The Oxford Union Society Library is unique in that it is run by its members, for its members. Mainly, this takes the form of two committees. Full details on the library's Mission Statement and Collection Development Policy can be found here and here.

The Library Committee

Meeting weekly during term time, the Library Committee is chaired by the Junior Librarian. Its remit is to select new stock for the Library, to identify material for withdrawal and to discuss any other issues which impact on the day-to-day operation of the Library. 

In addition to the Junior Librarian, the Senior Librarian, the Librarian-in-Charge, the Trainee Librarian (Minutes Secretary) and a representative of Standing Committee, the Committee has numerous junior and senior members.

The current membership of the Committee is:

Genevieve Athis (Junior Librarian, Christ Church)
Brendan McGrath (Librarian Elect, Oriel)
Sean Power (Senior Librarian, Oriel College)
Thomas Corrick (Librarian-in-Charge)
Elizabeth Piper (Minutes Secretary)
Rebecca Barton (Regent's Park College)
Altair Brandon-Salmon (Wadham College)
Yee Kwan Law (University College)
Brian Wong (Kellogg College)
Connor Warden (Senior Member)
Will Prescott (Senior Member)
Mark Bosley (Senior Member)
Phillip Counsell (Senior Member)
John Whitehead (Senior Member)
Carla Fuentes Lopez (Senior Member)

The Committee is always keen to hear from potential new members, both junior and senior. 

To find out more, email the Junior Librarian or the Librarian-in-Charge.


The Library Strategy Committee

The Library Strategy Committee is chaired by the Senior Librarian and meets once a term. 

Its remit is to advise on issues concerning the long term strategic development of the library service. The Committee also approves the annual library strategy document. 

The current membership of the Library Strategy Committee is:

Sean Power (Senior Librarian, Oriel College)
Stephen Horvath (President, New College)
Genevieve Athis (Junior Librarian, Christ Church)
Brendan McGrath (Librarian Elect, Oriel)
Sabriyah Saeed (ex-Junior Librarian, Somerville College)
Shivani Ananth (ex-Junior Librarian, St Anne's College)
Thomas Corrick (Librarian-in-Charge)
Laura Johnson (Minutes Secretary)
Nicholas Field-Johnson (OLDUT)
Lindsey Warne (Bursar)
Jeremy Worth (IT Officer)
Daniel Villar (Library Committee representative)
Connor Warden (Library Committee representative)
John Whitehead (Library Committee representative)
Amanda Saville (Librarian, Queen's College)
Fiona Wilkes (Librarian, Wolfson College)
Ljilja Ristic (representative of Bodleian Libraries)