Committees

Undergraduate Student Advisory Board

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The Undergraduate Student ‘Friends of the Library’ Advisory Board provides students with a forum to voice opinions and ideas for the U of T Mississauga Library and serves to facilitate bi-directional communication between students and Library staff.  The Undergraduate Student ‘Friends of the Library’ Advisory Board is a sub-group of the Advisory Committee to the UTM Library which reports to Academic Affairs.

Student advisors provide input and feedback on matters pertaining to library services, resources, and programming for students. Areas of interest for which student feedback and discussion is invaluable include:

  • Student use and needs in an Academic Learning Centre
  • Library policies, services, instruction, and customer service and engagement issues
  • Program content for fall student academic orientation
  • Developing student leaders and advocates for positive impact on student behaviour in support of their academic success
  • Student-focused marketing and communications programming
  • Learning Commons programming

Membership

Student advisors are selected from various student groups on campus.   Membership is comprised of:

Chief Librarian - Ex-Officio

Acting Associate Librarian, Teaching, Learning, & User Experience

Library Community Development Leader

2 students - Off-campus

2 students - Residence

2 students - Academic Clubs

4 students - Members-at-large

However, any students interested in being student advisors are encouraged to put forward their names for membership.  A Chair is nominated by and/or appointed from the student membership at the start of each year.

Meetings

Meetings are held at least twice per term in the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, Room 448.  A schedule of meetings is determined in consultation with members.  The Undergraduate Student ‘Friends of the Library’ Advisory Board will provide a standing report at each meeting of the Advisory Committee to the UTM Library.

Minutes

Minutes will be prepared within two weeks of each meeting and posted electronically on the Library website.

Revised February 25, 2015
Reviewed October 22, 2010