Web Advisory Committee membership and terms of reference

Updated and approved: August 2015 by the Web Advisory Committee.

I. The Web Advisory Committee is a standing Committee of the Library Council

II. Membership

Ex-officio:

  • Communications Librarian
  • Head, Faculty and Student Engagement
  • Student Engagement Librarian
  • Digital Coordinator Librarian
  • User Experience Librarian

Appointed:

  • Representative from Access and Information Services (1)
  • Representative from Collection Development (1)
  • Representative from the Instruction in Library Use Committee (1)
  • Representative from LibGuides (1)
  • Representative from the Map & Data Library (1)
  • Representative from OISE/UT Library (1)
  • Representative from the Reference Services Committee (1)
  • Representative from the Robarts Reference Department (1)
  • Representative from the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office (1)
  • Representative from the Science Libraries (3)
  • Representative from Social Media (1)
  • Representative from UTM (1)
  • Representative from UTSC (1)
  • Representative from each non-central library wishing to participate

Members are appointed by the head of their library or unit in the fall of each year.

Members shall serve a one year term with re-appointment possible.  They shall elect their own chairperson annually.

III. Terms of Reference

  1. To ensure the University of Toronto Libraries' web presence and library-generated content is consistent with the Libraries' mission statement and current strategic plan, and supports University of Toronto's teaching, learning, and research values.
  2. To consider, agree upon, and implement strategies, initiatives, and tasks that support the provision of a user-focused, usable, and unified online presence for the University of Toronto Libraries. 
  3. To identify, share, and discuss information related to the management of online spaces, including but not limited to content management, usability, accessibility, design, and/or current trends in the field.
  4. To provide a venue for communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing among colleagues on the topic of the Libraries' web presence and library-generated content, and related issues.
  5. To meet regularly, at least eight times a year.
  6. To report annually to Library Council.