Library Committee reports to Academic Committee


Professor David Price

Who to contact

Mr Gary Hawes

for agendas and minutes
020 7679 8592

Ms Harriet Lilley

for apologies for absence 
020 7679 8593


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Library Committee

Constitution and Membership for 2013-14

Where the name of a committee member is italicised, this indicates that that member is serving on the committee as a deputy or nominee of another member.

Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a committee member’s name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2012-13 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.

Ex Officio

Vice-Provost (Research) (Chair) Professor David Price
Finance Director (Corporate Support Services) Ms Pauline Jory
Director, Information Services Division Dr Mike Cope
Director of Library Services Dr Paul Ayris
UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer
Mr Keir Gallagher
UCLU Postgraduate Students' Officer  Mr Ben Towse 
Vice-Provost (Education)  Professor Anthony Smith
Vice-Provost (International) To be notified
Vice-Provost (Operations)  Mr Rex Knight 


One member of staff from each Faculty, normally a member of the Faculty Library Committee, nominated by the Dean of Faculty:
Arts and Humanities Professor Axel Körner
Brain Sciences  Dr Julie Evans
Built Environment   Professor Adrian Forty
Engineering Sciences Mr Marco Federighi
Laws Professor Philip Schofield
Life Sciences Dr Hilary Richards
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dr Caroline Essex
Medical Sciences  Professor Jean Mcewan
Population Health Sciences  Dr Kenth Gustafsson
Social and Historical Sciences Professor Stephen Conway

One member of staff of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), nominated by the Director of SSEES

  • Professor Simon Dixon (-)

One member of non-professorial academic staff, elected by and from the elected non-professorial academic staff members of Academic Board

  • Dr Andrew Wills (3)

Secretary Mr Gary Hawes

Terms of Reference

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the Academic Committee or the Academic Board, the Library Committee is charged by Council:

  1. To formulate medium- and long-term policy for library provision for UCL.
  2. To keep under review developments in library provision for Institutions of Higher Education.
  3. To consider general management policy at UCL insofar as it affects the library service provided.
  4. To identify strategic development paths most conducive to appropriate library provision for UCL, either in committee or via appropriate working groups as appointed by Library Committee.
  5. To identify strategies for library funding and staffing to enable development along the directions identified in clause 4 above.
  6. To recommend action on clauses 1-5 above to the Director of UCL Library Services or UCL, via the Academic Committee or Academic Board, as appropriate.
  7. To approve proposals by the Director of UCL Library Services for internal distribution of the Library Budget.
  8. To refer such of its business as the Library Committee sees fit to the Academic Board.
  9. To request the Faculty Library Committees to canvass, collate and report to the Library Committee the views of users of the Library on particular key issues which may, from time to time, be needed by the Library Committee to inform policy discussions.
  10. To receive the Minutes of meetings of Faculty Library Committees.
  11. To sustain effective communication with the Faculty Library Committees by submission to the latter of its Minutes.
  12. To receive the Minutes of meetings of working groups that are appointed by Library Committee in accordance with clause 4. above.
  13. To submit to Academic Board annually (or at such frequency as Academic Board may direct), for subsequent submission to Council, a written report of recent activities and developments within the purview of the Library Committee.
  14. To report to the Academic Committee, by submission to the Academic Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Library Committee.

Meeting Dates 2013-14

  • Monday 4 November 2013, 2pm
  • Monday 17 March 2014, 2pm
  • Monday 9 June 2014, 2pm


Committee Minutes for sessions prior to 2010-11 are not publicly accessible.