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Library Committees

Assessment Committee:
Chair: Courtney Helm

  • Vacant
  • Maria Souliotis
  • Sarah Whittle
  • BA Librarian TBD

Audiovisual Productions Standards Committee
Chair: Brandon Martin

  • Boniblu Choate
  • Cathy Courteau
  • Dalton Martin
  • Sarah Mason
  • Sarah Whittle

Digital Collections Committee:
Chair: Blain McLain

  • Dr. Michael Jones
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Jenifer Rogers
  • Darren Tobey

Disaster Planning/Emergency Recovery Committee:
Chair: Vacant

  • Porsche Amonette
  • Brenda Bradford
  • Catherine Courteau
  • Donna Graham
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Blain McLain

Earth Day Committee:
Chair: SophiaBeverley Threatt

  • Porsche Amonette
  • Jannette DeMary
  • Aaliyah Garcia (honorary member)
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Maria Souliotis
  • Matt Wagner

Entertainment and Care Committee:
Chair: Jenifer Rogers

  • Porsche Amonette
  • Aaliyah Garcia
  • Donna Graham
  • Darren Tobey
  • Sarah Woolard

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee:
Chair: Maria Souliotis

  • Jannette DeMary
  • Donna Graham
  • Courtney Helm
  • Jenifer Rogers
  • Sarah Woolard

Library Leadership Team:
Chair: Dr. Michael Jones

  • Brenda Bradford
  • Catherine Courteau
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Brandon Martin, ex officio (Webmaster)
  • Dalton Martin
  • Darren Tobey
  • Sarah Whittle

Student Engagement & Communications Committee:
Chairs: Courtney Helm & Dalton Martin

  • Boniblu Choate
  • Catherine Courteau
  • Amanda Estes, ex officio and Communications Liaison
  • Donna Graham
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Jenifer Rogers
  • Maria Souliotis
  • Sarah Whittle

Web Committee:
Chair: Brandon Martin

  • Boniblu Choate
  • Cathy Courteau
  • Aaliyah Garcia
  • Courtney Helm
  • Dalton Martin
  • Tom Rink
  • Darren Tobey
  • Matthew Wagner

WMS Committee:
Chair: Darren Tobey

  • Catherine Courteau
  • Dr. Pamela Louderback
  • Brandon Martin
  • Dalton Martin
  • Sarah Whittle

Assessment Committee

Chair: First Year Experience/Assessment Librarian

  • 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.

Audiovisual Productions Standards Committee

Chair: Appointed by Library Director

  • Create and annually review standards for audiovisual publishing to the NSU Libraries website and/or digital social media platforms
  • Review and select approved software for the creation of audiovisual materials based on ongoing review of software availability and industry standards
  • Review and select training materials for the use of approved software
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with audiovisual creators at NSU Libraries and other invested committees and departments
  • Review all incoming submissions for quality and compliance with established publishing standards
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Digital Collections Committee

  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Establish a single repository to house digital materials collected by the Library and University
  • Maintain and update the repository on a continuous basis
  • Establish and continuously update policies for the repository, pending approval by the Library Leadership Team  
  • Market and promote the repository to the NSU community
  • Encourage NSU faculty to add their publications and Open Educational Resources
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Disaster Planning/Emergency Recovery:

  • 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

Earth Day & Sustainability Committee:

  • 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

Entertainment and Care Committee:

  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Meet regularly and maintain meeting minutes (submit to Brandon Martin after approved by the committee)
  • Plan and produce staff celebrations Conduct outreach to library faculty and staff to raise funds for entertainment and care reserves when necessary 
  • Maintain oversight of and expenditures from entertainment and care reserves 
  • Provide care items for Library faculty and staff 
  • Review current processes and procedures for providing care items for Library employees and revise as called for 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee:

  • 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 Library committees and other DEI-related organizations across the university and community
  • Maintain meeting minutes

Library Leadership Team:

  • Comprised of NSU Libraries’ Department Heads, BA Library Director, and Executive Director of Libraries.
  • 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

Student Engagement & Communications Committee:

Mission: To create and provide intentional student engagement activities and a welcoming library environment.

Charge:

  • Elect a committee chair to serve for a 2-year term
  • Create programs focused on authentically engaging students in the library
  • Obtain LLT and/or University approval  for programs as needed
  • Increase the libraries’ presence on all three campuses
  • Create collaborative partnerships with organizations outside of the library
  • Track statistics of programs
  • Use evidence-based assessment to evaluate program effectiveness
  • Gather student data and feedback to build and improve programs
  • 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

Web Committee:

Chair: Brandon Martin

  • 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

  • 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

*Note on Committee Charges: In consultation with the Executive Director, committees will revisit their charges every two years, updating and revising as needed to respond to changing needs and circumstances.