Library Committees


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.

Administrative Council

The Administrative Council meets monthly to discuss, develop, and review policies, plans, projects, and issues relevant to the Library and its roles in the University.

  • Renee Berry (ex officio)
  • Ashelee Gerald-Hill (Library Faculty Representative, 2021-2022)
  • Veronica Brady
  • Lauren Corbett
  • Thomas Dowling
  • James Harper
  • Molly Keener
  • Mary Beth Lock
  • Travis Manning (Library Staff Representative, 2021-2022)
  • Tim Pyatt
  • Rosalind Tedford
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher


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

  • Veronica Brady
  • Lauren Corbett
  • Thomas Dowling
  • James Harper
  • Molly Keener
  • Mary Beth Lock (chair)
  • Rosalind Tedford
  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher


The Communications Committee identifies, fosters, and sustains various communication channels to increase the library’s visibility and value within the larger university community.

  • Christian Burris (2021-2023)
  • Elizabeth Ellis (2021-2022)
  • Kevin Gilbertson (standing)
  • Rebecca May (standing)
  • Brennan McMahon (2021-2022)
  • Hu Womack (2021-2022)

Emergency Weather

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

  • Jeff Eller (2021-2022)
  • Tara Hauser (2021-2022)
  • David Link (2021-2022)
  • Mary Beth Lock (2021-2022) (chair)
  • Tim Mitchell (2021-2022)

Employee Development

The Employee Development Committee is charged with developing and implementing employee enrichment activities for the staff and faculty of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

  • Charles Bombeld (2021-2022)
  • Steve Kelley (2021-2023)
  • Molly Keener (2021-2022) (chair)
  • Summer Krstevska (2021-2022)
  • Carolyn McCallum (2021-2022)
  • Finley Turner (2020-2022)

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.

  • Prentice Armstrong (2021-2022)
  • Veronica Brady (2021-2022)
  • Thomas Dowling (2021-2022)
  • Ashelee Gerald Hill (2020-2022)
  • Carrie Johnston (2021-2022)
  • Denice Lewis (2021-2022)
  • Travis Manning (2019-2021)

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is charged with identifying programming and conducting policy review that will create a more welcoming and respectful environment for all library employees and patrons.

  • Renee Berry (2021-2022)
  • Veronica Brady (2021-2023)
  • Chris Burris (2021-2023) (chair)
  • Claire Nyles Suer (2021-2022)
  • Megan Mulder (2021-2023)
  • Monesha Staton-Fluker (2021-2022)
  • Hu Womack (2021-2022)

Safety & Security

The Safety and Security Committee is charged with the development and maintenance of emergency protocols and policies to guide ZSR Library staff response and with conducting and coordinating training for library staff related to emergency procedures.

  • Stephanie Bennett (standing)
  • Rodrigo Castro (chair)
  • Barry Davis (2021-2023)
  • Thomas Dowling (standing)
  • Patrick Ferrell (2021-2023)
  • James Harper (2021-2023)
  • Mary Beth Lock (standing)
  • Travis Manning (2021-2022)
  • Melde Rutledge (2021-2022)

Staff Mentorship

The Staff Mentorship Committee is charged with developing and coordinating a mentorship program available to all staff at ZSR library.

  • Kristen Morgan (2021-2022)
  • Jessica Wilson-Saia (2021-2023)

TALA Conference Planning

The TALA Conference Planning group includes representatives from all TALA Libraries to plan the annual conference held usually in May. Representatives volunteer from each library every year.

  • Will Clarke (2021-2022)
  • Tara Hauser (2021-2022)

User Experience (UX)

The User Experience (UX) Committee conducts user research and offers design recommendations to improve library services and web resources for all library users.

  • Kyle Denlinger (2021-2023)
  • Kevin Gilbertson (standing) (chair)
  • James Harper (2021-2022)
  • Rebecca May (standing)
  • Leslie McCall (2021-2022)
  • Morgan Ritchie-Baum (2021-2022)
  • Kathy Shields (2021-2023)
  • Jessica Wilson-Saia (2021-2022)

Wake the Library

The Wake the Library Committee will coordinate the library’s “Wake the Library” program—all-night study hours during exam periods.

  • Kylie Bradley (2021-2022)
  • Barry Davis (2021-2023) (chair)
  • David Link (2021-2023)
  • Peter Romanov (2021-2022)
  • Monesha Staton-Fluker (2021-2022)
  • Meghan Webb (2021-2023)

Wellness and Sustainability

The ZSR Library Wellness and Sustainability Committee develops programming that supports wellness initiatives and promotes sustainable living. In collaboration with other offices on campus, including the Offices of Wellbeing and Sustainability, the committee works to advance knowledge, skills, and practices that contribute to a sustainable and balanced lifestyle.

  • Heather Barnes (2021-2023) (co-chair)
  • Jeff Eller (2021-2022)
  • Amanda Foster-Kaufman (2021-2022)
  • Joy Gambill (2021-2023)
  • David Link (2021-2022)
  • Kristen Morgan (2021-2023)
  • Kathy Shields (2020-2022) (co-chair)