The Library Board is a committee of the university administration. It is affiliated with the University Library of Zurich (UB) and is administratively subordinate to the Office of the Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information.
Rules of procedure from 03.11.2020
The Library Board is a commission of the executive board of the university. Together with the University Library Zurich (UB), it is administratively subordinate to the Office of the Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information.
Responsibilities and competences
The library service of the University of Zurich (UZH) is provided jointly by the UB and the ZB. The Library Board is responsible for the strategic and financial management of this service.
The governance ensures that the UB and the ZB meet the needs of the faculties and disciplines of the UZH and take into account the differences in research, teaching and learning cultures as well as the heterogeneous requirements for libraries and the varying importance of printed and digital media within the faculties.
In its governance, the Library Board is guided by the UZH mission statement and strategic principles as well as other UZH guidelines relevant to the libraries.
Number of members
Eligible to vote: 12
The Library Board consist of voting members and non-voting members.
Voting members are:
- the prorector to whose responsibilities the UB belongs;
- one representative of each of the faculties;
- one representative of each of the representative bodies.
Members without the right to vote are:
- the director of the UB;
- the director of the ZB;
- one representative of the library staff;
- optionally, two additional representatives of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as soon as the faculty has notified the Library Board of the representatives.
The Library Board may admit additional members that do not have the right to vote.
The representatives of the faculties and their deputies (§ 5 para. 2 let. b) are elected by the respective faculty. The election of the representatives of the representative bodies and their deputies, with the exception of the student representative body, shall be in accordance with the regulations of December 3, 2019 for the election of the delegates of the representative bodies to the governing bodies and other bodies of the University of Zurich (election regulations). The election of the representative of the governing body for students and their deputies is governed by the statutes of May 23, 2012 of the public-law corporation of the Association for Students of the University of Zurich (VSUZH).
The representative of the library staff (§ 5 para. 3 let. c) is elected from among its members.
Term of office
4 years, reelection possible
2 years for ATP-deputies, reelection possible
|Members with the right to vote||Faculties/Functions||Member since|
|Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger||Vice president of faculty affairs and scientific information||ex officio|
|Prof. Dr. Konrad Schmid||Faculty of Theology||2021|
|Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier||Faculty of Law||2021|
|Prof. Dr. Ulrich Woitek||
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
|Prof. Dr. Leonard Held||
Faculty of Medicine
|Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Nägeli||Vetsuisse Faculty||2021|
|Prof. Dr. Raji Steineck||
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
|Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf||
Faculty of Science
|Representative Bodies and Representative Body Associations|
|Prof. Dr. Martin Winter||Senior Researchers and Teaching Staff||2021|
|Agata Guirard||Association of Junior Researchers||2021|
|Timothy Schürmann||Corporation of the Students||2021|
|Bettina Lennström||Association of the administrative and technical Staff||2021|
|Thierry Haldemann (Stv.)||
Association of the administrative and technical Staff
|Members without the right to vote|
|Director UB Zurich|
|Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mumenthaler||Director||ex officio|
|Dr. Christian Oesterheld||Director||ex officio|
|Additional reprensentative/s for the library staff|
|Daniela Koller||Team Manager Acquisition & Cataloging||2022|
|Dr. Andreas Bigger (Stv.)||Team E-Media||2022|
|Additional representative/s for Faculty|
|Prof. Dr. Klaus Oberauer||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences||2022|
|Prof. Dr. Sebastian Scholz||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences||2022|