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Library Faculty Assembly: Home

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 http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/LFA/

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).

2020-2021 Officers

LFA Officers: 2020-2021 

Haven Hawley, Chair, (352) 273-2765

Suzan Alteri, Chair-Elect, (352) 273-2870

Laura Spears, Past Chair, (352) 273-2711

Chelsea Johnston, Secretary, (352) 273-2904

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LFA Meetings

The 2020-2021 General Assembly Meetings are scheduled to be held at 10AM on Aug. 24, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 30, Jan. 28, Feb. 22, March 29, April 19, and May 10. There will be no scheduled meeting in December 2020. LFA will meet on Zoom until further notice.

Meetings of the LFA Executive Council are generally held on the Thursdays before the LFA General Assembly Meetings.

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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