Council of Librarians

Librarian Code

The Librarian Code (PDF) explains the governance structure for the librarians of the GW Libraries of the George Washington University, which recognizes librarian participation in, and contribution to, the university's educational mission. GW Libraries strives to recruit, develop, and retain an active professional library staff who can support the functions of a major teaching and research institution. To that end, GW Libraries rewards continuous learning, scholarship, and professional achievement. All librarians must participate in activities, both formal and informal, that enhance their work and advance their professional growth.

Council of Librarians By-Laws/Rules of Procedure

The Librarian Bylaws (PDF) contains rules regarding the membership, officers, meetings, and committees for the Council of Librarians. 

2019-2020 Council of Librarian Meeting Schedule

Note: the following schedule is tentative and may change. Additional meetings may be scheduled. Please contact the Secretary or Chair to confirm.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:30-3 pm
  • Monday, November 18, 2019, 2-3:30 pm
  • Monday, January 13, 2020, 2-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 2-3:30 pm
  • Monday, May 18, 2020, 2-3:30 pm
  • 2019-2020 Council of Librarian Officers

  • Chair: Dolsy Smith
  • Vice-Chair/Chair, Elect: Leah Richardson
  • Parliamentarian: Megan Potterbusch
  • Secretary: Jennifer Froetschel

2019-2020 Council of Librarian Committees

Code & By-Laws Committee

  • Brigette Kamsler (2019-2021)
  • TJ Kao (2018-2020)
  • David Lemmons (2019-2021)
  • Laura Wrubel, Chair (2018-2020)

Librarian Review and Development Committee 

  • Dan Kerchner (2018-2020)
  • Joscelyn Leventhal (2019-2021)
  • Mark Yoffe (2019-2021)
  • Cathy Zeljak, Chair (2018-2020)
  • Shira Eller (2019-2021)
  • Bill Gillis - Alternate (2019-2020)

Grievance Committee

  • Debbie Bezanson (2019-2021)
  • Peter Cohn (2018 - 2020)
  • David Ettinger, Chair (2019-2021)
  • Amal Cavendar - Alternate (2019-2020)