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 

Appointed by SACUA or by the Dean of Libraries

Eitan Geva (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Richard Janko (SACUA appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Gerald F. Else Distinguished University Professor of Classical Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Burgunda (Gundy) Sweet (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist, UMH Pharmacy Services, College of Pharmacy

Margaret Woolridge (Library Dean appointed, term ends August 31, 2022), Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Manan Desai (SACUA Appointed, term ends August, 31, 2023), Associate Professor of American Culture, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Charles Friedman (SACUA Appointed, term ends August, 31, 2023), Josiah Macy, Jr Professor of Medical Education, Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School, Professor of Information, School of Information and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Ruth Tsoffar (SACUA Appointed, term ends August, 31, 2023), Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Judaic Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Scott Campbell (SACUA Appointed, term ends August, 31, 2024), Associate Professor of Urban Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Yasamin Kusunoki (SACUA Appointed, term ends August, 31, 2024), Faculty Associate and Assistant Professor, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing

Guests of the Dean of Libraries

Colleen Conway, Professor of Music Education, School of Music Theatre and Dance

Robert Fishman, Professor of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Christopher Quintana, Associate Professor of Education, School of Education

Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

John Whittier-Ferguson, Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Appointed by Central Student Government

TBD, Undergraduate Student

TBD, 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