Library Advisory Committee

General Purpose

The Library Advisory Committee is a Sub Committee of the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee.  It is envisaged that the Sub Committee will be a forum for the exchange of information and views on current and prospective library policies, services and developments.

The Committee shall consult with relevant University Officers as appropriate in relation to specific items and issues of potential significant impact to the University (particularly in relation to resources). 

Terms of Reference

 1. The Library Advisory Committee shall provide advice and feedback from a library user perspective to the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee and/or to the Director of Information Services and University Librarian and/or to the Director of Library Services, as appropriate on the following matters:

a) The University’s Library services.
b) The University Library’s role in contributing to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the region.
c) The impact of the implementation of the University’s information and education resources policies and strategies on the users of the Library services.

 2. Other Business as required:

a) To submit to the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee minutes from each meeting and to report on specific matters as required.
b) To advise the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee on other areas of competent business as requested.

Frequency of meetings:

The Committee shall normally meet up to six times per year or as directed by the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee.

Format of meetings:

Senior Library staff will be invited to regularly present ongoing and proposed developments to the Committee.

Membership

 

Chair
Appointed by the President

Dr Darius Whelan

Ex Officio: 

 

Director of Library Services (or nominee)

Ms Colette McKenna

Director CACE (or nominee)

Norma Browne 

Students’ Union Education Officer (or nominee)

 

One representative from the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee, nominated by the Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee    

Dr David Otway

One representative from each College nominated by the College, one of whom shall normally be Chair of the College Library Committee or Equivalent

CACSS

Dr Cara Nine
Dr Catríona Ó Dochartaigh

CBL

Professor Steve Hedley
One other tbc

COMH

Mags Arnold
Andre Toulouse

CSEFS

Dr Emanuel Popovici
One other tbc

One Representative from the Research Community, nominated by the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Dr David O’Connell

Cork Centre for Architectural Education

Dr John McLaughlin

The Head of Student Experience (or nominee

Mr Paul Moriarty

Co-opted members
Up to 3 members approved by Academic Council

 

Ms Kathy Bradley 

Committee Secretary
Provided by the Director of Library Services

Mr Alan Carbery

 

Academic Affairs and Governance

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