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The VCU Libraries Faculty Organization provides a forum to express opinions and concerns freely; to exercise educational, advisory, administrative, and service functions; and to participate in University governance. Each person who has a faculty appointment with VCU Libraries is a member of the Faculty Organization.



Officers serve one-year terms. Term of office begins July 1.

  • Eric Johnson (Chair, -2019)
  • Hillary Miller (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, -2020)
  • Janet Reid (Secretary, -2019)

Peer Review Committee

Members serve three-year terms. Term of office begins May 1.

  • John Cyrus (Chair, -2019)
  • Ibironke Lawal (-2020)
  • My Guidarelli (Alternate, -2019)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is appointed by the chair each academic year.

  • Mary Anne Dyer
  • Yuki Hibben
  • Shirley Thomas

Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee consists of the Faculty Org chair, a representative of the Peer Review Committee, and three members appointed by the Faculty Org chair each academic year.

  • Patricia Sobczak (Chair)
  • Dana Ladd
  • Nina Exner
  • John Cyrus, Peer Review Committee
  • Eric Johnson, Faculty Org Chair

Elected Representatives

Faculty Senate

Representatives serve three-year terms; alternates serve for one year. Term of office begins August 15.

  • Carla-Mae Crookendale (-2019)
  • Denise Branch (-2020)
  • Julie Arendt (1st Alternate, -2019)
  • Tim Siegel (2nd Alternate, -2019)

University Council

Representatives and alternates serve two-year terms. Term of office begins at the start of the academic year.

  • Amanda Echterling (-2019)
  • Andrea Kohashi (-2020)
  • Nina Exner (Alternate, -2020)

University Grievance Panel

Representative and alternate serve three-year terms. Term of office begins August 15.

  • Megan Hodge (-2021)
  • Erin Carillo (Alternate, -2019)

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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