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Library Committee

Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2014-2015

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Abramson, Daniel Art and Art History Associate Professor 2013-2018 Chair  
Bonoan, Rachael Graduate Student Council Student representative 2014-2015    
Ekbladh, David History Associate Professor 2014-2019    
Forber, Patrick Philosophy Associate Professor 2013-2018    
Joyner-Koomson, Valencia Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor 2011-2015    
Karatas, Janna   TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2014-2015    
Ma, Ning German, Russian & Asian Languages and Literatures Assistant Professor 2013-2018    
Mufti, Malik Political Science Professor 2011-2016    
Panzer, Matthew Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor 2013-2018    
Pearlman, Sophie TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2014-2015    
Reed, Michael Biology Professor 2010-2015    
Rogers, Chris Mechanical Engineering Professor 2014-2015    
Thomas III, Samuel Chemistry Associate Professor 2010-2015    
Weiss, Richard Mathematics Professor 2011-2016   LV Fall 2014
Walters, Laura Tisch Library Associate Director for Teaching and Research   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Wood, Laura Tisch Library Director   Ex officio, nonvoting  



The function of the Library Committee is to advise the director of Tisch Library on library policies, budget, collections, and services. It also assists in the dissemination of information about the library to constituent groups. Committee members become familiar with the operational activities of the library.

This committee consists of four or more faculty members, at least four of whom have professorial rank, with no more than one member from any one department; the chair of the Committee on Budget and University Priorities; two undergraduate students designated by the TCU Senate; one graduate student designated by the Graduate Student Council; and the following ex officio members with voting privileges: the director of Tisch Library and the associate director for teaching, research, and information resources, Tisch Library. All voting-eligible faculty members are able to serve on this committee. Members are appointed to a five-year term.

Committee members attend four meetings per academic year (September, November, February, April). Planning the meetings is the responsibility of the Library Director in consultation with the faculty committee chair. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members.


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