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The USC Libraries Committee is a joint advisory committee established by the Academic Senate and the Provost in consultation with the Dean of the USC Libraries. The committee is an emissary for constituencies across the university and acts as an interlocutor for the faculty as a whole on library-related issues.

The committee advises the Dean of the USC Libraries on matters related to improving of library services, collection development and management, the application of information technology and other areas of interest to the faculty in ensuring that the library supports existing and emerging areas of scholarship and research.  The Dean of the Libraries in turn apprises the committee of current issues and challenges and seeks the advice of the committee on current issues associated with the USC Libraries.  The committee reports on its activities to the Academic Senate and Provost on a regular basis.

Specific Charge for the 2023-24 Academic Year

 The most recent Libraries survey revealed that many faculty members were not familiar with Library offerings and opportunities for collaboration with Library faculty. The Libraries Committee will evaluate the USC Libraries’ current communications strategy and provide recommendations for improving communications with faculty to educate them about library services and programs and promote collaboration opportunities with Library faculty.


Christal Young,, USC Libraries

Trudi Sandmeier,, School of Architecture

Committee members

Ex Officio Member

William Dotson, Acting Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives,, USC Libraries