Library Board

Composition

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.

 

Details

Legal basis

Rules of procedure from 03.11.2020

 

Affiliation

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

 

Composition

The Library Board consist of voting members and non-voting members.

Voting members are:

  1. the prorector to whose responsibilities the UB belongs;
  2. one representative of each of the faculties;
  3. one representative of each of the representative bodies.

Members without the right to vote are:

  1. the director of the UB;
  2. the director of the ZB;
  3. one representative of the library staff;
  4. 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.

 

Electoral body

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 Email  
Head of        
Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger Vice president of faculty affairs and scientific information ex officio E-mail       
   

 

   
Faculty representatives        
Prof. Dr. Konrad Schmid Faculty of Theology 2021 E-mail     
Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier Faculty of Law 2021 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Woitek

Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

2021 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Leonard Held

Faculty of Medicine

2021 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Nägeli Vetsuisse Faculty 2021 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Raji Steineck

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

2021 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf

Faculty of Science

2021 E-mail  
         
Representative Bodies and Representative Body Associations        
Prof. Dr. Martin Winter Senior Researchers and Teaching Staff 2021 E-mail  
Agata Guirard Association of Junior Researchers 2021 E-mail  
Timothy Schürmann Corporation of the Students 2021 E-mail  
Bettina Lennström Association of the administrative and technical Staff 2021 E-mail  
Thierry Haldemann (Stv.)

Association of the administrative and technical Staff

2021 E-mail  
         
Members without the right to vote        
Director UB Zurich        
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mumenthaler  Director ex officio E-mail  
         
Director ZB        
Dr. Christian Oesterheld Director ex officio E-mail  
         
Additional reprensentative/s for the library staff        
Daniela Koller Team Manager Acquisition & Cataloging 2022 E-mail  
Dr. Andreas Bigger (Stv.) Team E-Media 2022 E-mail  
         
Additional representative/s for Faculty        
Prof. Dr. Klaus Oberauer  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2022 E-mail  
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Scholz  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2022 E-mail