Library Student Advisory Group

About the Library Student Advisory Group

The purpose of the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) is to provide a formal channel of communication between students and the Library Administration. The LSAG discusses matters related to all the University libraries— Crerar, D'Angelo Law, Eckhart, Mansueto, Regenstein, and SSA—including feedback about collections, access, services, and present and future needs of the student community. The Group also assists in making specific recommendations to improve the Library and considers proposals for future changes in services. Finally, members of the LSAG discuss how the Library can most effectively communicate its resources, services and plans with students, and conversely, how students can most effectively communicate their wishes, needs and concerns to the Library.

The Library Student Advisory Group includes representatives from the College, Divisions, and the Professional Schools. Several UChicago Library staff members also serve on the LSAG. The Library issues a call for applications to the Group annually or as representative positions become available. The LSAG meets approximately six times during the regular academic year. Membership is by invitation; for further information please contact Rebecca Starkey, LSAG Coordinator, at

Applications for the LSAG are now being accepted from students in the following schools and divisions:

  • College (Class of 2021 Only)
  • Biological Sciences Division
  • Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Harris School of Public Policy Studies
  • Institute for Molecular Engineering
  • Physical Sciences Division
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • School of Social Service Administration
  • Social Sciences Division

Apply online by October 20, 2017.


From the College

  • James Gao - Class of 2018
  • Charles Chamberlain - Class of 2018
  • Anselm Jia - Class of 2019
  • Nur Simsek - Class of 2019
  • Amy Ma - Class of 2020
  • Isaac Tannenbaum - Class of 2020

From the Divisions and the Professional Schools

  • Seth Auster-Rosen - Divinity School
  • Madison Chapman - Humanities Division
  • Emily Forden - Social Sciences Division
  • Gourav Khullar - Physical Sciences Division
  • Sarath Pillai - Social Sciences Division

From the Library

  • Brenda Johnson, Library Director and University Librarian
  • Andrea Twiss-Brooks, Director of Research and Teaching Support
  • Rachel Rosenberg, Director of Communications
  • Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach


Meeting Notes