Library Council


The Library Council develops the library strategic plan and advises the University Librarian on library policies, evaluation, initiatives, personnel and budgets.


Membership and Elections

The membership consists of the University Librarian and the department heads; one elected representative of the unclassified and classified staff, respectively; the Office Manager (ex-officio); and others by appointment of University Librarian.


The elected classified and unclassified staff representatives are elected in alternating years for two-year terms beginning January 1. Elected representatives may not serve consecutive terms. Permanent and appointed members are ineligible to be nominated or vote in the election.  Each newly elected member is invited to attend December meetings prior to their term as a guest.


The role of elected members is to represent the Library staff. Elected members should proactively communicate with their constituents regarding agendas, action items and decisions.


chris_1  Chris Shaffer, University Librarian
Screen-shot-2012-03-22-at-7  Jackie Wirz, unclassified staff representative 2012-2013
maija Maija Anderson, Head, Historical Collections & Archives
kristi_2 Kristi DeShazo, Interim Head, Content Management & Systems
melissa_3 Melissa Haendel, Co-Head, Ontology Development Group
carlo2 Carlo Torniai, Co-Head, Ontology Development Group
old_latin  Michael Mackin, classified staff representative 2012-2013
placeholder_headshot_large_15 Valerie Fishler, Office Manager (ex-officio)