University Committee on the Library


(a) Advise the University Librarian, the President, and the Provost on matters related to general policy regarding the university library. In addition, the Committee acts as a sounding board for proposed major changes and new services, and serves as a communication link between the library and the university community.

(b) Review and make recommendations with regard to policies and objectives of the university for the proper use of library resources by faculty, students, and staff; the enhancement of the faculty and student academic environment through effective use and support of the library; appropriate library support for research; and the enhancement of library resources and staff.

(c) Prepare a brief, written report on the activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty Senate.

2021-2022 Membership

Name School/Dept
Fred Oswald, Chair Psychological Sciences
Scott Colman Architecture
Jacqueline Couti Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures
Sophie Crawford Brown Art History
James Disch Sport Management
Mike Fagan Computer Science
Cymene Howe Anthropology
Uriah Kriegel Philosophy
Meng Li Statistics
Peter Loewen School of Music
Angel Marti-Arbona Chemistry
Leila Peyravan Business
Han Pu Physics and Astronomy
Christopher Sperandio Visual and Dramatic Arts
Nicole Waligora-Davis English
Bethany Johnson Staff representative
Jennifer Wilson Staff representative
Danika Brown Staff representative
Jayeeta Jagannath Graduate representative
Mary Lowery Friends of Fondren Executive Director, non-voting liaison
Sara Lowman Vice Provost and University Librarian, ex officio
Reggie DesRoches Provost, non-voting liaison
Anita Norwig Assistant Dean, School of Humanities, non-voting liaison
Peggy Roe Alumni representative

Updated August 13, 2021