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Administrative Services Council

Disbanded July 2012

The Administrative Services Council is one of five functional councils within the Library. For more information on the structure of library councils, the Library Organization Chart.

The Administrative Services Council advises the Chief Financial Officer on matters affecting the Library's ability to ensure smooth and efficient administrative services in support of library public services and operations, and for the benefit of all levels of Library staff. The Council also serves as a two-way communication link for sharing news and solving problems between Administrative Services and the rest of the Library organization and staff. The Library's Chief Financial Officer is the Council chair. Depending on the nature of the subject, input from the Administrative Services Council is taken to Roundtable, Administrative Group or Cabinet.


  1. Advise Administrative Services of the possible impacts of proposed changes in procedures, policies, and services upon Library staff and operations. As appropriate, gather information and feedback from library units for use in evaluation and decision-making. Keep staff up-to-date about changes with as much advance notice as possible, including what to expect and how to prepare for change.
  2. Recommend new policies, procedures, and services, and advocate for the improvement of existing ones. Prepare draft policies and procedures. Advise on planning, implementation, publicity, staff training and documentation, and evaluation.
  3. Ensure that Administrative Services function in compliance with campus and University policies and procedures.
  4. Send meeting agenda in advance to all library staff. Minutes will be posted on the Web in a timely fashion.

Two representatives from each of the subject councils, with at least one of the representatives from each subject council being a library assistant; heads of Business Services, Development, Human Resources Department, Space Planning, Facilities & Security; Systems; and the Chief Financial Officer, and other staff as deemed useful. The normal term of appointment is two years. Total standing members: 12

Elise Woods, Chief Financial Officer

Carlos Delgado, Arts & Humanities Council representative (term ends 2011)
David Duer, Development (ex officio)
Elizabeth Gardner, The Bancroft Library (ex officio)
Suhkjit Johal, Library Architect (ex officio)
Ty Johnson, Administrative Services (ex officio)
Paul Payne, Systems (ex officio)
Nick Robinson, Affiliated Library representative
Beth Weil, Sciences Council representative (term ends 2010)
Jill Woolums, Social Sciences Council representative (term ends 2011)
Susan Wong, Director, Library Human Resources (ex officio)

Meeting schedule:
1st Tuesday each month, 1:30pm - 3pm

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