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About the Council

The Sherrod Library Faculty Advisory Council (SLFAC) serves the library and the rest of the university by providing a forum for two-way communications between ETSU’s faculty and the Sherrod Library. Comprised primarily of ETSU departmental representatives and Sherrod Library librarians and administrators, council members provide faculty perspectives and input regarding Sherrod Library collections, spaces, and services.  

Members of the council will also assist in communicating news regarding library developments and participating in initiatives that impact the colleges’ programs, departments, colleagues, and students.  

Council activities include and are not limited to:  

  • Communicating concerns and ideas for new or improved library services. 
  • Collecting, prioritizing, and communicating departmental book, media, and electronic resources purchase recommendations. 
  • Assisting the library with database trials, surveys, discussions, etc. to gather feedback regarding possible significant acquisitions, withdrawals, or cancelations 
  • Sharing information provided by the library with departments’ faculty and students. 

Council operations:

  • The council will meet, at a minimum, once a semester during the academic year.  
  • The Dean and the library faculty’s designee will serve as co-conveners.  
  • All librarians will serve as standing members of the council. 
  • Other Sherrod Library faculty and colleagues from other units may be invited to participate in meetings or ongoing council projects.

Membership

Membership will remain flexible to account for any campus constituency intersecting with the Sherrod Library and its role in the research and teaching mission of the university.  

Primarily, members will include:  

  • Representatives from academic departments and centers from the following ETSU colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business and Technology, Clemmer, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Honors, Graduate & Continuing Studies, Nursing, and Public Health.   
  • Departments, centers, and other units may select representatives in any matter they choose. Representatives serve 2-year, renewable terms.  
  • Sherrod Library will be represented by the Dean of University Libraries and all Sherrod Library librarians.   

Sherrod Librarians will select their co-convener and work through their Faculty Partnership to inform advisory programming, projects, etc. Sherrod librarians can participate in advisory to support their respective academic assignments, service activities, and research.  

Council Members

Name Term Department
TBD    
     

 

Contact Information

David Atkins
Dean of Libraries
SLFAC Co-Convener

atkinsdp@etsu.edu
(423) 439-6988

 

Rebecca Tolley
Professor, Interim Director of Research and Instructional Services (RIS) 
SLFAC Co-Convener
tolleyst@etsu.edu
(423) 439-4365

Nominations

The Sherrod Library Faculty Advisory Council accepts nominations for representatives to serve 2-year, renewable terms. Self nominations are accepted. Please submit your nomination to Library Administration via email to libadmin@etsu.edu. Nominations should include name, department, college, and a brief statement of interest in serving on the council. 

Meeting Information

Documents will be posted here when available.