Library Committee reports to Academic Committee


Professor Anthony Smith

Who to contact

Ms Olivia Whiteley

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence 

020 3108 8214


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Library Committee

Constitution and Membership for 2017-18

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 2016-17 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.

Ex Officio

Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) (Chair) Professor Anthony Smith
Director, Information Services Division Dr Mike Cope
Director of Finance (Professional Services and Major Projects) Mr Mark Hopley
Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services) Dr Paul Ayris
Students' Union Education Officer Ms Sarah Al-Aride
Students' Union Postgraduate Students' Officer  Mr Mark Crawford
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 Dr Charles Inskip (1)
Brain Sciences  Dr Leun Otten
Built Environment   Dr Sophia Psarra (3)
UCL Institute of Education  Dr Richard Freeman (2)
Engineering Sciences Dr Simon Banks (3)
Laws Professor Philip Schofield (6)
Life Sciences Dr Hazel Smith (3)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ms Stefanie Anyadi (1)
Medical Sciences  Professor Vivek Mudera (-)
Population Health Sciences  Dr Kenth Gustafsson (6)
Social and Historical Sciences Dr John Sabapathy (1)

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

  • Professor Diane Koenker (-)

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

  • Vacancy


Mr Ben Meunier (UCL Library Services)
Mr Martin Moyle (UCL Library Services)

Secretary Ms Olivia Whiteley

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 2017-18

  • Wednesday 6 December 2017, 2.00pm
  • Monday 5 March 2018, 2.00pm
  • Monday 11 June 2018, 2.00pm


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