Library Council

The Library Council serves in an advisory capacity to the dean. The council provides an opportunity for faculty and students to learn how the library supports the work of the university, and for the library to learn from campus about current and future needs for resources and services. Library Council is part of the Board of Regents bylaws.

Current Library Council Members 

Appointed by SACUA or by the Dean of Libraries

Robert Fishman (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2020), Professor of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Colleen Conway (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2020), Professor of Music Education, School of Music Theatre and Dance

Gaurav Desai (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2020), Professor of English Language and Literature, Associate Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Barbara Brush (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2021), Carol J and F Edward Lake Clinical Professor of Nursing, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health

Tony Reames (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2021), Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability

Richard Janko (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Gerald F. Else Distinguished University Professor of Classical Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Eitan Geva (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Burgunda (Gundy) Sweet (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist, UMH Pharmacy Services, College of Pharmacy

Margaret Woolridge (Library Dean ppointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Appointed by the Dean of Libraries for Extended Appointments

Christopher Quintana (term ends August 31, 2020), Associate Professor of Education, School of Education

Sile O’Modhrain (term ends August 31, 2020), Associate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

John Whittier-Ferguson (term ends August 31, 2020), Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Appointed by Central Student Government

TBD, Undergraduate Student

TBD, Graduate Student

Library Members

  • James Hilton, Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Dean of Libraries
  • Donna Hayward, Associate Dean of Libraries
  • Laura Burnham, Executive Assistant to the Dean

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