What is the Library Student Advisory Council at UC San Diego?

The LSAC is a forum for ongoing dialogue between students and Library staff with the goal of providing the diverse UC San Diego student community with the best possible library services, spaces, and collections to meet their academic needs.

What are the Council’s responsibilities?

  • Facilitate communication between students and the Library
  • Convey student needs, concerns, and priorities to the Library
  • Provide advice and feedback on library policies and services
  • Provide ideas and input on the design and implementation of new library services
  • Improve the student experience within library spaces
  • Provide insight into student study, research, and library use habits
  • Communicate information about library services and resources to the student community

Who is on the Council?

  • 2 students appointed by Associated Students
  • 2 students appointed by the Graduate Student Association
  • 6 students appointed by the College Councils (one from each Council)
  • 3 students selected from the general student body and appointed by the Library
  • 2 Library staff members: 1 Program Director and 1 other (appointed by the Library)
  • Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Academic Services (who will lead the group)
  • Appointments last for an individual academic year, but are renewable for a second year.

When are the meetings?

  • Meetings are Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30pm.
  • Council meets up to 5 times spread throughout the academic year (not during the summer). Some work may need to be accomplished outside of standing meetings.


If you are interested, and are able to commit to attending meetings and participating in LSAC activities during the 2014-15 academic year, please apply by responding to this short questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UCSDLibLSACInterest