Library Council

University Library Council

Chair: Debra Shapiro (
University Libraries Contact: Melanie Carroll (
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 7 of the Bylaws of the University Senate, and the structure and mission of the ULC are described in Article 8 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
Spring Semester Meetings

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Allen, AliceFacultyCMNS2019
Brewer, HollyFacultyARHUhbrewer@umd.edu2018
Butler, BrianFacultyINFObsbutler@umd.edu2018
Cooperman, BernardFacultyARHUcooperma@umd.edu2019
Cronrath, DavidEx-Officio-Provost's RepARCHcronrath@umd.edu2018
Cumings, JohnFacultyENGRcumings@umd.edu2019
Hagelin, KarinaGraduate
Liu, HelenUndergraduate StudentBMGThliu1212@umd.edu2018
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio-Division of IT RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2018
Owen, TerryFacultyLIBRtowen@umd.edu2018
Shapiro, DebraFacultyBMGTdshapiro@umd.edu2019
Vedernikov, AndreiFacultyCMNSavederni@umd.edu2018
Walsh, ChristopherEx-Officio-Senate Chair-ElectAGNRcswalsh@umd.edu2018
Wang, MinFacultyEDUCminwang@umd.edu2018
White, GaryEx-Officio-LibrariesLIBRgww2@umd.edu2018