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Washington State University Library Committee

Library Committee

Composition & Tenure

  • Eight faculty, with representation from the various areas of the University in mind, including at least one non-administrative faculty member, with at least three geographical regions represented. (F)
  • Dean of Libraries or their designee. (#) (X)
  • Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, with one-year terms (renewable). (G-U)

Function

  • Consults with the dean of libraries and makes recommendations regarding issues and solutions identified by the dean.
  • Consults with the dean of libraries and makes recommendations regarding issues identified by the Senate or the University community.
  • Reviews proposed degree programs for adequacy of library holdings and services.

Additional notes

  • Chair elected by the Committee.
  • Responsible to: Faculty Senate.
  • Reports to: Faculty Senate and the provost and executive vice president.

Time Commitment

The Library Committee meets once a month during the academic year for one hour over Zoom. Committee members may be asked to read proposals or other materials before some meetings; this typically takes no more than one hour per month.

Name Rank Constituency Location Term Start Term End
Committee Chair, Thomas Rotolo (F)Professor Sociology, CAS Pullman 20202023
Hang Liu (F)Assistant Professor AMDT, CAHNRS Pullman 20202023
Michael Berger (F)Clinical Assistant Professor Biological Sciences, CASVancouver 20212024
Reed David (F)Cataloging Librarian Libraries Pullman 20212024
Jacob Lewis (F)Assistant Professor Politics / Public Affairs, CAS Pullman 20212024
Wei Peng (F)Assistant Professor StratCom, MCC Pullman 20222025
AG Rud(F)Professor Cultural Studies & Social Thought, CoEPullman 20222025
Zhoakang Cheng (F)Assistant Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences, CoPPS Spokane 20222025
Administrative Members
Jay Starratt (#) (X)Dean of Libraries Libraries Pullman Dean of Libraries Dean of Libraries
Beth Blakesley (#) (X)Associate Dean of Libraries Libraries Pullman Dean of Libraries Representative Dean of Libraries Representative
Bonny Boyan (#) (X)Assistant to the Dean Libraries & Acting Committee Support PullmanDean of Libraries Representative Dean of Libraries Representative
Anastasia Vishnevskaya (G)Graduate Student Murrow College of Communication Pullman Graduate Student Representative Graduate Student Representative
Kody Ongpituk Undergraduate Student CASPullman Undergraduate Student Representative Undergraduate Student Representative