Library Council

University Library Council

Chair: Brian Butler (
University Libraries Contact: Judith Kidd (
Senate Office Contact: Sarah Hughes (
Materials (for council members only)

The University Library Council (ULC) was the first Council established to provide joint oversight of a University activity by the College Park Senate and by the supervising Vice President. Councils are authorized in Article 8.6 of the University of Maryland Plan of Organization for Shared Governance. General rules concerning Councils are given in Article 8 of the Bylaws of the University Senate, and the structure and mission of the ULC are described in Article 9 of the Bylaws. The Bylaws of the University Library Council can be found in Appendix 1 of the Bylaws of the University Senate.

The ULC is advisory to the Dean of Libraries. It is appointed jointly by the Provost and the Senate, and reports to both. The specific membership of the ULC is defined in the Senate Bylaws. The ULC meets regularly, usually with the Dean of Libraries, and advises him/her on all library issues of interest to the University community.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
October 9, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Zoom Agenda
November 4, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Zoom Agenda
December 2, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Zoom Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Monday, February 8, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Friday, March 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Zoom Agenda
Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Zoom Agenda
Monday, May 10, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom Agenda

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Basu, ProgyanFacultyBMGTpbasu@rhsmith.umd.edu2023
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2022
Butler, BrianChair of the councilINFObsbutler@umd.edu2022
Carpenter, LindsayLibrary FacultyLIBRlinge@umd.edu2022
Coleman, LindaFacultyARHUlkc@umd.edu2023
Demorra, MarkFacultyAGNRmdemorra@umd.edu2022
Farquhar, JamesFacultyCMNSjfarquha@umd.edu2023
Lamprakos, MicheleFacultyARCHmlamprak@umd.edu2023
Laub, JohnFacultyBSOSjlaub@umd.edu2022
Mack, DanielEx-Officio - Libraries RepLIBRdmack@umd.edu2022
Newman, RochelleEx-Officio - Senate Chair-ElectBSOSrnewman1@umd.edu2022
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio - Division of IT RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2022
Tomblin, DavidFacultyENGRdtomblin@umd.edu2023
Zellars Strohl, ShannonFacultyARHUszellars@umd.edu2022
Zhu, JianhuaFacultyAGNRjhzhu@umd.edu2023