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Staff Committee Opportunities

Staff Committee Opportunities

The following library committees are always looking for volunteers.  Please request and receive permission from your supervisor before contacting the individuals below.

Exhibitions Committee:

This committee supports exhibits that highlight the University Libraries’ rich and varied collections and also encourages exhibits that look beyond the walls of the Libraries to incorporate nationally or locally recognized themes and events, University programs, or emerging research. Preparation of exhibits should involve staff from all areas of the Libraries, as well as key university groups.

Facilities Committee:

This committee is responsible for issues related to the FAU Libraries building environments, space allocation, disaster preparedness, etc., and following through on actions from the Strategic Plan.

Staff & Organizational Development Committee (SODC):

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Staff & Organizational Development Committee (SODC) performs a unique and critical role within the FAU Libraries.

The SODC fosters an esprit de corps through awards celebrations and other Libraries-wide social occasions such as but not limited to the new employee orientation/welcoming program, and celebrations of holidays, promotions, retirements, and other receptions designed to encourage and celebrate all who work in the FAU Libraries. The SODC also supports the Dean’s initiatives to foster a happy and healthy work environment.

The SODC serves as the planning and implementation body that organizes events to promote positive morale and foster a sense of collegiality in the FAU Libraries. The Committee takes direction from and consults with the Dean prior to planning events. The Dean will work closely with SODC to provide a budget for library events, as needed.

Committee members are comprised of six to ten volunteer faculty and staff from all areas of the libraries, including the branch campus libraries. There are no set term limits, except for the SAS chair, who serves a two-year term. While there are no set terms, members are encouraged to consider opportunities for other staff to participate and to step down or aside in order to provide other interested staff the chance to serve.

SODC Members:
Lawrence Mello, Chair
Tiffany Follin, Staff Awards Chair
Afra Burton
Charlotte Barna
Sheri Edwards
Jane Hung
Ka Kei Ng
Malka Schyndel
Renata Johnson
Thomas O'Brien

Power of Suggestion Team (POST):

The goal of the Power of Suggestion Team (POST) is to provide an avenue of communication between the FAU Libraries Faculty, Staff, and the Administration. By soliciting and collecting comments, suggestions and complaints the team will serve as a mechanism of organization in ensuring all input is appropriately and discretely acknowledged and forwarded to the relevant parties. POST will serve the libraries by strengthening employee morale by creating a cooperative environment that generates and supports new ideas.

FAU Libraries Emerging Technologies Committee:

The FAU Libraries Emerging Technologies Committee is responsible for overseeing the research, testing, implementation, and creation of standards for emerging technologies that will enhance services to our user popluation/enhance effiiciency and work productivity of library staff.

To see additional information regarding the FAU Libraries Emerging Technologies Committee and member information, visit their LibGuide here.

Space Allocation Advisory Committee to the Dean:

The broad purpose of the FAU Libraries Space Allocation Committee is to review the space needs of the libraries, study options, and recommend courses of action to be taken. The committee will examine short and long-term needs relating to storage of and access to library collections, use of public space and partnerships with other campus groups and external agencies, and renovation of existing staff and public spaces.

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