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, AliceFaculty MemberCMNSaallen@astro.umd.edu2019
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2019
Brewer, HollyFaculty MemberARHUhbrewer@umd.edu2018
Butler, BrianFaculty MemberINFObsbutler@umd.edu2018
Cooperman, BernardFaculty MemberARHUcooperma@umd.edu2019
Cumings, JohnFaculty MemberENGRcumings@umd.edu2019
Hagelin, KarinaGraduate Student
Lanford, PamelaSenate Chair-ElectVPRplanford@umd.edu2019
Liu, HelenUndergraduate Student MemberINELhliu1212@umd.edu2018
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio Division of IT RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2019
Owen, TerryLibrary Faculty MemberLIBRtowen@umd.edu2018
Shapiro, DebraChair of the councilBMGTdshapiro@umd.edu2019
Vedernikov, AndreiFaculty MemberCMNSavederni@umd.edu2018
Wang, MinFaculty MemberEDUCminwang@umd.edu2018
White, GaryEx-Officio Libraries RepLIBRgww2@umd.edu2019