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The UF Library Faculty Assembly (LFA) is the official faculty body for College Level Shared Governance, serving all faculty librarians at the University of Florida. This Guide replaces the website at

About LFA

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 library faculty at the University of Florida. Progress and status of shared governance in the colleges is monitored by the UF Faculty Senate Chair.

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 included among our members all librarians at the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA).

2018-2019 Officers

2019-2020 LFA Officers

Laura Spears, Chair, (352) 273-2711

Haven Hawley, Chair-Elect, (352) 273-2765

Melody Royster, Past Chair, (352) 273-2661

Megan Daly, Secretary, (352) 273-2709

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LFA meetings

General Assembly Meetings are generally held the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 AM in Smathers Library (East) Room 100.

Executive Council generally meets on the 1st Monday of each month in Smathers Library (East) conference room.

Roles and Responsibilities of LFA Officers

This is a brief summary of the LFA Officer’s roles and responsibilities. Additional information is available within Article IV, Section 2 of the Libraries Faculty Assembly’s By-Laws.

Chair: Runs LFA meetings, works with members of the Executive Council to set agenda, represents Assembly at meetings, serves as liaison to administration, and fulfills appointments for committees. Time requirement is approximately 8-9 hours per month.    

Chair-Elect: Attends Executive Council & LFA meetings, learns the role of Chair, attends meeting with Chair (at Chair’s discretion), and serves as LFA back-up. Time requirement is approximately 8 hours per month

Past Chair: Serves as the Chair of the Nominations Task Force, attends Executive Council & LFA meetings, serves as liaison to University Libraries Committee (ULC), and other responsibility assigned by current Chair. Time requirement is approximately 8 hours per month

Secretary: Attends Executive Council & LFA meetings, takes minutes at LFA meetings, and maintains online guide. Time requirement is approximately 5 hours per month.  

Current LFA Chair

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Laura Spears
(352) 273-2711
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