Library matters are discussed, and policy is formulated and ratified, via various committees.
Library Steering Group
TheLibrary Steering Group draws its membershipacross senior members of the University and includes representation from Durham Students' Union. It meets termly, is a standing committee of Senate, and it also reports to the University Executive Committee and to Council.
Chair, appointed by the University Executive Committee
The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Arts and Humanities)
Director of Computing and Information Services or nominee
A senior representative from a College (1)
Senior representatives from Faculties (3)
A senior representative from the Education Committee or a sub-committee (1)
A senior representative from the Research Committee or a sub-committee (1)
A senior representative from the Wider-Student Experience Committee or a sub-committee (1)
Durham Student Union representatives (2)
Secretary - provided by the Library
Reporting to the Library Steering Group are theLibrary Users' Committee, the Collections Committee and the Foster Committee.
Library Users’ Committee
The Library Users' Committee meets once a term. It runs the same meeting twice each term, to enable maximum attendance. It provides a strong point of communication between Faculty Library representatives and ULC, and opportunities to seek opinions and feedback from the Library representatives.
Joint chair: ULC Head of Education and ULC Head of Customer Services
Library representatives from each faculty, department or school
Academic Affairs Officer of DSU
UG and PG DSU Officers
ULC Faculty Librarians
Members of the Library staff and other members of the University invited as appropriate to speak to the business of the meeting
It reports into Library Steering Group.
There is more information about the committee structure of the University as a whole on the web page forUniversity Committees.