FUNCTION: To be well informed concerning the functions of the University of Texas Libraries, including the branch libraries. To advise in development and implementation of policies and procedures; to advise the librarian, the Faculty Council, and the president concerning the future of the University of Texas Libraries; to advise the president in the event it becomes necessary to appoint a new librarian.
COMPOSITION: Eight (8) voting members of the General Faculty for three (3) year staggered terms, three (3) staff members for two (2) year staggered terms, and seven (7) students. Staff members shall be appointed by the president from a panel of names submitted by the Staff Council and shall include two (2) research staff representatives. Two (2) students shall be appointed by the president from a panel of four (4) names submitted by the Student Government, three (3) from a panel of six (6) names submitted by the Senate of College Councils, and two (2) from a panel of four (4) names submitted by the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The director of University Texas Libraries shall serve as administrative advisor without vote. Heads of other administrative units on campus that include library programs and services shall be invited to provide comment and information as the need arises.