Faculty Advisory Council

The Faculty Advisory Council serves as a vehicle through which the Library Dean and the Associate and Assistant Directors consult the faculty on matters of planning, policy, and other items of general interest.

This committee addresses the following: 1) the requirement for consultation by the dean with the faculty in accordance with Rule 3335-3-35; 2) ensuring that the views of the faculty be solicited and considered when decisions are made on issues that substantially affect the library and its faculty; and 3) the library administration’s need for a means of ascertaining faculty sentiment on significant issues, and of obtaining useful advice for resolving those issues. This committee is neither a reporting committee nor an oversight committee.

Faculty Advisory Council was formerly known as the Policy and Planning Committee (name changed 2/4/2011).

Annual Report:  1st Faculty Meeting of Fall Semester

E-mail Address: libfaccouncil@lists.osu.edu

Faculty Meetings:  Autumn 2020 & Spring 2021

All meetings will be held virtually until further notice, 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

  • September 24
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • March 2
  • April 27

Faculty Documents


Minutes of Faculty Advisory Council meetings and Faculty Meetings are available as part of the Faculty Advisory Council collection in Knowledge Bank. The most recently submitted minutes will appear first, but the entire collection can be sorted by date or title.


Membership comprises seven elected faculty members who serve staggered three-year terms, plus a liaison from the Executive Committee and the Faculty Secretary (ex officio).  No faculty member may serve more than two consecutive terms.

  • Alison Armstrong, Executive Committee liaison
  • Beth Black (chair) 6/30/22
  • Leigh Bonds 6/30/21
  • Morag Boyd 6/30/21
  • Danny Dotson 6/30/23
  • Joseph Galron 6/30/23
  • Jane Hammons 6/30/22
  • Dan Noonan, ex officio
  • Maureen Walsh 6/30/23

Practices of the Faculty Advisory Council

  • Minutes of committee meetings will be published (exclusive of confidential matters).
  • Any member of the committee may suggest an agenda topic.
  • Any member of the library faculty may petition that a topic be discussed, or the library faculty at a general meeting may propose consideration of a topic by the committee.
  • If the committee decides that consideration of a topic will benefit significantly from discussion by the entire faculty, the committee will submit the topic for the agenda of a general faculty meeting.