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
Monday, October 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6135 McKeldin Library Agenda
Friday, November 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 4th Floor, Hornbake Library Agenda
Friday, December 6, 2019 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Piano Room, MSPAL Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  STEM Library - 1403 Kirwan Hall Agenda
Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  6135 McKeldin Library Agenda
Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom Agenda

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Basu, ProgyanFacultyBMGTpbasu@rhsmith.umd.edu2021
Bertot, JohnEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPjbertot@umd.edu2021
Butler, BrianChair of the councilINFObsbutler@umd.edu2022
Carpenter, LindsayLibrary FacultyLIBRlinge@umd.edu2022
Coleman, LindaFacultyARHUlkc@umd.edu2021
Cumings, JohnFacultyENGRcumings@umd.edu2021
Demorra, MarkFacultyAGNRmdemorra@umd.edu2022
Farquhar, JamesFacultyCMNSjfarquha@umd.edu2021
Haggh-Huglo, BarbaraFacultyARHUhaggh@umd.edu2020
Mack, DanielEx-Officio - Libraries RepLIBRdmack@umd.edu2021
Nkansah Amankra, StephenFacultySPHLsnkansah@umd.edu2022
Oliveira, MarcioEx-Officio - Division of IT RepDITmarcio@umd.edu2021
Sahyoun, NadineFacultyAGNRnsahyoun@umd.edu2021
Starr, BrittanyGraduate StudentARHUbstarr@umd.edu2020
Wang, MinFacultyEDUCminwang@umd.edu2020
Wiatrak, SaraUndergraduate StudentJOURswiatrak@umd.edu2021
Williams, EllenEx-Officio - Senate Chair-ElectCMNSedw@umd.edu2021