Library Advisory Committee

The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa.


The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa. Members of the Advisory committee are engaged in providing input to inform Library services, assessment, and strategic directions in support of research and learning.


In its role as an advisory body, the Committee:

  • enhances the library’s ability to consult and communicate with academic units and representatives of key campus communities;
  • provides input on library approaches for sustainable collections;
  • strikes working groups to carry out specific activities, as needed;
  • serves as advisor, ambassador, and advocate for the library’s unique and essential role in the institution’s academic mission.

Roles and responsibilities

All Committee members will be expected to:

  • communicate priorities of academic units or respective community to the library and the library’s activities to their home units;
  • attend meetings and to actively initiate, contribute, and participate in all aspects of the work and discussions;
  • between meetings, participate in email or online exchanges relating to library priorities, planning, and assessment;
  • share experience, knowledge, and information;
  • seek out information required to advance discussion, initiatives, and activities to fulfil the committee’s mandate.


  • Talia Chung (President – Non-voting)
    University Librarian and Vice-Provost, knowledge systems
  • Katrine Mallan
    Assessment and Special Project Librarian, Library Council representative
  • Monica Ward
    Head, Collections Strategy, Library Management Group representative (non-voting)
  • Blair Jackson
    Director, Institutional Research and Planning, Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost
  • Martine Lagacé
    Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development
  • Mary Cavanagh
    Director, School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Martin Meunier
    Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone representative
  • Tareyn Johnson
    Director, Office of Indigenous Affairs, University of Ottawa Indigenous Community representative
  • Gishleine Oukouomi
    University Affairs Commissioner, Graduate Student’s Association des é diplômé.es (GSAÉD), graduate students representative
  • Armaan Singh
    President, University of Ottawa Students’ Union, undergraduate students representative
  • Daniel Trottier
    Deputy Chief Information Officer, Information Technology representative (non-voting)
  • Alain Erdmer
    Director General, Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) representative (non-voting)


  • Ali Akyol, Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management
  • Kouky Fianu, Full Professor, Faculty of Arts
  • Karin Hinzer, Full Professor, Faculty of Engineering
  • Yannick Benoit, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
  • Martin Meunier, Full Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Pascal Imbeault, Full Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Adam Jason Shuhendler, Associate Professor, Faculty of Sciences
  • Vincent Caron, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section
  • P.M. Vasudev, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section


  • Joan Cavanagh, Associate university librarian, Strategy and Planning
  • Sarah Simpkin, Interim associate university librarian, Content and Access
  • Daniel Godon, Associate university librarian, Open Scholarship and Digital Initiatives
  • Caroline Hyslop, Associate university librarian, Research Services
  • Hélène Carrier, Associate university librarian, Learning and User Services
  • Daniel Legault, Directeur administratif


Advisory Committee meetings

Next Meeting

October 25, 2022

Past Meetings

June 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 29, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes


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