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 Trainee 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:

Fran Varley  (Junior Librarian, Somerville College)
Mia Smith  (Librarian Elect, Oriel College)
Kriti Joshi  (Standing Committee representative)
Sean Power (Senior Librarian, Oriel College)
Su Lockley (Librarian-in-Charge)
Emma Quinlan  (Minutes Secretary)
Altair Brandon-Salmon  (Wadham College)
Stephen Hawes  (Balliol College)
Anna Lukina  (Hertford College)
Ryan Mao  (University College)
Brian Wong  (Pembroke College)
Mark Bosley (Senior Member)
David Browne  (Senior Member)
Phillip Counsell (Senior Member)
Tim Foot  (Senior Member)
Brahma Mohanty  (Senior Member)
Dorkina Myrick  (Senior Member)
Connor Warden  (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)
Noah Lachs  (President, Lincoln College)
Fran Varley  (Junior Librarian, Somerville College)
Mia Smith  (Librarian-Elect, Oriel College)
Ssuuna Golooba-Mutebi  (ex-Junior Librarian, St John's College)
Niamh Coote  (ex-Junior Librarian, Pembroke College)
Su Lockley (Librarian-in-Charge)
Valerie Beautemps  (Minutes Secretary)
Nicholas Field-Johnson (OLDUT)
Lindsey Warne (Bursar)
Jeremy Worth (IT Officer)
Altair Brandon-Salmon  (Library Committee representative)
John Whitehead  (Library Committee representative)
Brian Wong  (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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