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Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee

Charge to the Committee

The Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee (CLUAC) promotes the value of Cabell Library in the academic and social life of undergraduates at VCU. CLUAC advises VCU Libraries in matters related to service design and implementation, programming and student priorities. Specifically, committee members will:

  • Advise and assist in the design and implementation of services affecting undergraduates.
  • Attend one regular monthly meeting which will have a virtual option.
  • Participate in a minimum of three library service activities annually. Opportunities include: writing articles or designing ads for the CLUAC newsletter; volunteering for Cabell events; sharing feedback on specific Cabell Library initiatives, etc.
  • Promote use of the library to peers.
  • Offer an undergraduate perspective on relevant library issues.

Who may apply

Enrolled, full-time VCU undergraduates from all majors and ranks are encouraged to apply. Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated enthusiasm and skills relevant to the position. VCU Libraries seeks a diverse group of service-oriented students who will represent the various needs and perspectives of the VCU undergraduate population. Applications are due in August for applicants interested in serving in the current academic year.

Terms of service and compensation

The term of service for this position is one academic year from September to May. Committee members must be able to attend one meeting a month, which will take place on selected Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Also, members must participate in a minimum of three library service activities of their choosing. Committee members will receive a $150 service award upon successful completion of their term and these requirements.

Meeting dates

  • September 4, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • January 22, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 16, 2021

2020-2021 CLUAC members

  • Alexis Atkinson, Junior, Art History
  • Aynsleigh "Escher" Escher, First Year, Philosophy of Law & Criminal Justice
  • Devina Thapa, Senior, Biology
  • Emma Ostenfeld, Junior, Psychology
  • Jessica MacIntyre, Junior, Elementary Education
  • Michael Portillo, Senior, Economics
  • Nick Griffin, Junior, Biology
  • Samantha Lee, Junior, Biology
  • Sovan Chour, Senior, Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Thomas Levine, Senior, Music


  • Donna E. Coghill, Community Engagement Librarian and Coordinator for Campus Partnerships
  • Gabrielle Brownson, Student Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

Have questions or comments about CLUAC? Email

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