Librarian Committee


The purpose of the Librarian Committee is to represent the issues and concerns of all those Academic Professionals in the 97xx classes who hold the positions of Assistant Librarian (9715), Associate Librarian (9714), and Librarian (9713), in either the continuous appointment or annual renewable tracks.

The Librarian Committee assumes an advocacy role on personnel and professional issues relevant to the Librarian series where there is a general consent among the librarians. In this capacity, the Committee makes recommendations to the University Librarian regarding personnel policies and practices related to librarians, either at its own initiative or at the initiative of the University Librarian. The Chair of the Librarian Committee serves on the University Libraries’ Executive Committee and carries forth to that body issues and concerns relevant to the librarian appointments on which the librarians have reached general consent. The Chair also serves on the Libraries’ Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) Committee and carries forth to that body issues and concerns relevant to the P & A class on which the librarians have reached general consent.

On all issues and concerns, the Librarian Committee's activities are informed by widespread, regular consultation with the librarians.


The rules by which the Librarian Committee operates. Changes to the Guidelines require a vote and majority approval.

Current Members

  • Mary Miller (Chair, 2020)
  • Deborah Ultan (Chair-Elect, 2020, Chair, 2021)
  • Carissa Tomlinson (Member-at-Large, 2021) 
  • Shannon Farrell (2020)
  • Mariya Gyendina, University Senator (2020)

Chair Responsibilities


  • Review Librarian Committee web pages for needed revisions and delegate to committee members appropriately
  • Serve on Libraries Executive Committee
  • Call committee meetings at least once a quarter
  • Update Librarian Committee Google Group by adding members rotating on and removing members rotating off.



  • Arrange at least one Meeting of the Whole Annually
  • Attend merit review meeting with University Librarian
  • Ensure summer dossier clinics are scheduled at least every other year
  • Transfer ownership of Librarian Committee Google Group to new Chair (Chair-elect)

Chair-Elect Responsibilities


  • Serves as secretary for committee


Member Responsibilities


  • Attend committee meetings
  • Complete any tasks delegated by the chair


  • Recommend staff for election to Librarian Committee

Meeting Minutes / UMConnect Recordings

Meetings of the Whole

Projects / Initiatives

Continuous Appointment & Promotion

Dossier Clinics & Labs

Personal Statements

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