Vote for CUL representatives for University Senate

When do I vote?

Voting began Monday, April 28 and ends Friday, May 16 @ 5:00 pm.

How do I vote?

In person:

Paper ballots are available in the University Archives, located in Butler Library 6th Floor East.

Via email:

If you are unable to vote in person, please send an email with the name of the individual for whom you are casting your vote to

IMPORTANT: For your vote to be counted you must note “Senate Vote” in your subject line.

Senate candidates will have an opportunity to present at the CCLIP meeting scheduled for May 9, 9-11:30 am, Kellogg Room, 15th Floor; SIPA.

Come and cheer on your candidate!

Meet the Candidates:

Kathleen Dreyer is the business electronic services and reference librarian at Columbia’s Watson Library of Business and Economics. In addition to providing reference assistance to students and faculty, Kathleen negotiates contracts for electronic resources, works closely with database vendors to maintain electronic business resources, maintains the Watson Library web site along with a range of electronic research guides and conducts classes in the use of electronic resources. She is also an instructor in the Master’s program of Information and Archival Management in the School of Continuing Education.

Nancy Friedland has been the head of the Butler Media Center for eight years, having first come to Columbia in 1995 as the Assistant Undergraduate Librarian. Shortly after Butler Media started operations, she began selecting print and electronic titles in all aspects of film studies, theatre production, performance, television, and media and was officially named the Film Studies and Performing Arts Librarian. Today, the collection numbers more than 13,000 titles representing all genres of U.S. and foreign feature films and documentary films. The collection is primarily used by faculty and students in the School of the Arts, GSAS, SIPA, and Columbia College. Serving as a liaison presents a personal face to the libraries and is one of the most rewarding services we provide – through reference, collection development, instruction and outreach. It is essential to know and understand the curriculum, teaching needs and the student wants.

The development of the media collection and witnessing the exponential growth in its usage by students and faculty—to see a non-existent service expand into a successful and important new library service—is her greatest joy. Nancy believes that serving on the University Senate is a wonderful opportunity to represent the libraries and to learn more about how things work (or not) and how things are discussed at the University level.

Karen Green has been the librarian for Ancient and Medieval History and Religion for nearly six years, as well as the Graphic Novels selector for almost three years. She has served as senator for the libraries for one term, and has been fascinated by the opportunity to see university administration at work. Through her involvement in various library committees and functions–such as RCL, the E-Reserves Implementation Team, PDC, the FRED committee on E-Reference Management, among others–she feels she has been able to understand the concerns of a wide array of library constituencies, and hopes she has functioned as an effective liaison over the past two years. Karen has also recently been appointed to the newly-revived Senate Rules Committee, which is revising the guidelines for conduct, and is eager to continue the work that has begun there. She very much looks forward to continuing her service.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *