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Library Committees

Library Leadership Team

Chair: Dr. Michael Jones

Members: Brenda Bradford, Dr. Pamela Louderback, Brandon Oberg, Brent Swearingen, Darren Tobey.


  • In consultation with the Executive Director of Libraries: 
    • Discusses and approves policies and policy revisions
    • Discusses and approves special project proposals
    • Provides departmental progress and operations reports
    • Plans projects and appoints special project teams
    • Discusses special budget expenditures and planning as determined by Executive Director
    • Reviews and approves all suggested library events and programming
    • Provides feedback from departmental faculty and staff
    • Provides information on LLT decisions to departmental faculty and staff
    • Minutes maintained by NSU Libraries’ Administrative Assistant

Communications and Programming Committee

Chair: Amanda Estes

Members: Catherine Davenport, Sarah Diaz, Donna Graham, Sarah Grimes-Trout, Sarah Burkhead Whittle.


  • Elect a chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Explore, design, and implement (with Exec. Director’s approval) ways to market and promote NSU Libraries, services, and resources
  • Monitor the library’s physical environment and make suggestions for improvement
  • Develop and implement (with Exec. Director’s approval) a public relations plan for NSU Libraries
  • Maintain NSU Libraries’ social media presence
  • Assist in the development of special events (approved by Library Leadership Team) and market all library programming for the NSU community
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Digital Collections Committee

Chair: Karl Siewert

Members: Darren Tobey, Dr. Michael Jones, Dr. Pamela Louderback, Dalton Martin, Blain McClain, Brent Swearingen.


Disaster Planning/Emergency Recovery Committee


Members: Brenda Bradford, Donna Graham, Blain McLain, Brandon Oberg, Dalton Sims.


  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Update the libraries’ disaster preparedness plan
  • Collaborate with the Campus Safety Office in developing and maintaining the plan
  • Plan and arrange for new round of CPR certification for participating faculty/staff members
  • Monitor and report any safety hazards in the libraries with regard to building integrity, stairways and means of egress, arrangement of furnishings, tripping hazards, etc.
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs: Catherine Davenport, Michelle Green,

Members: Donna Graham, Jenifer Rogers, Karl Siewert. Aaron Pope, Maria Souliotis, Brian Barlow, Kasey Rhone


  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Collaborate to advance a more inclusive and equitable library environment
  • Initiate events, projects, and initiatives that advance DEI
  • Improve accountability and effectiveness through DEI-related planning and assessment
  • Form collaborative partnerships with other DEI-related organization across the university and community
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Earth Day Committee


Members: Elizabeth Hamilton, Dalana Leach, Dr. Pamela Louderback, Maria Souliotis, SophiaBeverley Threatt.  


  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Plan NSU Libraries Earth Day participation in conjunction with all campuses
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Information Literacy Assessment Committee

Chair: Sarah Diaz

Members: Brandon Oberg, Sarah Burkhead Whittle.


  • Create, evaluate, and revise (as needed) IL assessment plans for University Strategies and select upper division courses. Collect, analyze, and report assessment data on student learning outcomes in IL sessions.
  • Collaborate with Library Faculty to modify instruction for improvement in SLO achievement when needed. 
  • Provide assessment data to Executive Director and Department Head of RIS. 

Student Engagement Committee

Chair: Catherine Davenport



Web Committee

Chair: Karl Siewert

Members: Catherine Davenport, Nancy Edscorn, Michelle Green, ,Brandon Martin, Dalton Martin, Tom Rink, Darren Tobey.


  • Maintain the content of the website
    • Audit and review pages on a regular basis to determine what improvements should be made
    • Keep informed about website design and accessibility standards and new capabilities of platforms including LibGuides CMS, LibCal, and IvyBot
    • Inform page maintainers of changes and improvements
  • Act as a resource for page maintainers wishing to modify or update content
  • Promote a sense of responsibility for the website to all library faculty and staff who are page maintainers
  • Provide periodic progress reports to the Executive Director and Library Leadership Team
  • Request support as needed from the Executive Director and Department Heads

WMS Committee

Chair: Darren Tobey

Member: Dr. Pamela Louderback, Brandon Martin, Brandon Oberg, Aaron Pope, Brent Swearingen.


  • Review and maintain configurations, developments, interfaces, and processes related to WMS functioning
  • Make recommendations to the Library Leadership Team
  • Maintain relationships with and make recommendations to OCLC
  • Maintain meeting minutes

All committees have the additional charge of providing regular reports on committee findings, recommendations, and progress to Library Leadership.