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 

John Whittier-Ferguson (appointed, term ends August, 31 2019)
Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Robin Queen (appointed, term ends August, 31 2019)
Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Chair, Department of Linguistics, Professor of Linguistics and Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Sile O’Modhrain (elected, term ends August, 31 2019)
Associate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

Soo Young Rieh (elected, term ends August, 31 2019)
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

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

Ruth Scodel (elected, term ends August, 31 2020) 
D R Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin, Department of Classical Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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

Gaurav Desai (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 (elected, 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 (appointed, term ends August, 31 2021)
Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability

Nigel Melville (appointed by Dean of Libraries, term ends August, 31 2019)
Associate Professor of Technology and Operations, Stephen M Ross School of Business

Christopher Quintana (appointed by Dean of Libraries, term ends August, 31 2019)
Associate Professor of Education, School of Education

Eric Wriston
Undergraduate Student

Lauren Rysztak
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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Last modified: 05/20/2019