Faculty Governance at the University of Florida Libraries
Since its formation in 2006, the UF Library Faculty Assembly (LFA) is the official faculty body for College Level Shared Governance in the University Libraries and serves all faculty librarians at the University of Florida. Progress and status of shared governance in the colleges is monitored by the UF Faculty Senate Chair (see 2011 report).
Included in our membership are all librarians in the George A. Smathers Libraries (all campus branches including the Health Science Center Libraries and The Borland Library in Jacksonville) as well as the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Until July 1, 2012 we also include among our members all librarians at the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA).
Meetings are generally held the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 AM in Library East Room 1A.
2013-2014 LFA Officers
Ben Walker, Chair, (352) 273-2545
Christine Fruin, Secretary, (352) 273-2710
Matthew Loving, Past Chair, (352) 273-2635
Chelsea Dinsmore, Chair Elect, (352) 273-0369
2013 LFA and Faculty Senate elections
Below is a summary of the LFA Election Results for the Election held in March 2013 and announced at the April 15, 2013 LFA Meeting
- Chelsea Dinsmore is elected as the LFA Chair (by declaration according to our By-Laws, as she ran as an unopposed candidate and so didn't appear on the ballot).
Christine Fruin ran unopposed for LFA Secretary
- Rae Jesano and Valrie Minson will serve as our new UF Faculty Senators representing the faculty of the Libraries
- Nancy Schaefer, Jana Ronan and Betsy Simpson were elected to the Career Development Handbook Committee