe Kiegel, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services
  • Ann Lally, Head, Digital Initiative Program
  • Stephanie Lamson, Head, Preservation Services
  • Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director, UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Library*
  • Laura Lillard, Education Librarian; Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources
  • Charles Lord, Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director, UW Tacoma Library and Learning Resources*
  • Jill McKinstry, Director, Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Special Assistant to the Dean for the Undergraduate Education and Programs
  • Patrick Osby, Director, Human Resources; Diversity Officer*
  • A.C. Petersen, Communications Officer
  • Steve Shadle, Serials Access Librarian
  • Zhijia Shen, Director, East Asia Library
  • Staff Development and Training Committee Designee
  • Sheryl Stiefel, Director of Advancement
  • Paula Walker, Director of Libraries Space Planning and Special Assistant to the Dean
  • Jennifer Ward, Head, Information Technology services Operations

    * Libraries Cabinet Members