Library Committees


The Library Committee meets weekly during term time and 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 Deputy Librarian (Minutes Secretary) and a representative of Standing Committee, the Committee has up to 12 junior members and up to 6 senior members.

The current membership of the Committee is:

Robert Harris  (Junior Librarian, New College
Niamh Coote  (Librarian-Elect, Pembroke College)
Vacancy  (Standing Committee representative)
Sean Power (Senior Librarian, Oriel College)
Su Lockley (Librarian-in-Charge)
Valerie Beautemps  (Minutes Secretary)
Samual Billington  (Somerville College)
David Browne  (Merton College)
Samuel Cockle-Hearne  (Oxford Brookes)
Blagovest Gospodov  (St John's College)
Charles Helding (Jesus College)
Alys Key (Somerville College)
Iryna Li  (Lady Margaret Hall)
Ryan Mao (University College)
Cason Reily (Trinity College)
Connor Warden  (St Edmund Hall)
Mark Bosley (Senior Member)
Phillip Counsell (Senior Member)
Liam Murphy (Senior Member)
John Whitehead (Senior Member)

The Committee is always keen to hear from potential new members, both junior and senior.  To find out more, email  

See below for recent minutes of the Library Committee.











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)
Charlie Vaughan  (President, St John's College)
Robert Harris  (Junior Librarian,  New College)
Niamh Coote  (Librarian-Elect, Pembroke College)
Stuart Webber  (Ex-Junior Librarian, Somerville College)
Su Lockley (Librarian-in-Charge)
Diana Hackett (Minutes Secretary)
Nicholas Field-Johnson (OLDUT)
Lindsey Warne (Bursar)
Jeremy Worth (IT Officer)
Connor Warden (Library Committee representative)
Alys Key (Library Committee representative)
Phillip Counsell (Library Committee representative)
Amanda Saville (Librarian, Queen's College)
Fiona Wilkes (Librarian, Wolfson College)
Ruth Bird (representative of Bodleian Libraries)

See below for recent minutes of the Library Strategy Committee:









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