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 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
  • Heads of departments and programs from across the Libraries
  • Others designated by the Dean

Meetings

  • Meetings will be scheduled on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m.
  • Agendas and meeting materials will be distributed in advance of the meetings and meeting minutes will be posted on Staffweb.
    • The Assistant to the  Dean of University Libraries coordinates and distributes agendas and accompanying documents and post minutes.
  • Council members are expected to send substitutes who are prepared to discuss agenda items and commit to action.
    • All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend meetings.
  • The Council is chaired by the Dean of University Libraries. The Assistant Director, Organization Development and Training tracks the work of the Council.

Roster of Members

  • Denise Pan, Co-Interim Dean of University Libraries / Associate Dean for Collections and Content*
  • Lauren Pressley, Co-Interim Dean of University Libraries / Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services*
  • Carolyn Aamot, Head, Gifts Program / Content Manager
  • Gordon Aamot, Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing
  • Linda Ambre, Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries; Director, Libraries Facilities Operations and Events*
  • Tania Bardyn, Associate Dean for Health Sciences / Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5*
  • 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
  • Robin Chin Roemer, Interim Director, Online Learning and Innovation
  • Paul Constantine, Associate Dean of University Libraries for Distinctive Collections / Director of Special Collections*
  • John Danneker, Director, Learning Services
  • Annie Downey, Associate Dean of University Libraries / Director of University of Washington Tacoma Library*
  • Erin Grant, Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services / Media Cataloger
  • Sandy Hawley, Communications Director
  • 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
  • Stephanie Lamson, Director, Preservation Services
  • Kathleen Larson, Director, Financial Services
  • Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean of University Libraries / Director, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College Library*
  • Bryna Lieberman, Assistant Director, Organization Development and Training
  • Laura Lillard, Director, Human Resources / Diversity Officer
  • Nicole Mitchell, Director, University of Washington Press*
  • Corey Murata, Director, Collection Assessment and Strategy
  • Siôn Romaine, Director, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services
  • Zhijia Shen, Director, Tateuchi East Asia Library
  • Kirsten Spillum, Interim Director, Access Services; Head, Central Circulation Services
  • Sheryl Stiefel, Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Advancement*
  • Christine Tawatao, Co-Interim Director, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies / Head, Web Services
  • Anjanette Young, Co-Interim Director, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies / Head, Systems and Infrastructure
  • Vacant, Director, Libraries Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies

* Libraries Cabinet Members