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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 2019-20

All meetings begin at 2 p.m.


  • 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

Student government representatives

  • Udanth Mallasani, Undergraduate SGA
  • Michele O Pancoast, Grad/Professional SGA

Faculty representatives

  • Jean Bailey, School of Medicine
  • Valerie Robnolt, School of Education and Faculty Senate
  • T. Corey Davis, School of Allied Health Professionals
  • Matt Bogenschutz, School of Social Work
  • Adin Lears, College of Humanities and Sciences
  • Cheng Ly, College of Humanities and Sciences
  • Rachel Cloutier, School of Nursing
  • Meredith Baines, School of Dentistry
  • Jayaraman Vijayakumar, School of Business
  • Nastassja Lewinski, College of Engineering
  • David Shields, School of the Arts
  • Amy Pakyz, School of Pharmacy
  • Tom Nelson, University College
  • Lelia Brinegar, School of Medicine
  • Christy Tyndall, Honors College
  • Chernoh Wurie, L. Douglas Wilder School

Non-voting ex officio

  • Kathy Bradshaw, Assistant University Librarian for Organizational Development
  • Laura Gariepy, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning
  • Jimmy Ghaphery, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Publishing
  • Teresa Knott, Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
  • Tammy Sugarman, Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery and Budget
  • John Ulmschneider, University Librarian

Recent records

Academic year 2018-19

Academic year 2017-18

Academic year 2016-17

Academic year 2015-16

Academic year 2014-15

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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