Library Committees

Ares User Group

Reports To: Daniel Dollar

Committee Charge:

The AUG is incorporated to meet the needs of Ares users and maintainers across YUL through the following functions:

  • Serve as the primary body of Ares Expertise within YUL
    • In coordination with ASC, develop, document, and maintain best practices and training documentation pertaining to the   course reserves service
    • Serve as a community of practice and forum for questions about Ares and course reserve processes and procedures
  • Coordinate and collaborate with ASC on policy changes, service enhancements, and procedural changes to Ares, supporting applications, and the course reserves service as a whole
    • Execute testing related to upgrades, development, or other changes
    • Review and apply ASC determined policies that relate to course reserve processing, request clarification from ASC when needed
    • Identify when policies are problematic and suggest consensus-based changes to ASC
    • Identify when new policies are needed and make consensus-based suggestions to ASC

    Frequency of Meetings: Monthly

    Term of Service: Ongoing

    Committee Eligibility:  Librarians are appointed by their Directors as representatives of each listed library.

    Committee Members:

Cristian Astudillo
Marybeth Bean
Jessica Bower, Vice Chair 2021-2022
Lauren Brown
Vasean Daniels
Alyssa Grimshaw
Zachary Haas
Mary Holder
Elizabeth Johnson
Soli Johnson
Kathleen Keenan
Michael Kerbel
Lindsay King
Suzanne Lovejoy
Kathryn Mansi
Kevin Merriman
Suzanne Mirabile
Jude Morrissey
Adiba Nabiz
Megan Nance
Archer Neilson
Melanie Norton
Connor O'Rourke
Zoe Portman, Chair 2021-2022
William Richo
Steelsen Smith
Shawana Snell
Patrick Stone
Emeka Uzuka
Michael Wagner
Christopher Zollo

Last modified on November 2, 2021 . Contact Andrew Gray to update.