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.

2020-2021 Membership

Name School/Dept
Fred Oswald, Chair Department of Psychological Sciences
Scott Colman School of Architecture
James Disch Department of Sport Management
Mike Fagan Department of Computer Science
Elizabeth Festa Program for Writing and Communication
Beatriz González-Stephan Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
Cymene Howe Department of Anthropology
Balaji Koka Jones School of Business
Uriah Kriegel Department of Philosophy
Meng Li Department of Statistics
Peter Loewen Shepherd School of Music
Michael Maas Department of History
Angel Marti-Arbona Department of Chemistry
Han Pu Department of Physics and Astronomy
Christopher Sperandio Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts
Samuel Zhou Undergraduate representative
Melissa Bailar Staff representative
Danika Brown Staff representative
Autumn Grace Horne 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
Shawn Simmons Alumni representative

Updated August 6, 2020