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VCU Libraries Advisory Committee

Charge to the Committee

The VCU Libraries Advisory Committee advocates the central role of the VCU Libraries in the academic enterprise and the University's obligation to support fully that role. The Committee advises the Provost and the University Librarian, VCU Libraries, in areas related to library policy, planning, and operations:

  • On the formulation of library policy in relation to allocating and prioritizing internal and external resources for instruction and research;
  • On the allocation of library space;
  • On the establishment of library hours;
  • On the development of an overall library program advancing research and instruction for the institution as a whole.

The Committee Chair may interact with members of other University committees to coordinate activities and investigate initiatives to improve undergraduate, graduate, and professional education at Virginia Commonwealth University through collaborative work with the VCU Libraries.

Academic Year 2014-15

Meetings will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the locations specified.


  • One representative from each School or College, with two representatives from the School of Medicine, selected by the School or College
  • One representative from the undergraduate student body, selected by the President of the Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association
  • One representative from the graduate and professional student body, selected by the Graduate Student Association.One representative from the professional student body of the MCV Campus, selected by the MCV Student Government Association
  • The President of the Faculty Senate or his/her designee from the Senate, ex-officio voting
  • The Chair of the Humanities and Sciences Library Advisory Committee or his/her designee from the Committee, ex-officio voting
  • University Librarian, VCU Libraries, ex-officio non-voting

Faculty representatives

  • Kenneth Warren, School of Medicine
  • Whitney Newcomb, School of Education
  • T. Corey Davis, School of Allied Health Professionals
  • Peter Nguyen, School of Social Work
  • Les Harrison, College of Humanities and Sciences
  • Susan Johnson, School of Nursing
  • Meredith Baines, School of Dentistry
  • Jose Dula, School of Business
  • Hu Yang, School of Engineering
  • David Burton, School of the Arts
  • Lisa B. Phipps, School of Pharmacy
  • Carolyn White, University College
  • Mike Ryan, School of Medicine
  • Peter Nguyen, Faculty Senate
  • Faye Prichard, Honors College

Student representatives

  • Vincent Ryan, Monroe Park Campus SGA 
  • Neha Sakhawalker, Graduate Student GSA 

Non-voting ex officio

  • Dennis Clark, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning
  • John Duke, Senior Associate University Librarian
  • Jeanne Hammer, Associate University Librarian for Admin/Policy Development
  • Teresa Knott, Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
  • John Ulmschneider, University Librarian


Recent Records
Academic Year 2013-14

Academic Year 2012-13

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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