Memorandum #19, June 4, 1997
To: Members, Library Council
From: M. Lee, Chair, Library Council
Re: LIBRARY COUNCIL
A. Regular Members
- Senior Staff
The representation from Senior Staff shall be determined each year at the discretion of the Chief Librarian.
- Elected members
Elected members shall include eight unionized staff, six librarians (other than Senior Staff), and four administrative staff
(other than Senior Staff).
- The Chair of each standing committee of Library Council shall be a member.
B. Assessor Members
- Chief Librarian of the University
- Chair, Advisory Committee on the University of Toronto Library System
- College Librarian, Scarborough or Erindale (alternating)
- Two members appointed by the Council of Campus Libraries
- One member from Information Commons (appointed by the Director)
C. Membership, eligibility, appointment, terms of office
- Elected membership in the Council shall be for a two year term. Members may be re-elected. Elections normally take place in September. Members shall be chosen from the regular staff. The Council's Returning Officer will conduct elections as required.
- The Chair shall be elected by the Library Council from among its own
members for a two year term.
D. Terms of Reference
- To advise and to assist the Chief Librarian in the development of
policies, procedures and plans for the Central Library System and to
assist in the implementation of policy as required:
- by discussing matters relating to the Central Library System policies, procedures and plans and making recommendations to the
- by reviewing regularly the stated goals, objectives and priorities of the Central Library System and their implementation,
recommending changes when necessary.
- by seeking input on topics under discussion from all parts of the Library System, and, when appropriate, from the University
community as a whole or from specific parts of the Library's clientele.
- by acting as a sponsoring body for Library committees, task forces and action teams (other than those specified by the
collective agreement, or committees and groups dealing with confidential matters).