Library Committee

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Library Committee shall be responsible for advising the University Administration on library affairs, serving in an advisory capacity to the University Library administration, acting as a liaison between the Library and faculty, and providing a faculty perspective on Library budgetary matters.

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Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Academic and Research
Selection Process: Appointed
Time Commitment: 20-40 hours per year


Academic Year 2023-2024

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Teaching Faculty, broadly represented

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Teaching Faculty, broadly represented
English Department

Seat: Vice Provost and University Librarian, Non-Voting Member
Term: -
Ex Officio
UO Libraries

Quick Facts on Committee Service

Annual Committee appointment process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently in process.

Please check back for updated membership.

Library Committee

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: elected from the committee membership
  • Convener: Philip H Knight Dean of Libraries
  • Staff: Office of the Librarian

Election Schedule for Chair: At the first meeting of Fall term.

Membership Requirements

General Membership

[Not fixed]

  • 9 - 10 Teaching Faculty and Officers of Research, selected from all the schools and colleges, broadly representative of the breadth of academic disciplines
  • 1 Graduate Student
  • 1 Undergraduate Student
  • 1 representative of the Classified Staff

Ex-Officio, voting members


Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • Vice Provost & University Librarian
  • Staff from office of VPUL

Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Non-Students (faculty, OA's, OR's, Classified): 2 years
  • Students: 1 year
  • Ex Officio: indefinite

Term Limits

  • None

Workload Designation

  • For the Chair: 20 - 40 hours/year (Tier 2). The chair (or their designee) is an Ex Officio, Voting member of the Academic Council (Tier 3: 0 - 20 hours/year).
  • For committee members: 20 - 40 hours/year (Tier 2)