Library Committee

2023-2026: (6 Members)

Faculty Representatives (Name, Department, Term Ends)

  1. Sutton, Elizabeth, Nursing (2024) - Chair
  2. Tekleab, Kebedech, Art and Design (2024)
  3. Meltzer, Linda, Business (2025) - Secretary
  4. Shahar, Jed, English (2025)
  5. Vragov, Roumen, Business (2026)


Student Representative



  • COC Liaison
  • Senate Steering Committee
  • President's Liaison


The Library Committee meets periodically on Wednesdays during club hours. Please contact Professor Elizabeth Sutton, Chair, with any questions (



Bylaws Charges

Section 24. The Committee on the Library

The Committee on the Library shall consist of six (6) members of the instructional staff and one (1) student.

The Committee on the Library shall:

1.  Report and recommend to the Academic Senate on matters pertaining to the Library of Queensborough Community College.

2.  Serve as an advisory group to the Library Department, that will:

  1. consider and advocate for students’ interests in the use of the library and its resources including (but not limited to) the allocation of space, the rules and regulations of use, and the availability of resources.
  2. consider and refer to other administrative offices (e.g., Buildings and Grounds, Academic Affairs) issues related to the function and condition of the library building.
  3. consider, make recommendations, and advocate for initiatives that build or improve access to the library’s collections.
  4. review the current state of pedagogical technologies in the Library, and make recommendations to the Library staff and Senate regarding the maintenance and upgrade of these technologies. 

Steering Committee Suggested Charges/Committee Goals

The Library Committee should complete during 2023-2024 AY its work to satisfy its Bylaws charge of reviewing the current state of pedagogical technologies and make recommendations to the Library Staff and Senate regarding the maintenance and upgrade of these technologies. During this academic year, once this work has been completed, the Library Committee should make a presentation at a meeting of the Academic Senate to present its findings. 

In its 2022-2023 Annual Report, the Library Committee expressed that it will need to update the faculty survey on technology. The update and sending out of this survey should be completed in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

The Library Committee should continue to survey students on their usage of the library and report results to the Director of the Library. The committee should also advocate for student library needs based on survey results from 2022-20023. 

Committee Addendum

  • Welcome to the Library Committee!
  •  The Work of the Library Committee falls into four main categories:
    • Advocating for student interests
      • Hours and access
    • Liaise with the administrative offices
      • Public Safety
      • Buildings and Grounds
    • Support and advocate for the Library staff and faculty
    • Review and recommend pedagogical technologies
    • Meetings are typically 2-3 times per semester, dependent upon the focus of the current tasks.
      • Committee members can expect to spend roughly 10 hours a semester on committee work and meetings.
        • Additional time may be necessary depending on current initiatives.
      • Attendance at our meetings:
        • The President’s liaison.
        • A Student Government Association (SGA) representative is always invited to attend.
        • The committee communicates with administration regarding the facility, needs as they arrive, and at times students, faculty, and staff.
        • Our meeting minutes, and future meeting dates and times are posted on our website:
      • The committee’s goals and charges are supported by the ASC, and they recommend surveying the student body for their thoughts and needs regarding the library and its usage.
        • They recommend we report those findings to the Director of the Library, and the committee will present those to the Academic Senate as well.
      • Goals working Forward:
        • Liaising with the administration with updating bathrooms for ADA compliance.
        • Surveying faculty and staff.
        • Supporting areas of expanding/creating special collections (ie. DEI)

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