SPEC Kit 322: Library User Experience  ·  79
Name of group Composition Role(s) Outcome(s)
Undergraduate Student Library
Advisory Group
Voluntary undergraduate
Sounding Board, Advisory Ongoing
University Council Committee
on Academic and Related
University faculty, staff, and
To advise the vice provost and
director of libraries on the
policies, development, and
operation of the university
University Libraries Committee Faculty and a representative
from student government
Provides faculty input on
services, resources, facilities.
Varies depending on input.
University Library Committee Faculty and student
representatives (appointed)
Advise on policies, services,
Perceived as an active
committee that makes a
difference; members raise
concerns and are committed
to their role.
University Library Committee Faculty representatives
appointed by Faculty Senate
Advisory and advocacy Advise on services and
UO Graduate Student
Graduate Students Representation of graduate
We dedicated a full floor to
their needs (study carrel with
key, nice quiet study room,
mentor service, etc.)
Various student associations
on campus
Student government
Advising, outreach,
assessment support, general
sounding-board for gathering
ideas and hearing issues.
Mixed, some student
associations are more active
than others.
York Federation of Students Undergraduate student union Advocacy Collaboration with student
union executive on certain
Group 3 N=24
Name of group Composition Role(s) Outcome(s)
Bamboo Shoots Library administration, library
and university IT support,
humanities faculty
Identify ways to improve
library support for faculty
who want to build collections
of digital objects for their
research and teaching.
Dean’s Student Advisory
15–18 juniors and seniors
who have been selected as
residential advisors for first
year students
Bring student issues to the
Dean’s attention; serve as
student advisors on specific
library projects.
Better and more responsive
services for students,
particularly undergraduates.
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