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VCU Libraries Advisory Committee

Charge to the Committee

The VCU Libraries Advisory Committee advocates the central role of the VCU Libraries in the academic enterprise and the University's obligation to support fully that role. The Committee advises the Provost and the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, VCU Libraries, in areas related to library policy, planning, and operations:

  • On the formulation of library policy in relation to allocating and prioritizing internal and external resources for instruction and research;
  • On the allocation of library space;
  • On the establishment of library hours;
  • On the development of an overall library program advancing research and instruction for the institution as a whole.

The Committee Chair may interact with members of other University committees to coordinate activities and investigate initiatives to improve undergraduate, graduate, and professional education at Virginia Commonwealth University through collaborative work with the VCU Libraries.

Academic year 2021-22

All meetings begin at 2 p.m.


  • One representative from each School or College, with two representatives from the School of Medicine, selected by the School or College
  • One representative from the undergraduate student body, selected by the President of the Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association
  • One representative from the graduate and professional student body, selected by the Graduate Student Association. One representative from the professional student body of the MCV Campus, selected by the MCV Student Government Association
  • The President of the Faculty Senate or their designee from the Senate, ex-officio voting
  • Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, VCU Libraries, ex-officio non-voting

Student government representatives

  • Samara Shabon, Undergraduate SGA
  • Shawn Rosalez, Grad/Professional SGA

Faculty representatives

  • Jean Bailey, School of Medicine
  • Matt Bogenschutz, School of Social Work
  • Lelia Brinegar, School of Medicine
  • Rachel Cloutier, School of Nursing
  • T. Corey Davis, College of Health Professions
  • Catherine Ingrassia, College of Humanities & Sciences
  • Sonali Rathore, School of Dentistry
  • Inho "Richard" Joh, College of Humanities & Sciences
  • Nastassja Lewinski, College of Engineering
  • David Shields, School of the Arts
  • Ywone Edwards Ingram, University College
  • Valerie Robnolt, School of Education and Faculty Senate
  • Dayanjan (Shanaka) Wijesinghe, School of Pharmacy
  • James Keck, L. Douglas Wilder School
  • Christy Tyndall, Honors College
  • Jayaraman Vijayakumar, School of Business

Ex officio Non-voting 

  • Kathy Bradshaw, Assistant Dean for Organizational Development
  • Laura Gariepy, Associate Dean for Research and Learning
  • Jimmy Ghaphery, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Publishing
  • Irene Herold, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
  • Tammy Sugarman, Associate Dean for Collections, Discovery and Budget
  • Teresa Knott, Interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

Academic year 2020-21


Academic year 2019-20

Academic year 2018-19

Academic year 2017-18

Academic year 2016-17

Academic year 2015-16

Academic year 2014-15

Academic year 2013-14

Academic year 2012-13

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