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Library Committees

2016-2017

Library staff members are critical to the governance of the Library. The entire staff meets monthly and teams meet regularly. Advisory committees of university faculty and students meet with the Dean to facilitate communication and advise on Library policies and procedures. The Dean of the Library also establishes an array of standing committees, as well as ad hoc committees and task forces when needed.

Committees by Assignment

Administrative Council

The Administrative Council is comprised of the Dean of the Library, Team Leaders, a library faculty representative and an elected staff representative. The Administrative Council meets monthly to discuss, develop, and review plans, projects, and issues relevant to the Library and its roles in the University.

  • Stephanie Bennett (Library Faculty Representative, 2016-2017)
  • Lauren Corbett
  • Thomas Dowling
  • Stephen Edwards
  • Sophie Leveque (Fellow)
  • Mary Beth Lock
  • Ellen Makaravage (Staff Representative, 2015-2017)
  • Tim Pyatt
  • Susan Smith
  • Rosalind Tedford
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Assessment

The Assessment Committee is charged with planning and facilitating assessment efforts for library services.

  • Lauren Corbett
  • Thomas Dowling
  • Alice Eng
  • Mary Beth Lock
  • Susan Smith (chair)
  • Rosalind Tedford
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Communications

The Communications Committee promotes ZSR library services, resources, and facilities to Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader Winston-Salem community.

  • Chris Burris
  • Thomas Dowling
  • Ellen Makaravage
  • Kevin Gilbertson
  • Sophie Leveque (Fellow)
  • Rebecca Petersen May
  • Chelcie Rowell
  • Meghan Webb (chair)

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Chris Burris
  • Amanda Foster
  • Molly Keener
  • Mary Beth Lock (chair)
  • Travis Manning
  • Monesha Staton
  • Hu Womack

Safety & Security

The Safety and Security Committee is charged with developing and re-evaluating action plans that will cover emergencies arising from threats to the life, health, safety and both physical and digital security of the occupants and collections of the library.

  • Scott Adair
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Thomas Dowling
  • Patrick Ferrell
  • James Harper
  • Mary Beth Lock (chair)
  • Kaeley McMahan

User Experience

The User Experience (UX) Committee is charged with creating seamless connections for library users among library services, library resources, physical spaces, and web properties.

  • Carol Cramer
  • Kyle Denlinger
  • Kevin Gilbertson (chair)
  • James Harper
  • Sophie Leveque (Fellow)
  • Rebecca Petersen May
  • Chelcie Rowell

Committees by Choice

Emergency Weather Team

The Emergency Weather Team responds to weather emergencies to open and operate the library during inclement conditions. Public Services Areas Only.

  • Jeff Eller
  • Tara Hauser
  • Doris Jones
  • David Link
  • Mary Beth Lock (chair)
  • Tim Mitchell
  • Hu Womack

Employee Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee is charged with developing and implementing strategies for recognizing ZSR faculty and staff and for planning the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon, typically held in May the week after graduation. The Committee is also responsible for administering the Dedicated Deacon Award for informal recognition and the Annual Employee Recognition Awards for sustained excellence throughout the year.

  • Carol Cramer (2015-2017)
  • Leslie McCall (2016-2018)
  • Peter Romanov (2015-2017)
  • Mel Rutledge (2016-2018)
  • Kathy Shields (2016-2018)

Library Lecture Series

The Library Lecture Series Programming Committee is charged with planning lectures and discussions that will support the current curriculum; address current issues and events; acknowledge and accentuate the current collection and bring together the many diverse points of view found in our community.

Please see the Schedule of Events and Lecture Details form.

  • Barry Davis
  • Craig Fansler
  • Amanda Foster
  • Joy Gambill (chair)
  • James Harper
  • Sophie Leveque (Fellow)
  • Megan Mulder
  • Kathy Shields

Staff Development

The Staff Development Committee is charged with developing and implementing staff development plans and activities for the staff of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Committee members representing the Library Teams solicit suggestions and requests for topics. Topics also come from workshop evaluations and the library administration. The staffs of the Professional Center Library and the Coy C. Carpenter Medical School Library are invited to participate in many of the staff development activities.

The Staff Development Committee focuses on providing workshops and training opportunities that can take place in the Library. Other development activities, such as travel to professional conferences and off-site workshops, are available to all staff through the Library’s staff development funds request process. Occasionally individual departments organize special informational events that constitute staff development opportunities.

  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Jeff Eller
  • Steve Kelley (chair)
  • Kaeley McMahan
  • Kristen Morgan
  • Mary Reeves

Wake the Library

The Wake the Library Committee will coordinate the library’s “Wake the Library” program – all-night study hours during exam periods. The committee will plan the schedule, solicit volunteers, seek donations from the university, coordinate the food, plan the publicity, etc.

  • Prentice Armstrong
  • Tara Hauser
  • Doris Jones (co-chair)
  • Sophie Leveque (Fellow)
  • Carolyn McCallum
  • Tim Mitchell (co-chair)
  • Linda Ziglar

If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-758-5475.