Library Council
University of Toronto Central Library System

About Library Council

Memorandum #19, June 4, 1997

To: Members, Library Council
From: M. Lee, Chair, Library Council
Re: LIBRARY COUNCIL

A. Regular Members

  1. Senior Staff
    The representation from Senior Staff shall be determined each year at the discretion of the Chief Librarian.
  2. Elected members
    Elected members shall include eight unionized staff, six librarians (other than Senior Staff), and four administrative staff (other than Senior Staff).
  3. 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

  1. 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:

  2. by discussing matters relating to the Central Library System policies, procedures and plans and making recommendations to the Chief Librarian.

  3. by reviewing regularly the stated goals, objectives and priorities of the Central Library System and their implementation, recommending changes when necessary.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

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