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Council on the Libraries


The Council on the Libraries shall consist of the Dean of Libraries; the Provost or their representative; the Dean of College or their representative; the Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies or their representative; six members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (two from each division, from different departments, appointed by the Committee on Organization and Policy); one member from each of the three Professional Schools; and three students (two undergraduates, one graduate) and one postdoc. The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer serves as a non-voting member.

Members 2023 - 2024 academic year



(1) To represent the faculty and students in maintaining the excellence of the Library with respect to its collections, resources, services, programs and spaces for the benefit of the Dartmouth community.

(2) To assist in strategic planning for the Library by keeping the Dean of Libraries informed about current and future library needs for teaching, learning and research, and providing liaison between the Dean of Libraries and the faculties of Dartmouth.

(3) To advise the Dean of Libraries on formulation and implementation of policies and programs in relation to collection development & collection management, development of new library services and on other matters of general library policy.

(4) To submit a report to the General Faculty at the end of each academic year.