Committee

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LAC)
Terms of Reference
Purpose

LAC plays an advisory and advocacy role regarding the Library on matters of general policy, planning, programs, goals, and objectives in its support of teaching, learning, research and community‐building needs of the University.

Objectives

  • Facilitating communication with and obtaining feedback from the university community on library collections, programs, services, infrastructure, and communication mechanisms.
  • To provide a forum for discussing University library and its community’s needs and expectations for information.
  • To act as advocates for the Library in university‐wide decision‐making groups.
  • To advise the library on policy matters concerning services, resources and facilities.
  • To provide an opportunity to raise and discuss initiatives in the provision of library and information services.
  • To facilitate communication between the Library and the community it serves.

Responsibilities

The Committee within the framework of the overall strategic policies of the University shall:

  • Advises and reviews library policies for instruction, resources, services, and the facility
  • Advises regarding library services, especially innovation, for the campus community
  • Discuss and evaluate budgetary issues for books, journals, databases, media, e-resources etc.
  • Reviews benchmarking reports with peer institutions for resources, staffing, and services
  • Ensures the library is connected with and supports the University’s academic programs.
  • Represent the views of the Library’s stakeholders on library and information services
  • Deliberate and advise on the direction and development of policies for library and information services to ensure the best possible support is provided
  • Recommend new collections and promote contributions to link Institutional Knowledge at AUD by AUD community for the dissemination and preservation of AUD’s intellectual and institutional knowledge
  • Support the Library’s efforts in ensuring financial accountability and responsibility in the provision of library collections
  • Propose and champion opportunities in bringing together AUD community in the Library to advance knowledge and information sharing
  • Promote the Library to the internal and external community
  • Report to the VC on significant matters

Tenure and Frequency of Meetings

Members will serve a three‐year term

Meetings will be held three times a year and special ad hoc meetings may be held as requested by members.

Prof. Anita Ghai

(Chair-Person)

Prof. Salil Misra

(Vice-Chair)

Dr. Debal C. Kar

Secretary

Prof Radharani Chakravarty

Member

Mr. Shiv Kumar

Member

Dr. Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya

Member

Dr. Yogesh Snehi

Member

Dr. Balchand Prajapati

Member

Dr. Shifa Haq

Member

Dr. Rukmini Sen

Member

Prof Remesh P Babu

Member

Dr. Bindu K. C.

Member

Dr. Pulak Das

Member

Dr. Manish Jain

Member

Mr Abeer Gupta

Member

Dr. Kartik Dave

Member

Mr Santhosh S.

Member

Dr. Rajshree Chanchal

Member

Mr. Surajit Sarkar

Member

Mr. Ashis Roy

Member

Ms. Alka Rai

Member

Mr Akha Mao

Member

Dr. Mrityunjay Tripathi

Member

Dr. Vikram Singh Thakur

Member