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VCUarts Qatar Libraries

Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC)

About the Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC)

The Student Library Advisory Council is a forward-thinking group of students and Art and Design Library team members working together to identify and discuss matters related to the VCUarts Qatar Libraries – including feedback about collections, services, and spaces as well as present and emerging needs of the campus’ diverse student community. The council may also assist in making recommendations to improve the Art and Design Library and considers proposals for future changes in services and spaces. Members of LSAC may also make specific recommendations for change that includes organizing and delivering workshops, conducting basic research for various improvements, and participating in library events.  

The Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC) is a forum of active exchange and dialogue and [ideally] includes representatives from the five undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Painting and Printmaking, Fashion, and Art History and is by application. Meetings are held three times per semester during the Fall and Spring academic terms. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Members of the Art and Design Library team also serve on the LSAC.  The Art and Design Library issues a call for applications to the student community at the start of the Fall semester or as representative positions become available.


LSAC Charge

  • Actively participate in meetings throughout the academic year (three each semester).
  • Promote department services, resources, and events through outreach; engage in departmental outreach and advocacy in student government and other forums; invite campus organizations/clubs to partner in library outreach/programming.
  • Share student needs, concerns, and priorities to the members of LSAC; take an active approach to identifying solutions and/or providing advice and feedback on library policies, current or new services, and spaces.
  • Share insights into students’ study, research, and library habits.


Council members may choose to get involved in other activities including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Identify and/or participate in light research to evaluate library services (surveys; space evaluations, etc.).
  • Assist in identifying relevant/interesting/new book titles across the disciplines.
  • Plan/develop social media projects “takeovers” for the department.
  • Identify and/or participate in small improvement projects across the department (example: signage in ADL).
  • Work in small groups (of your choice) on a project of your choice.