Library matters are discussed, and policy is formulated and ratified, via various committees.
University Library and Collections Committee
The University Library and Collections Committee draws its membership across senior members of the university and includes representation from Durham Students’ Union.
It meets at least quarterly and has delegated authority from the University Executive Council (UEC) to provide direct oversight of Durham University (University) libraries and collections which include Oriental Museum, Art Collection, Museum of Archaeology, Durham Castle Museum, Archives and Special Collections, and the Institutional Archive.
Wider Student Experience Chair/Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Director of Estates and Facilities
Chief Information Officer
Chair of the Acquisitions and Disposal Panel
Colleges & Student Experience Division Head of Business Management
Director of University Library and Collections
Head of Information Governance & University Data Protection Officer
Durham Students' Union Undergraduate Academic Officer
Durham Students' Union Postgraduate Academic Officer
Secretary University Secretary's Office
Library Users’ Committee
The Library Users' Committee meets once a term. It runs the same meeting twice each term, to enable maximum attendance. It provides a strong point of communication between Faculty Library representatives and ULC, and opportunities to seek opinions and feedback from the Library representatives.
Joint chair: ULC Head of Education and ULC Head of Customer Services
Library representatives from each faculty, department or school
Academic Affairs Officer of DSU
UG and PG DSU Officers
ULC Faculty Librarians
Members of the Library staff and other members of the University invited as appropriate to speak to the business of the meeting
It reports into University Library and Collections Committee.
There is more information about the committee structure of the University as a whole on the web page forUniversity Committees.